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Front view of AMD Turion II M560

Reasons to consider the
AMD Turion II M560

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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
Newer Apr, 2010 vs Jun, 2009 Release date 10 months later
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 250

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AMD Athlon II X2 250

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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
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 20% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Turion II M560  vs Athlon II X2 250 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Turion II M560
2.5 GHz
Athlon II X2 250
3.72 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Turion II M560
2.5 GHz
Athlon II X2 250
4.04 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Turion II M560  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3 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
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
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
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W

details

Turion II M560  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
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 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 4.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.5 GHz 3.72 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
AMD Turion II M560
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AMD Athlon II X2 250
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