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Front view of AMD Turion 64 X2 64

AMD Turion 64 X2 64

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Celeron 900

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz vs 1.76 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 95 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jan, 2009 vs May, 2006 Release date over 2 years later
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 782 vs 655 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Turion 64 X2 64

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AMD Turion 64 X2 64

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 1,340 vs 1,000 Around 35% better 3DMark06 CPU score
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
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Benchmarks Real world tests of Celeron 900 vs Turion 64 X2 64

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Celeron 900  vs
Turion 64 X2 64 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
478
S1
AM2

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 2.16 pt/W 1.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Celeron 900  vs
Turion 64 X2 64 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 95°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.11 GHz 1.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz 1.76 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
Intel Celeron 900
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