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AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-85

The AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-85 is a dual core processor for laptops based on the Griffin core (Puma platform). With 2.3 GHz it is the second fastest processor of the ZM-series. Compared to the ZM-84, the ZM-85 offers a faster HyperTransport link clocked at 2.2 GHz. It was introduced in 2008 and based on a mixture of the old K8 architecture (cores) and more modern K10 architecture (memory controller, HyperTransport links, crossbar). A novelty of the ZM series, is the possibility to change to power states of the cores and the memory controller independently to save power.

Compared to the Turion 64 X2 RM series, the Ultra models offer twice as much level 2 cache. The Athlon X2 QL models are also based on the same architecture but offer only reduced power saving functions (p-states).

Due to the bigger level 2 cache and the K10 parts, the ZM series is noticeable faster than the older generation. However, the performance and power efficiency is still not on par with the Core 2 Duo series by Intel. Therefore, the performance of the ZM-85 was only in the middle class at the time of announcement.

SeriesAMD Turion X2 Ultra
CodenamePuma
Clock Rate2300 MHz
Front Side Bus4400 MHz
Level 2 Cache2048 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Manufacturing Technology65 nm
SocketS1g2
FeaturesMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, Enhanced 3DNow!, NX bit, AMD64, PowerNow!, AMD Virtualization, Dual Channel DDR2 memory controller
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date06/04/2008
Product Link (external)AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-85

CPU Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 1159     avg: 1159 (87.65%)     max: 1159 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 36.5     avg: 36.5 (93.51%)     max: 36.5 seconds*
PCMark 05: Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5321     avg: 5321 (30.36%)     max: 5321 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 40.2     avg: 40.2 (93%)     max: 40.2 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 2195     avg: 2195 (92.13%)     max: 2195 Seconds*
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M in comparison
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790K (min)
460 
...
Intel Core Duo L2300
2181 
Intel Core 2 Duo L7100
2181 
Intel Pentium M 780
2191 
AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-85
2195 
Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330
2200 
AMD A-Series A6-3420M
2217 
AMD Turion 64 MK-38
2235 
...
VIA C3-M C3-M-1200 (max)
22514 

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Other CPUs of the series AMD Turion X2 Ultra

» AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-85
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82
   2.2 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80
   2.1 GHz / 2 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- NVIDIA Tegra K1
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Atom Z3580
   2.33 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Atom Z3736F
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Atom Z3736G
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-85
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
+ AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84
   2.3 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200
   2 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Pentium Dual Core T2410
   2 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Pentium 997
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Atom Z3745
   1.33 GHz / 2048 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)