AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 vs Intel Core 2 Duo E6700


General info

Comparing Core 2 Duo E6700 and Athlon 64 FX-74 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking24982505
Value for money0.980.13
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesCore 2 Duo (Desktop)no data
Architecture codenameConroe (2006−2007)Windsor (2006−2009)
Release dateno dataNovember 2006 (16 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$500
Current price$18 $500 (1x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Core 2 Duo E6700 has 654% better value for money than Athlon 64 FX-74.

Technical specs

Core 2 Duo E6700 and Athlon 64 FX-74 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)
Boost clock speed2.66 GHz3 GHz
Bus support1066 MHzno data
L1 cacheno data128 KB
L2 cacheno data1 MB
L3 cacheno data0 KB
Chip lithography65 nm90 nm
Die sizeno data235 mm2
Number of transistorsno data227 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier-no data


Information on Core 2 Duo E6700 and Athlon 64 FX-74 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 dataF
Power consumption (TDP)65 Watt125 Watt

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core 2 Duo E6700 and Athlon 64 FX-74. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesno dataDDR1

Synthetic benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Core 2 Duo E6700 0.79
Athlon 64 FX-74 0.77

Core 2 Duo E6700 outperforms Athlon 64 FX-74 by 3% in our combined benchmark results.


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Core 2 Duo E6700 990
Athlon 64 FX-74 972

Core 2 Duo E6700 outperforms Athlon 64 FX-74 by 2% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 0.79 0.77
Boost clock speed 2660 3000
Chip lithography 65 nm 90 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 65 Watt 125 Watt

We couldn't decide between Core 2 Duo E6700 and Athlon 64 FX-74. The differences in performance seem too small.

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