AMD Athlon X2 QL-60: specs and benchmarks

AMD Athlon X2 QL-60

Summary

AMD started AMD Athlon X2 QL-60 sales 3 June 2008. This is Lion architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 65 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 1900 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket S1 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 3.31 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Athlon X2 QL-60 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
59.09
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Series
2x AMD Athlon
 
Architecture codename
Lion
 
Launch date
3 June 2008 (12 years ago)
 
Price now
$8.83
 

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 cores
2 (Dual-core)
 
Threads
2
 
Boost clock speed
1.9 GHz
 
Bus support
3600 MHz
 
L1 cache
256 KB
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
1 MB
 
Chip lithography
65 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Athlon X2 QL-60 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
S1
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
35 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Athlon X2 QL-60. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, Enhanced 3DNow!, NX bit, AMD64, PowerNow!, AMD Virtualization
 
PowerNow
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V
+
 

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon X2 QL-60. 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.

3.31

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.

1352

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.

1273

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

2803

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Athlon X2 QL-60 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 88% minimum and 81% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
88%
Recommended
81%
Minimum
88%
Recommended
81%

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon X2 QL-60 from Intel is Core i7-5550U, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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