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Front view of AMD Turion II M500

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AMD Turion II M500

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 1,756 vs 1,340 More than 30% 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
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.44 GHz vs 1.76 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Sep, 2009 vs May, 2006 Release date over 3 years later
Slightly better performance per watt 2.44 pt/W vs 1.82 pt/W Around 35% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% 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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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Turion 64 X2 64 vs the Turion II M500.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Turion II M500 vs 64 X2 64

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Turion II M500  vs
64 X2 64 
Clock speed 2.2 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
SSE4a
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 2.44 pt/W 1.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Turion II M500  vs
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 2.44 GHz 1.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.44 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 Turion II M500
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AMD Turion 64 X2 64
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