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Front view of AMD Turion 64 X2 56

Reasons to consider the
AMD Turion 64 X2 56

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Much lower typical power consumption 26.81W vs 97.88W 3.7x lower typical power consumption
Higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Much lower annual home energy cost 7.95 $/year vs 40.46 $/year 5.1x lower annual home energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 85 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 89.18 $/year 3.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 3250e

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3250e

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Significantly more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 1 MB l2 cache is just OK
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB/core l2 cache per core is just OK
Newer Nov, 2008 vs May, 2006 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Turion 64 X2 56 vs Athlon 64 X2 3250e

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Turion 64 X2 56  vs
Athlon 64 X2 3250e 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
S1
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!

details

Turion 64 X2 56  vs
Athlon 64 X2 3250e 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 0 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 95°C Unknown - 85°C

power consumption

TDP 33W 22W
Annual home energy cost 7.95 $/year 40.46 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 28.91 $/year 89.18 $/year
Typical power consumption 26.81W 97.88W
AMD Turion 64 X2 56
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3250e
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