Whats the difference between windsor and brisbane?

bhalljr

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i have an AMD ADA5200IAA6CS processor thats fried. I would like to replace it with something similiar.What would you suggest?The computer is used for email,surfing and downloading music.
 

carlhenry

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the difference is that windsor is built on a 90nm architecture and the brisbane is built on the newer 65nm architecture. i suggest you get a brisbane instead because it draws less power and has a better architecture than its windsor counterpart.
 

bige420

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Your fried cpu is an Athlon 64 X2 5200+. As Carlhenry mention, brisbanes are manufactured with the 65nm process compared to the 90nm used on the Windsors. The Brisbanes also have half the cache of a Windsor which causes them to perform slightly worse clock for clock, but not something noticeable.

That being said, an Athlon 64 X2 6000 Brisbane would do nicely but a Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor would perform slightly better.