CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 68 vs 270u among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Turion 64 X2 68

Reasons to consider the
AMD Turion 64 X2 68

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Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 81 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.54 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 270u

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AMD Athlon II X2 270u

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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
Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 28.44W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 2.68 pt/W vs 1.77 pt/W More than 50% better performance per watt
Lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 30.66 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Turion 64 X2 68 vs Athlon II X2 270u

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Turion 64 X2 68  vs
Athlon II X2 270u 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
S1
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!

power consumption

TDP 35W 25W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 1.77 pt/W 2.68 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 20.31W

details

Turion 64 X2 68  vs
Athlon II X2 270u 
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 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 95°C Unknown - 81°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.54 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.54 GHz 2 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 Turion 64 X2 68
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