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Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 260

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Front view of AMD Turion II M540

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AMD Turion II M540

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
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 260

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AMD Athlon II X2 260

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz vs 2.4 GHz 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,076 vs 801 Around 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.91 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer May, 2010 vs Sep, 2009 Release date 8 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Turion II M540 vs Athlon II X2 260

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Turion II M540  vs
Athlon II X2 260 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
S1
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

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

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 2.05 pt/W 1.91 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W

details

Turion II M540  vs
Athlon II X2 260 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.84 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 3.91 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 3.84 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

bus

Clock speed 400 MHz 2,000 MHz
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