Intel Pentium E5300 vs AMD Athlon 64 X2 FX-60


General info

Comparing Athlon 64 X2 FX-60 and Pentium E5300 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking25442536
Value for moneyno data2.04
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Series2x Athlon 64 (Desktop)no data
Architecture codenameToledo (2006)Wolfdale (2008−2010)
Release dateno dataNovember 2008 (14 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$64
Current priceno data$32 (0.5x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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Technical specs

Athlon 64 X2 FX-60 and Pentium E5300 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)2 (Dual-core)
Base clock speedno data2.6 GHz
Boost clock speed2.6 GHz2.6 GHz
Bus support1000 MHzno data
L1 cacheno data64 KB (per core)
L2 cacheno data2 MB (shared)
L3 cacheno data0 KB
Chip lithography90 nm45 nm
Die sizeno data82 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data74 °C
Number of transistorsno data228 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplierno data-
VID voltage rangeno data0.85V-1.3625V


Information on Athlon 64 X2 FX-60 and Pentium E5300 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configurationno data1
Socketno dataLGA775
Power consumption (TDP)110 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Athlon 64 X2 FX-60 and Pentium E5300. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NIno data-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data-
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data-
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Demand Based Switchingno data-
FSB parityno data-

Security technologies

Athlon 64 X2 FX-60 and Pentium E5300 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data-
EDBno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Athlon 64 X2 FX-60 and Pentium E5300 are enumerated here.

VT-dno data-

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Athlon 64 X2 FX-60 and Pentium E5300. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesno dataDDR1, DDR2, DDR3

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 0.72 0.74
Chip lithography 90 nm 45 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 110 Watt 65 Watt

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