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AMD Turion II N550

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Front view of AMD Turion II N550

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Front view of AMD Turion II N550

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AMD Turion II N550

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.65 GHz Around 60% 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 more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 781 vs 431 More than 80% better PassMark (Single core) score
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer manufacturing process 40 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 28.44W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 2.98 pt/W vs 2.14 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Newer Aug, 2011 vs Oct, 2010 Release date 10 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 30.66 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Turion II N550 vs E 450

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E 450

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Turion II N550  vs
E 450 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 1.65 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
Super 7
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


Clock speed 533 MHz 100 MHz


Turion II N550  vs
E 450 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

Label N/A Radeon™ HD 6320
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 508 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 600 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 18W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 2.14 pt/W 2.98 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 14.63W
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