Athlon 64 X2 vs Athlon II X2

Dell / Optiplex gx270...
February 12, 2010 at 15:23:52
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, P4 2.8Ghz 1gb DDR 333
What is the difference between these two
types of processors.

The AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ is almost identical to the AMD ii X2 215

Just looking at the specs they look the same. Which one is better?

Manufacturer: Dell computer corporation
Model: Optiplex gx270
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional CPU/Ram: 2.793 GHz / 1024 MB
Video Card: Sapphire HD 3650 AGP


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#1
February 12, 2010 at 16:45:51
They use different architectures. The Athlon II is based on the K10, the Athlon X2 is based on the K8. Google the differences..

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#2
February 13, 2010 at 09:16:55
In addition to what jam stated above, the AMD Athlon™ II X2 - 215 is based on the AM3 socket, while the AMD Athlon™ X2 - 5200+ is on the AM2 socket.

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#3
February 13, 2010 at 15:01:19
The 5200+ has a 1024kb l2 cache, and the 215 has 512kb. Does
the l2 cache really make a difference when playing games?

Also... the 5200+ is AM2, which is older than the Athlon II which
is AM3. Would this newer technology in this chip make up for
the smaller l2 cache?

Thank you for your responses.

Manufacturer: Dell computer corporation
Model: Optiplex gx270
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional CPU/Ram: 2.793 GHz / 1024 MB
Video Card: Sapphire HD 3650 AGP


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#4
February 14, 2010 at 02:08:30
You must be talking about the 5200+ on the 90nm Windsor Core that uses 1mb L2 cache per core, because the 5200+ on the Brisbane Core uses 512kb L2 Cache per core.

The Athlon II X2 215 is faster then the Athlon 64 X2 5200+ on the Windsor Core.

CPU Mark Score


Athlon II X2 215

Score 1,593


http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_loo...


Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor

Score 1,394


http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_loo...


^ I don't know why the link to the Athlon 64 X2 5200+ isn't working but you can scroll down from the Athlon II X2 215 chart on its link to see the Athlon 64 X2 5200+ score.

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