AMD Athlon X2 5200+ Processor Review

AMD Athlon X2 5200+ Processor Review

Old processor it is but it certainly is still available for a little less than RM 200 at your local stores. Does it do the job well as a processor?

Specifications

Here’s a CPU-Z screenshot.
AMD Athlon X2 5200+ Processor Review

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Performance

Due to time constraint, I haven’t overclocked the processor. 😀

Super PI 1.5 Mod

The value chosen for Super PI was 1M.

X2 5200+ E7200
34.632 20.922
* Lower the better

CINEBENCH R10

Processor X2 5200+ E7200
Rendering (Single CPU) 2212 2733
Rendering (Multiple CPU) 4317 5172
Shading (OpenGL Standard) 2831 3794

The benchmark was done with default settings. Here’s where you can download MAXON CINEBENCH R10.

X264 HD

The x264 HD Benchmark is a benchmarking tool created by graysky, a contributor at TechARP.

Simply put, it is a reproducible measure of fast your machine can encode a short, HD-quality video clip into a high quality x264 video file. It’s nice because everyone running it will use the same video clip and software. The video encoder (x264.exe) reports a fairly accurate internal benchmark (in frames per second) for each pass of the video encode and it also uses multi-core processors very efficiently. All these factors make this an ideal benchmark to compare different processors and systems to each other.

Processor X2 5200+ E7200
v0.58.747 (1st Pass) 26.45 27.95
v0.58.747 (2nd Pass) 6.31 7.4
v0.59.819M (1st Pass) 27.38 31.32
v0.59.819M (2nd Pass) 6.63 8.27

Thermal Performance

Tests were done with the stock heatsink.

Processor X2 5200+ E7200
Idle 31°C 33°C
Load 51°C 49°C

Bear in mind that they both come with different stock heatsink, thus thermal comparison is just for reference sake. 🙂

Conclusion

Those benchmarks – they either mean something to you or they don’t.

Generally it’s a good enough processor, if you’re on a budget and need something that does the job that it’s good to go. I’m currently using this processor for my graphic design work and occasional computer gaming.

goldfries recommended

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32 Comments

  1. hmm…seems like quite a nice cpu. but i reckon it’s already extinct. since only brisbane core still in existence.

    but shouldn’t athlon II be a more suitable choice since their price is around RM200.

  2. you have time for PC gaming..??

    How nice!!!

  3. Nice review of an old chip..

    i wonder how would a E5200 or even a Pentium Dual-Core stack up against this..

  4. Author

    @ray – it’s nice

    @Jonathan – yes, i make time for it. It’s the way i relax / de-stress. 😀

    @eric – I plan to review the E5200 since I have a unit with me, you’ll see it being compared. 😀

  5. @goldfries – I’M looking for cheap AMD CPU, but i’m not sure which to buy…
    Phenom x2 550 or Athlon x4 620?

    I have see many forum that they say, Phenom x2 550 is much batter
    then Athlon x4 620.

    Is that true?

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