AMD Athlon X2 QL-65: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon X2 QL-65
AMD Athlon X2 QL-65
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Year of release 2009
Performance 0.60


AMD started AMD Athlon X2 QL-65 sales 1 September 2009. This is Lion architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 65 manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2100 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is S1g2 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Athlon X2 QL-65 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2637
Market segmentLaptop
Series2x AMD Athlon
Architecture codenameLion (2008−2009)
Release date1 September 2009 (13 years ago)
Current price$19.18 of 25448 (Xeon Platinum 8280L)

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 cores2 (Dual-core)
Boost clock speed2.1 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
Bus support3600 MHz
L1 cache256 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache1 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography65 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Athlon X2 QL-65 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 configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Athlon X2 QL-65. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions65 nm, 1.075 - 1.125

Virtualization technologies

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


Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon X2 QL-65. 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 X2 QL-65 0.60
  • Passmark
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU


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: 69%

Athlon X2 QL-65 609

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 X2 QL-65 1630

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.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Athlon X2 QL-65 3213

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 X2 QL-65 1489

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon X2 QL-65 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon X2 QL-65 from Intel is Core 2 Duo L7700, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Intel Core 2 Duo L7700 Core 2 Duo L7700

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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.

Intel Celeron B800 Celeron B800
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 Core 2 Duo T6600
AMD Turion II Ultra M600 Turion II Ultra M600

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