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Topic Title: AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 vs.AMD Turion 64 X2
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Created On: 06/25/2008 12:13 PM
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 06/25/2008 12:13 PM
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I am building a Dell laptop on their website and I would like to know what is the difference between
AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 Dual-Core processor TK-57 (1.9GHz/256KB) and
AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor TL- 60 (2.00GHz 512K )
which one will be sufficient for me.

I will be using the laptop to surf the internet, type documents, upload pictures on the net and burn cds and dvds.
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 06/25/2008 05:55 PM
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For the uses you list the Athlon should do just fine. Basically the Athlon has 256K(512K total) L2 cache compared to the 512K(1024K total) in the Turion. Ofcourse the Turion also has a 100MHz clock speed advantage and over all will be faster by a bit, nothing that you would notice in everday usage.

The Athlon also lacks AMD-v which is esentially hardware support for virtualization. Generally, if you are not going to be using Microsoft VirtualPC or Vmware software the lack of that technology is not a big deal for most home users.

HP Pavilion TX2500..AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 3GB DDR2 800, 320GB 5400rpm SATA, ATi Radeon HD3200/M780G.
 08/06/2008 10:35 AM
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Miner already stated the differences. For the full specs, check out:

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