Intel Pentium E5400 vs 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.
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Architecture codename
Release date
January 2009
August 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
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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
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
2.7 GHz
3.1 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
256 KB
L2 cache
2 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
90 nm
Die size
82 mm2
220 mm2
Maximum core temperature
74 °C
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Transistor count
228 million
227 million
64 bit support
VID voltage range
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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
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)
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Turbo Boost
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Idle States
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Thermal Monitoring
Demand Based Switching
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Security technologies

Pentium E5400 and Athlon 64 X2 6000+ technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium E5400 and Athlon 64 X2 6000+ are enumerated here.
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium E5400 and Athlon 64 X2 6000+.
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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 1.32 +5.6%
Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 1.25


Pentium E5400 1052 +5.7%
Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 995

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

5.6% faster in synthetic tests
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+

Higher maximum frequency (3100 vs 2700 MHz)
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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