AMD Athlon X2 QL-64 vs Turion II M520

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AMD Turion II M520
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Games supported 24%

General info

Comparing Turion II M520 and Athlon X2 QL-64 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating8962665
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesAMD Turion II2x AMD Athlon
Architecture codenameCaspian (2009)Lion (2008−2009)
Release date10 September 2009
(13 years old)
1 January 2009
(14 years old)
Current price$38 $102

Technical specs

Turion II M520 and Athlon X2 QL-64 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)2 (Dual-core)
Threads22
Boost clock speed2.3 GHz2.1 GHz
Bus support3600 MHz3600 MHz
L1 cache128 KB256 KB
L2 cache1 MB1 MB
L3 cacheno data0 KB
Chip lithography45 nm65 nm
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--

Compatibility

Information on Turion II M520 and Athlon X2 QL-64 compatibility with other computer components: 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 configurationno data1
SocketSocket S1 (s1g3) 638-pinS1
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Watt35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Turion II M520 and Athlon X2 QL-64. 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 VirtualizationMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, Enhanced 3DNow!, NX bit, AMD64, PowerNow!, AMD Virtualization
PowerNow++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Turion II M520 and Athlon X2 QL-64 are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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 6.47
+1194%
Athlon X2 QL-64 0.50
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • wPrime 32

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
+21.2%
Athlon X2 QL-64 1614

Turion II M520 outperforms Athlon X2 QL-64 by 21% in Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core.

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
+16.5%
Athlon X2 QL-64 3223

Turion II M520 outperforms Athlon X2 QL-64 by 16% in Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core.

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
+25.3%
Athlon X2 QL-64 1468

Turion II M520 outperforms Athlon X2 QL-64 by 25% in 3DMark06 CPU.

wPrime 32

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Benchmark coverage: 18%

Turion II M520 33.6
+27.4%
Athlon X2 QL-64 42.8

Athlon X2 QL-64 outperforms Turion II M520 by 27% in wPrime 32.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 6.47 0.50
Recency 10 September 2009 1 January 2009
Boost clock speed 2300 2100
Chip lithography 45 nm 65 nm

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Turion II M520
Turion II M520


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Competitors of Turion II M520 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Turion II M520 by Intel is Core i5-8269U, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

Intel Core i5-8269U Core i5 8269U
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Here are some closest Intel rivals to Turion II M520:

Core i5-8259U 100.62
Core i5-8269U 100.31
Turion II M520 100

Competitors of Athlon X2 QL-64 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon X2 QL-64 by Intel is Pentium 957, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Intel Pentium 957 Pentium 957
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Here are some closest Intel rivals to Athlon X2 QL-64:

Athlon X2 QL-64 100

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