CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of P540 vs 6000+ among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Turion II P540

Reasons to consider the
AMD Turion II P540

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 94,100 MB/s vs 86.1 MB/s Around 1093x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 101.56W 3.6x lower typical power consumption
Newer Oct, 2010 vs Feb, 2007 Release date over 3 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 3.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 2.62 pt/W vs 0.53 pt/W Around 5x better performance per watt
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 6000+

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AMD Athlon X2 6000+

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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 2.4 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
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) 3.33 GHz vs 2.42 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Turion II P540 vs Athlon X2 6000+

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

Turion II P540
94,100 MB/s
Athlon X2 6000+
86.1 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Turion II P540  vs
Athlon X2 6000+ 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3 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 Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 125W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 2.62 pt/W 0.53 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 101.56W

details

Turion II P540  vs
Athlon X2 6000+ 
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 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.42 GHz 3.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 3.53 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 782.5 1,612.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.42 GHz 3.33 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 P540
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AMD Athlon X2 6000+
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