What is the difference between AMD Turion and AMD Athlon?
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
In addition - Athlon was developed mainly for desktop and turion
for laptops Answer
Overall Athlon range is economy version and has less performance
compared to Turion which are relatively high end processors.
Although initially Athlon name was used only for desktop
processors, later both Turion and Athlon brands have been used for
dual core processors designed for notebook computers. Turion 64 X2
Dual-Core processor family is AMD's most advanced family of
dual-core processors made for mobility to date. Athlon 64 X2
Dual-Core processor family is a more affordable relatively lower
performance range of processors for notebook PCs. Exact
specification and performance numbers depends on the model number
of the processor in respective families.
- Neeraj Sharma
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