Turion II M520: specs and benchmarks


Aggregate performance score

Turion II M520 provides poor benchmark performance at 0.57% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.


AMD started Turion II M520 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 2300 MHz and a locked multiplier.

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

Primary details

Turion II M520 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2713
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesAMD Turion II
Architecture codenameCaspian (2009)
Release date10 September 2009 (14 years ago)
Current price$38 of 15069 (EPYC 7663)

Detailed specifications

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 speed2.3 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
Bus support3600 MHz
L1 cache128 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache1 MBof 96 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
Chip lithography45 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo


Information on Turion II M520 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
Power consumption (TDP)35 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Turion II M520. 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 M520. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark 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 M520 0.57

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 M520 1955

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 M520 3754

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 M520 1839

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%

Turion II M520 1

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Turion II M520's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook CPUs.

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Turion II M520 is Pentium P6100, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Turion II M520:

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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.

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Turion II M520, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Turion II M520 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 187 configurations using Turion II M520 in our database.

Radeon VII Radeon VII
0.5% (1/187)
RX 580 Radeon RX 580
1.1% (2/187)
GTX 1650 GeForce GTX 1650
0.5% (1/187)
RX 570 Radeon RX 570
0.5% (1/187)
GTX 770 GeForce GTX 770
0.5% (1/187)
GTX 660 GeForce GTX 660
0.5% (1/187)
Radeon 660M Radeon 660M
0.5% (1/187)

Community ratings

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