AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-66
Released May, 2007
The Pros:Dual channel memory controller supports DDR2-800 RAM. Cheaper alternative to Intel Core 2 Duo.
The AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-66 is a 2.3GHz dual core processor made for mobile computers. This, the second fastest in the series is based on AMD's successful K8 technology like it's predecessors and comes with 512Kb per-core L2 cache as well(half a megabyte per core).
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Dual mode is a feature which when using two identical sticks of RAM, enables one stick to be freed up while the other is working. This is made possible by having access to two streams of RAM at once. Owing to it's price vs performance ratio, this line of processors is the main competition for Intel's Core and Core 2 Duo series in the mobile computer market. PowerNow! is an energy saving feature similar to Intel's Cool'n'Quiet which reduces CPU speed during idle time, extending the life and also reducing power consumption. Combined with integrated graphics, this line of processors can rival Intel's performance in laptops.
- 2.3 GHz dual core
- 65 nm Silicon-Germanium build
- Dual memory controller
- PowerNow! speed throttling technology saves power and extends life of CPU
- 35W TDP(power consumption)
- Designed for mobile computers
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Dual channel memory controller supports DDR2-800 RAM
Cheaper alternative to Intel Core 2 Duo
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