Intel Pentium U5600 vs AMD Athlon II M300

Price now 40$
Games supported 41%
Athlon II M300
AMD Athlon II M300
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  • Max video memory
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  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Pentium U5600
Intel Pentium U5600
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
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  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 12%

General info

Comparing Athlon II M300 and Pentium U5600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking2646not rated
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesAMD Athlon IIIntel Pentium
Architecture codenameCaspian (2009)Arrandale (2010−2011)
Release date10 September 2009 (13 years old)24 May 2010 (13 years old)
Current price$40 no data

Technical specs

Athlon II M300 and Pentium U5600 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)2 (Dual-core)
Base clock speedno data1.33 GHz
Boost clock speed2 GHz1.33 GHz
Bus support3200 MHz2500 MHz
L1 cache128 KB64K (per core)
L2 cache1 MB256K (per core)
L3 cacheno data3 MB (shared)
Chip lithography45 nm32 nm
Die sizeno data81+114 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data105 °C
Number of transistorsno data384 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplierno data-


Information on Athlon II M300 and Pentium U5600 compatibility with other computer components: 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.

Number of CPUs in a configurationno data1
SocketSocket S1 (S1g3)Intel BGA1288
Power consumption (TDP)35 Watt18 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Athlon II M300 and Pentium U5600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, Enhanced 3DNow!, NX bit, AMD64, PowerNow!, AMD Virtualization, DDR2 400 MHz Memory Controllerno data
AES-NIno data-
FMAno data+
PowerNow+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data-
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data-
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Flex Memory Accessno data+
PAEno data36 Bit
FDIno data+
Fast Memory Accessno data+

Security technologies

Athlon II M300 and Pentium U5600 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data-
EDBno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Athlon II M300 and Pentium U5600 are enumerated here.

VT-dno data-
VT-xno data-

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Athlon II M300 and Pentium U5600. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR2DDR3
Maximum memory sizeno data8 GB
Max memory channelsno data2
Maximum memory bandwidthno data12.8 GB/s
ECC memory supportno data-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataIntel® HD Graphics for Previous Generation Intel® Processors
Clear Videono data+
Graphics max frequencyno data500 MHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Athlon II M300 and Pentium U5600 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supportedno data2


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Athlon II M300 and Pentium U5600.

PCIe versionno data2.0
PCI Express lanesno data1

Synthetic benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Athlon II M300 670
Pentium U5600 624

Athlon II M300 outperforms Pentium U5600 by 7% in Passmark.

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 10 September 2009 24 May 2010
Boost clock speed 2000 1333
Chip lithography 45 nm 32 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 35 Watt 18 Watt

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