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Front view of AMD Turion X2 Ultra 84

Reasons to consider the
AMD Turion X2 Ultra 84

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 62,700 MB/s vs 64.85 MB/s More than 966.8x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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 lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 72.31W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 70 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better performance per watt 1.95 pt/W vs 0.61 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 21.44 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 77.96 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz vs 2.31 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Turion X2 Ultra 84 vs Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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 X2 Ultra 84
62,700 MB/s
Athlon 64 X2 5000+
64.85 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Turion X2 Ultra 84  vs
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
S1
AM2
Is unlocked No Yes

features

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

details

Turion X2 Ultra 84  vs
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.31 GHz 3.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 3.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.31 GHz 3.13 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 89W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 1.95 pt/W 0.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 72.31W
AMD Turion X2 Ultra 84
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