All Amd Turion 64 Models

Turion 64 for laptops

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Here is review on Amd Turion Processors

Released to be Pentium M’s main competitor, Turion 64 from AMD is a low voltage CPU targeted to the mobile market. In this tutorial we will explain what are the main differences between Turion 64, Turion 64 X2 and Athlon 64 Mobile and also a table listing all Turion 64 and Turion 64 X2 CPUs released so far.

Turion 64 is based on Athlon 64’s architecture, and the main difference between Turion 64 and Athlon 64 Mobile is the power consumption, which is lower on Turion 64: Athlon 64 Mobile dissipates 65 W while Turion 64 dissipates only 35 W (ML models) or 25 W (MT models). Another difference between them is the amount of L2 cache, which is always of 1 MB on Athlon 64 Mobile, while Turion 64 can have a L2 memory cache of 512 KB or 1 MB, depending on the model.

Both CPUs feature AMD’s PowerNow! Technology, which is similar to Cool’n’Quiet technology used by desktops. This technology changes de CPU clock rate and voltage depending on CPU usage, in order to save battery life. As you can see, it competes with Intel’s Enhanced SpeedStep technology.

Turion 64 main features include:

* The processors are not sold by their clock rate but by a “model number” figure.
* 64 KB instruction L1 memory cache and 64 KB data L1 memory cache
* 512 KB or 1 MB L2 memory cache, depending on the model.
* HyperTransport bus running at 800 MHz (3.2 GB/s). This clock may also be referred as “1,600 MHz”.
* DDR single channel configuration.
* Socket 754 or S1 (models MK-36 and MK-38) pinout.
* Addressing up to 1 TB (terabyte) of RAM memory (address bus with 40 addressing lines, 2^40 = 1 TB).
* Support for MMX, 3Dnow!, SSE, SSE2 and SSE3 instructions.
* PowerNow! technology.
* EVP (Enhanced Virus Protection) Technology, also known as “NX Bit Disable”, read our tutorial on this subject.
* 90 nm manufacturing process.

As mentioned, Turion 64 CPUs are available in two series: ML, which has a maximum power consumption (TDP, Thermal Design Power) of 35 W, and MT, which has a maximum power consumption of 25 W. The lower the power, the longer your notebook battery will last.

 

Model Internal Clock TDP L2 Memory Cache
MK-38 2.2 GHz 31 W 512 KB
MK-36 2.0 GHz 31 W 512 KB
ML-44 2.4 GHz 35 W 1 MB
ML-42 2.4 GHz 35 W 512 KB
ML-40 2.2 GHz 35 W 1 MB
ML-37 2.0 GHz 35 W 1 MB
ML-34 1.8 GHz 35 W 1 MB
ML-32 1.8 GHz 35 W 512 KB
ML-30 1.6 GHz 35 W 1 MB
ML-28 1.6 GHz 35 W 512 KB
MT-40 2.2 GHz 25 W 1 MB
MT-37 2.0 GHz 25 W 1 MB
MT-34 1.8 GHz 25 W 1 MB
MT-32 1.8 GHz 25 W 512 KB
MT-30 1.6 GHz 25 W 1 MB
MT-28 1.6 GHz 25 W 512 KB

Turion 64 X2

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Turion 64 X2 is a dual-core Turion 64 supporting DDR2 memories under dual channel configuration, meaning that the CPU can access the memory at 128-bit rate. Keep in mind that the memory controller of the regular Turion 64 uses only one channel, thus accessing the memory at 64-bit rate.

Turion 64 X2 is the first AMD mobile CPU using dual-core technology and also using the new S1 socket, which has 638 pins instead of 754 like Turion 64. Turion 64 X2 is physically smaller than Turion 64 because of that.

While Turion 64 competes with Pentium M, Turion 64 X2 competes with Core Duo and Core 2 Duo (a.k.a. Merom).

The main Turion 64 X2 features are the following:

* The processors are not sold by their clock rate but by a “model number” figure.
* 64 KB instruction L1 memory cache and 64 KB data L1 memory cache
* 256 KB or 512 KB L2 memory cache per core, depending on the model.
* HyperTransport bus running at 800 MHz (3.2 GB/s). This clock may also be referred as “1,600 MHz”.
* DDR2 dual channel configuration.

* Socket S1 pinout.
* Addressing up to 1 TB (terabyte) of RAM memory (address bus with 40 addressing lines, 2^40 = 1 TB).
* Support for MMX, 3Dnow!, SSE, SSE2 and SSE3 instructions.
* Virtualization technology.
* PowerNow! technology.
* EVP (Enhanced Virus Protection) Technology, also known as “NX Bit Disable”, read our tutorial on this subject.
* 90 nm manufacturing process.

 

 

 

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