CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 68 vs 4200+ 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

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Turion 64 X2 68 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Turion 64 X2 68  based on its single-core performance and power consumption.

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Front view of AMD Turion 64 X2 68

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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Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 72.31W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 49 °C Around 95% higher Maximum operating temperature
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 21.44 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 77.96 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 1.77 pt/W vs 0.52 pt/W Around 3.5x better performance per watt
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Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Turion 64 X2 68 vs Athlon X2 4200+

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Turion 64 X2 68  vs
Athlon X2 4200+ 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
S1
AM2
939
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 89W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 1.77 pt/W 0.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 72.31W

details

Turion 64 X2 68  vs
Athlon X2 4200+ 
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 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 95°C Unknown - 49°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.54 GHz 2.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.54 GHz 2.65 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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