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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

Series: Turion X2 Ultra Puma

AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-85 « 2.3 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84 compare2.3 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82 compare2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80 compare2.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
Clock Rate2300 MHz
Front Side Bus4400
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Manufacturing Technology65 nm
FeaturesMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, Enhanced 3DNow!, NX bit, AMD64, PowerNow!, AMD Virtualization, Dual Channel DDR2 memory controller
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date06/04/2008
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Other CPUs of the series Turion X2 Ultra

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

Surrounding CPUs

+ AMD A10 Micro-6700T
   4x 1.2 GHz - 2.2 GHz
+ AMD A4-3310MX
   2x 2.1 GHz - 2.5 GHz
+ AMD A4-3320M
   2x 2 GHz - 2.6 GHz
+ Intel Atom x5-Z8350
   4x 1.44 GHz - 1.92 GHz
+ Intel Atom x5-Z8300
   4x 1.44 GHz - 1.84 GHz
» AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-85
   2x 2.3 GHz
- AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84
   2x 2.3 GHz
- Intel Pentium 997
   2x 1.6 GHz
- AMD Athlon II P320
   2x 2.1 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-09- 5)