AMD Athlon 64 TF-20: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon 64 TF-20
AMD Athlon 64 TF-20
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Year of release 2009
Performance 2.46


AMD started AMD Athlon 64 TF-20 sales 1 May 2009. This is a Sherman architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 1 core and 1 thread, and is based on 65 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 1600 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is S1g1 processor with a TDP of 25 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

Athlon 64 TF-20 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1660
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesAMD Athlon 64
Architecture codenameSherman (2009)
Release date1 May 2009
(13 years old)
Current price$4.99 of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores1 (Single-Core)
Boost clock speed1.6 GHzof 7.3 (Ryzen 9 7900)
Bus support667 MHz
L1 cache64+64 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache512 KBof 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
Chip lithography65 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum core temperature95 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Athlon 64 TF-20 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Thermal design power (TDP)25 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Athlon 64 TF-20. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsMMX, 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, AMD64, Enhanced Virus Protection

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon 64 TF-20. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Athlon 64 TF-20 2.46
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Athlon 64 TF-20 1245

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Athlon 64 TF-20 612

Is Athlon 64 TF-20 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon 64 TF-20 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

Athlon 64 TF-20 Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon 64 TF-20 from Intel is Core i7-4578U, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Intel Core i7-4578U Core i7 4578U

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Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Intel Core i7-2630QM Core i7 2630QM
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AMD Phenom II X2 N640 Phenom II X2 N640
AMD Phenom II X4 N950 Phenom II X4 N950
Intel Core i7-2620M Core i7 2620M

Best GPU for Athlon 64 TF-20

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Athlon 64 TF-20, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Athlon 64 TF-20 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 32 configurations based on Athlon 64 TF-20 in our database.

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