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Front view of AMD Turion 64 X2 technology 1.8 GHz

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AMD Turion 64 X2 technology 1.8 GHz

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Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 70.5 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD FX 8300

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 85% higher clock speed
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads

Features Key features of the Turion 64 X2 technology 1.8 GHz  vs FX 8300 

clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Turion 64 X2 technology 1.8 GHz  vs
FX 8300 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

details

Turion 64 X2 technology 1.8 GHz  vs
FX 8300 
Threads 2 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 95°C Unknown - 70.5°C

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 77.19W
AMD Turion 64 X2 technology 1.8 GHz
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AMD FX 8300
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