AMD Processors
Decrease font size
Increase font size
Topic Title: AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 vs.AMD Turion 64 X2
Topic Summary:
Created On: 06/25/2008 12:13 PM
Status: Read Only
Linear : Threading : Single : Branch
Search Topic Search Topic
Topic Tools Topic Tools
View similar topics View similar topics
View topic in raw text format. Print this topic.
 06/25/2008 12:13 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
maxbrooklyn99
Junior Member

Posts: 1
Joined: 06/25/2008

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.
Thank you
 06/25/2008 05:55 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
miner
Senior Member

Posts: 500
Joined: 02/22/2005

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
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
chiplist
Member

Posts: 149
Joined: 12/29/2006

Miner already stated the differences. For the full specs, check out:
http://www.chiplist.com/AMD_Tu...e3f-subsection--2290-/

-------------------------
Adrian Offerman
Maintainer of The ChipList
Statistics
112018 users are registered to the AMD Processors forum.
There are currently 0 users logged in.

FuseTalk Hosting Executive Plan v3.2 - © 1999-2014 FuseTalk Inc. All rights reserved.



Contact AMD Terms and Conditions ©2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Privacy Trademark information