Intel Pentium E5400 vs AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+

Intel Pentium E5400
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+

General info

Comparing Pentium E5400 and Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
23.86
 
14.49
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Wolfdale
 
Windsor
Release date
on January 2009
 
on February 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
$55
 
n/d
Price now
$19.99
 
$33

Technical specs

Pentium E5400 and Athlon 64 X2 6000+ quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium E5400 and Athlon 64 X2 6000+ performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
2.7 GHz
 
3.1 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
256 KB
L2 cache
2 MB (shared)
 
512K
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
90 nm
Die size
82 mm2
 
220 mm2
Maximum core temperature
74 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
228 million
 
227 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.85V-1.3625V
 
n/d

Compatibility

Information on Pentium E5400 and Athlon 64 X2 6000+ compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
LGA775
 
AM2
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
125 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium E5400 and Athlon 64 X2 6000+. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
-
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
-
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Demand Based Switching
-
 
n/d

Security technologies

Pentium E5400 and Athlon 64 X2 6000+ technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium E5400 and Athlon 64 X2 6000+ are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
n/d
VT-x
See Ordering Info
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium E5400 and Athlon 64 X2 6000+.
Supported memory types
DDR1, DDR2, DDR3
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium E5400 and Athlon 64 X2 6000+. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pentium E5400 3.37
Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.38 +0.3%

Passmark

Pentium E5400 1596
Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 1602 +0.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium E5400 and Athlon 64 X2 6000+ are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Pentium E5400

Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 125 watts)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

Advantages of AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+

0.3% faster in synthetic tests
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

So, Pentium E5400 or Athlon 64 X2 6000+?

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