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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Turion 64 X2 technology RM-72

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AMD Turion 64 X2 technology RM-72

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 74 °C More than 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 215

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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
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.56 GHz vs 2.13 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,380 vs 752.5 Around 85% better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.79 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Turion 64 X2 technology RM-72 vs Athlon II X2 215

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Turion 64 X2 technology RM-72  vs
Athlon II X2 215 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Clock speed 400 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Turion 64 X2 technology RM-72  vs
Athlon II X2 215 
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 - 100°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.13 GHz 3.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 3.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.13 GHz 3.56 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 65W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.03 pt/W 1.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W
AMD Turion 64 X2 technology RM-72
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