The AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64 is a dual core, 2.2 GHz mobile computer processor. Affordability and competitive specs have placed this line of CPU's as the main contender for Intel's Core 2 family of processors. Dual memory controller is a key feature which allows you to access two identical sticks of RAM at once, reducing the bottleneck effect of data transfer. In simple terms, two streams of data can now be accessed simultaneously so one stick can be freed up for other tasks. The TL-64 was upgraded along with the rest of the line in May 2007, which saw a switch from a 90nm Silicon-on-Insulator composition to a smaller and more efficient 65nm Silicon-Germanium based design.
Power consumption has also increased in this, one of the four fastest of the series which are rated at 35W TDP(thermal design power). Although Intel's Core 2 routinely out perform AMD Turion processors, the difference is minimal enough for the average user and the price difference is what keeps it a top selling CPU. Performance of the Turion line is also maximized when combined with an integrated graphics card, maybe exceeding Intel processors in this instance.
- 2.2 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