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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Atom D525

Reasons to consider the
Intel Atom D525

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD Turion X2 72

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AMD Turion X2 72

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Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines

Benchmarks Real world tests of Atom D525 vs Turion X2 72

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Atom D525
1,010
Turion X2 72
1,461

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Atom D525
1,659
Turion X2 72
2,397

GeekBench

Atom D525
1,659
Turion X2 72
2,397

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom D525  vs
Turion X2 72 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

details

Atom D525  vs
Turion X2 72 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 0.98 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.49 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Integrated N/A

power consumption

TDP 13W 35W
Annual home energy cost 3.13 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 2.62 pt/W 1.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 10.56W 28.44W
Intel Atom D525
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AMD Turion X2 72
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