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Front view of AMD Athlon 64 TF-36

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon 64 TF-36

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Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.48 GHz vs 1.76 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 28.44W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 30.66 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Turion 64 X2 64

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AMD Turion 64 X2 64

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Significantly more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.25 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 655 vs 299 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Slightly better PassMark score 1,311 vs 329 Around 4x better PassMark score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon 64 TF-36 vs Turion 64 X2 64

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 64 TF-36  vs
Turion 64 X2 64 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Athlon 64 TF-36  vs
Turion 64 X2 64 
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 0.25 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 95°C Unknown - 95°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.48 GHz 1.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.48 GHz 1.76 GHz

power consumption

TDP 25W 35W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 1.24 pt/W 1.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 28.44W
AMD Athlon 64 TF-36
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