CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of P540 vs 65 among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Turion II P540 vs the Athlon X2 65.

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 65

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AMD Athlon X2 65

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon X2 65 vs the Turion II P540.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Turion II P540 vs Athlon X2 65

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 65 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
S1
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 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 2.62 pt/W 1.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Turion II P540  vs
Athlon X2 65 
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 2.42 GHz 2.21 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 782.5 645.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.42 GHz 2.21 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 533 MHz 333 MHz
AMD Turion II P540
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AMD Athlon X2 65
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