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Front view of AMD Athlon II PCs M320

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AMD Athlon II PCs M320

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 1,667.5 vs 1,340 Around 25% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Newer Sep, 2009 vs May, 2006 Release date over 3 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.11 GHz vs 1.76 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Turion 64 X2 64

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AMD Turion 64 X2 64

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Slightly higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon II PCs M320 vs Turion 64 X2 64

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

x264 HD 4.0

Athlon II PCs M320
20.48 fps
Turion 64 X2 64
8.76 fps

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II PCs M320  vs
Turion 64 X2 64 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
S1
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 2.23 pt/W 1.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Athlon II PCs M320  vs
Turion 64 X2 64 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.11 GHz 1.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.11 GHz 1.76 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
AMD Athlon II PCs M320
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