AMD Turion II M500: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Turion II M500
AMD Turion II M500
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Year of release 2009
Performance 6.22


AMD started AMD Turion II M500 sales 10 September 2009. This is a Caspian architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2200 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Socket S1 (s1g3) 638-Pin processor with a TDP of 35 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

Turion II M500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating923
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesAMD Turion II
Architecture codenameCaspian (2009)
Release date10 September 2009
(13 years old)
Current price$100 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 cores2 (Dual-core)
Boost clock speed2.2 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
Bus support3600 MHz
L2 cache1 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
Chip lithography45 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Turion II M500 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.

SocketSocket S1 (s1g3) 638-pin
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Turion II M500. 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

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Turion II M500. 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.

Turion II M500 6.22
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

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%

Turion II M500 1865

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: 19%

Turion II M500 3591

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%

Turion II M500 1756

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

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Is Turion II M500 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Turion II M500 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

Turion II M500 Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Turion II M500 by Intel is Core i5-9300H, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Intel Core i5-9300H Core i5 9300H

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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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Best GPU for Turion II M500

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Turion II M500, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Turion II M500 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 82 configurations based on Turion II M500 in our database.

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