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AMD Mobile Processors

AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology

AMD's Turion

AMD first launched its Turion processor brand in early 2005, explaining that it will give the Turion tag to its processors geared towards thin and light notebook computers because they use 35 watts or less of power. Not much has been added to the AMD CPU collection recently, but they are still used widely in notebooks and can be a good budget option.

The low-end MT-30 processor runs at 1.6GHz and features 1MB of Level2 cache, while the ML-40 also has a 1MB Level2 cache but runs at 2.2GHz.

Based on the same architecture as the Athlon 64, the Turion 64 is capable of running both 32-bit and 64-bit software.

Although the Turion 64 competes with Intel's Pentium M processor, AMD has not chosen to follow Intel's Centrino strategy, instead allowing notebook vendors to mix and match products they feel are best for cost or performance.

The Turion 64 is built using a 90-nanometre process, features AMD PowerNow! Power management technology, supports Windows enhanced virus protection and uses AMD's HyperTransport technology for FSB speeds up to 1600MHz (full duplex).

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