AMD Turion II M520: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Turion II M520
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Year of release 2009
Performance 6.71
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AMD Turion II M520
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Summary

AMD started AMD Turion II M520 sales 10 September 2009. This is 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 and a maximum temperature of °C.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

6.71%

percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

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

Place in performance rating901
Value for money (0-100)10.37
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesAMD Turion II
Architecture codenameCaspian
Release date10 September 2009 (12 years ago)
Price now$38 of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
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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)
Threads2
Boost clock speed2.3 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
Bus support3600 MHz
L1 cache128 KBof 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache1 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+

Compatibility

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
Thermal design power (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
PowerNow+

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.


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 M520 6.71
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-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.

Turion II M520 1955

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.

Turion II M520 1839

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.

Turion II M520 1

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.

Turion II M520 3754

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Turion II M520 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Turion II M520 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Turion II M520 by Intel is Core i7-4800MQ, which is slower by 1% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

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