AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e vs Phenom X3 8400

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e advantages

  • This CPU has 12% higher performance in single-threaded applications.
  • Power consumption of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e is better.

AMD Phenom X3 8400 advantages

  • In multi-threaded applications, the processor has 34% higher performance.
  • The Phenom X3 8400 performs 28% better when running memory-intensive tasks.

5050e vs 8400 performance comparison

The charts in the table below illustrate performance of Athlon 64 X2 5050e and Phenom X3 8400 CPUs in various kinds of programs. The numbers in the charts are calculated from a few benchmarks, that you can find in the "Benchmarks" tab. As a result, the shown results may differ from results, that you may receive in individual tests. The 'Overall performance' shows an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each program type.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.12
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.34
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.28
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.14
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e       - AMD Phenom X3 8400

Full list of benchmarks, that demonstrate performance difference between Athlon 64 X2 5050e and 8400 in various types of applications, can be found in the "Benchmarks" tab.


5050e vs 8400 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
110
88
66
44
22
0
 
 
45W
 
95W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e vs 8400 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of low level features of both microprocessors is located in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Athlon 64 X2 5050e Phenom X3 8400
General recommendations:
Performs faster in single-threaded tasks,
Much lower power
  General recommendations:
Faster in all task types

Drawbacks:

Rather slow
 

Drawbacks:

Worse performance in single-threaded applications,
Needs significantly more power

Similar processors

Athlon 64 X2 5050e Phenom X3 8400
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as AMD 5050e and AMD 8400.

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More comparisons

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Note: To see differences with any CPU, type in any combination of the following into the "Any CPU" field: manufacturer name, full or partial family name, model number, part number, core name, socket name, operating frequency, bus speed (must have FSB suffix), and the last level cache. Here are some valid searches:

  i5-3570K
  Intel Celeron 2 GHz
  K8
  Pentium 4 800FSB
  AMD 3.3GHz 8MB

Specifications

Please visit AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e and AMD Phenom X3 8400 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050eAMD Phenom X3 8400
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyAthlon 64 X2Phenom X3
Basic details
Model number5050e8400
CPU part numberADH5050IAA5DOHD8400WCJ3BGD
Box part numberADH5050DOBOX 
Introduction dateOctober 21, 2008March 27, 2008
 
CPU features
Core nameBrisbaneToliman
MicroarchitectureK8K10
Technology (micron)0.065
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM2Socket AM2 / Socket AM2+
Frequency (MHz)26002100
Bus speed (MHz) 1800 (HT/QPI)
Clock Multiplier1310.5
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)192 KB (code) / 192 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)10241536
L3 cache (KB) 2048
Max temperature (°C) 55 - 71
TDP (Watt)4595
Core voltage (V) 1.2 - 1.25
Cores23
Threads23
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNone
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e" or "AMD Phenom X3 8400" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e and Phenom X3 8400 benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. Both microprocessors were tested on MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard with 2GB dual-channel Corsair CM2X1024-6400C4 memory, and Powercolor 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI Radeon HD2400) graphics.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Athlon 64 X2 5050e vs Phenom X3 8400 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e           AMD Phenom X3 8400

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
84.5%

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
85.8%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
95.3%


Athlon 64 X2 5050e vs Phenom X3 8400 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e           AMD Phenom X3 8400

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
81.3%

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
81.3%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
67.2%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
79.5%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
68.2%

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e           AMD Phenom X3 8400

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
60.2%

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
83.6%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
82.1%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
75.4%


Athlon 64 X2 5050e vs Phenom X3 8400 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.


    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e           AMD Phenom X3 8400

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
100%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
99.4%


Athlon 64 X2 5050e vs Phenom X3 8400 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e           AMD Phenom X3 8400

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
90.1%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
61.6%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
77.9%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e and AMD Phenom X3 8400 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMD
CPU FamilyAthlon 64 X2Phenom X3
Model / Processor Number5050e8400
Frequency2600 MHz2100 MHz
CWID version0.30.4
Part numberADH5050IAA5DOHD8400WCJ3BGD
S-Spec / Stepping CodeNAAFGJAAWB AA 0812EPMW
Comment Toliman 1.25V
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS)AMD Athlon(tm) Dual Core Processor 5050eAMD Phenom(tm) 8400 Triple-Core Processor
Cores23
Logical processors23
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingBH-G2DR-B2
CPUID signature60FB2100F22
Family15 (0Fh)16 (010h)
Model107 (06Bh) 2 (02h)
Stepping 2 (02h)
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1
L1 data: Size2 x 64 KB3 x 64 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1
L1 instruction: Size2 x 64 KB3 x 64 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1
L2: Size2 x 512 KB3 x 512 KB
L3: Associativity 32-way set associative
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Lines per tag 1
L3: Size 2 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+
AMD extensions to MMX+
Extensions to 3DNow!+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4A-+
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation-+
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT-+
POPCNT-+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+
RDTSCP+
SYSCALL/SYSRET+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+
 
Other features
1 GB large page support-+
100MHz multiplier control+
128-bit SSE instructions-+
36-bit page-size extensions+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+
Debugging extensions+
Extended APIC space+
Frequency ID control+-
Hardware P-state control-+
Hardware thermal control+
Instruction based sampling-+
LAHF / SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
LBR virtualization+
LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8+
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Misaligned SSE mode-+
Model-specific registers+
Nested page tables-+
OS visible workaround-+
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Physical address extensions+
SVM lock-+
Software thermal control+
Support for NRIP save-+
THERMTRIP+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states-+
Temperature sensor+
Time stamp counter+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Voltage ID control+-
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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