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AMD Turion II M520

The AMD Turion II M520 is a entry level Dual Core CPU by AMD for laptops with an integrated dual channel DDR2 memory controller (400MHz). The Caspian called core is only partly based on the K10 architecture. Compared to the Turion II Ultra CPUs, the M520 features only 1 MB shared Level 2 cache. 

The performance of the Turion M520 should be in most benchmarks comparable to a 2.0 Ghz clocked Celeron Dual-Core T3300 / Pentium Dual Core. In some programs the M520 performs even as fast as a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo.

SeriesAMD Turion II
CodenameCaspian
Clock Rate2300 MHz
Front Side Bus3600 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
SocketSocket S1 (s1g3) 638-Pin
FeaturesMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, Enhanced 3DNow!, NX bit, AMD64, PowerNow!, AMD Virtualization
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVirtualization
Announcement Date09/10/2009

Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 1063      avg: 1275.3 (15%)     median: 1068 (13%)     max: 2109 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
0% 100%
min: 33      avg: 39.3 (8%)     median: 33.6 (7%)     max: 61 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU -
0% 100%
min: 1833      avg: 1837.3 (21%)     median: 1839 (21%)     max: 1840 Points
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4078      avg: 4405.5 (28%)     median: 4405.5 (28%)     max: 4733 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2396      avg: 2396 (28%)     median: 2396 (28%)     max: 2396 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4612      avg: 4612 (13%)     median: 4612 (13%)     max: 4612 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1930      avg: 1951 (29%)     median: 1955 (29%)     max: 1970 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3185      avg: 3647.4 (10%)     median: 3754 (11%)     max: 3800 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 34.3      avg: 35.1 (8%)     median: 35.2 (8%)     max: 36 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
0% 100%
min: 79      avg: 82 (4%)     median: 80.9 (3%)     max: 87 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 1825      avg: 1863 (8%)     median: 1879 (8%)     max: 1885 Seconds
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
0% 100%
min: 5.8      avg: 5.8 (74%)     median: 5.8 (74%)     max: 5.8 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.001s ... 0.001s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.0001990795135498s +0.525s ... 0.526s

#2 return log +0.001s ... 0.527s

Reviews for the AMD Turion II M520 processor

HP G42-243CL (ATI Radeon HD 4250, 14.0")
» HP G42-243CL - External Review

HP Pavilion dv4-2145dx (ATI Radeon HD 4200, 14.1")
» HP Pavilion dv4-2145dx - External Review

HP Pavilion dv7-3163cl-b (ATI Radeon HD 4200, 17.3")
» HP Pavilion dv7-3163cl-b - External Review

HP Pavilion dv7-3164cl (ATI Radeon HD 4200, 17.3")
» HP Pavilion dv7-3164cl - External Review

HP ProBook 6545b (ATI Radeon HD 4200, 15.6")
» HP ProBook 6545b - External Review

Lenovo G555-3B (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550, 15.6")
» Lenovo G555-3B - External Review

Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025 (ATI Radeon HD 4200, 15.6")
» Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025 - External Review

Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8007 (ATI Radeon HD 4200, 18.4")
» Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8007 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series AMD Turion II

» AMD Turion II N570
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Turion II N550
   2.6 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Turion II P560
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Turion II N530
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Turion II M560
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD Turion II P540
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Turion II M540
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD Turion II P520
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Turion II M520
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD Turion II M500
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
   2 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
   2 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
   2 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD Athlon II N330
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD Athlon II P360
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD Turion II M520
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB
+ AMD Athlon II M360
   2.3 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T5750
   2 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
   2 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Celeron Dual-Core T3300
   2 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Core i7 620UM
   1.06 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)