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AMD Turion II M520 vs AMD Turion II M540

AMD Turion II M520

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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.

AMD Turion II M540

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The AMD Turion II M540 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 M540 features only 1 MB shared Level 2 cache. 

The performance of the Turion M540 should be in most benchmarks comparable to a 2.2-2.4 Ghz clocked Celeron Dual-Core T3300 / Pentium Dual Core. Still some programs may perform better than a similar clocked Core 2 Duo.

ModelAMD Turion II M520AMD Turion II M540
SeriesAMD Turion IIAMD Turion II
CodenameCaspianCaspian
Series: Turion II Caspian
AMD Turion II M560 compare2.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD Turion II M5402.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD Turion II M520 « 2.3 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD Turion II M500 compare2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD Turion II M560 compare2.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD Turion II M540 « 2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD Turion II M5202.3 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD Turion II M500 compare2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Clock2300 MHz2400 MHz
FSB36003600
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 2
TDP35 Watt35 Watt
Technology45 nm45 nm
SocketSocket S1 (s1g3) 638-PinSocket S1 (s1g3) 638-Pin
FeaturesMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, Enhanced 3DNow!, NX bit, AMD64, PowerNow!, AMD VirtualizationMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, Enhanced 3DNow!, NX bit, AMD64, PowerNow!, AMD Virtualization
Architecturex86x86
Announced
Manufacturerproducts.amd.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 M520 +
1.3 Points (2%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 M520 +
min: 1930     avg: 1951     median: 1955 (12%)     max: 1970 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 M520 +
min: 3185     avg: 3647     median: 3754 (3%)     max: 3800 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 M520 +
4612 Points (3%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 M520 +
2396 Points (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 M520 +
min: 1063     avg: 1275     median: 1068 (13%)     max: 2109 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 M520 +
min: 33     avg: 39.3     median: 33.6 (7%)     max: 61 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 M520 +
min: 1791     avg: 1844     median: 1839 (4%)     max: 1918 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 M520 +
min: 34.3     avg: 35.1     median: 35.2 (8%)     max: 36 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 M520 +
min: 79     avg: 82     median: 80.9 (3%)     max: 87 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 M520 +
min: 1825     avg: 1863     median: 1879 (8%)     max: 1885 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 M520 +
16100 MIPS (8%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 M520 +
13200 MFLOPS (10%)
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
100%
1 M520 +
min: 4078     avg: 4406     median: 4405.5 (9%)     max: 4733 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 M520 +
5.8 Points (74%)

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