AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 vs Turion II M520

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AMD Turion II M520
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AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60
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Games supported 93%

General info

Comparing Turion II M520 and Turion 64 X2 TL-60 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating896858
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesAMD Turion II2x AMD Turion 64
Architecture codenameCaspian (2009)Trinidad/Tyler (2007)
Release date10 September 2009
(13 years old)
4 May 2007
(15 years old)
Current price$38 $174

Technical specs

Turion II M520 and Turion 64 X2 TL-60 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 GHz
Bus support3600 MHz800 MHz
L1 cache128 KB256 KB
L2 cache1 MB1 MB
Chip lithography45 nm90 nm
Die sizeno data147 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data95 °C
Number of transistorsno data154 Million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--

Compatibility

Information on Turion II M520 and Turion 64 X2 TL-60 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.

SocketSocket S1 (s1g3) 638-pinS1
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Watt35/31 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Turion II M520 and Turion 64 X2 TL-60. 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 Virtualization90/65 nm, 1.075
PowerNow+no 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
Turion 64 X2 TL-60 6.77
+4.6%
  • 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
+20.8%
Turion 64 X2 TL-60 1619

Turion II M520 outperforms Turion 64 X2 TL-60 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
+19.9%
Turion 64 X2 TL-60 3130

Turion II M520 outperforms Turion 64 X2 TL-60 by 20% 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
+26.2%
Turion 64 X2 TL-60 1457

Turion II M520 outperforms Turion 64 X2 TL-60 by 26% 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
+16.1%
Turion 64 X2 TL-60 39

Turion 64 X2 TL-60 outperforms Turion II M520 by 16% in wPrime 32.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 6.47 6.77
Recency 10 September 2009 4 May 2007
Boost clock speed 2300 2000
Chip lithography 45 nm 90 nm

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AMD Turion II M520
Turion II M520

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AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60
Turion 64 X2 TL-60

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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 Turion 64 X2 TL-60 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Turion 64 X2 TL-60 by Intel is Core i7-8569U, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Intel Core i7-8569U Core i7 8569U
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Here are some closest Intel rivals to Turion 64 X2 TL-60:

Core i7-2657M 100.89
Turion 64 X2 TL-60 100

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