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AMD's Dual Core Laptops Have Arrived: Introducing the Turion 64 X2

Benchmarks And Settings

System Hardware
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60HP nx6325ATI Mobility Radeon X11501x 1 GB DDR2-667 (CL 5-5-5-15)
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60MSI S271ATI Mobility Radeon X11002x 512 MB DDR2-500 (CL 4-4-4-12)
Intel Pentium M 780LG LW60 - JDPG
Intel Pentium M 760ATI Mobility Radeon X600 - 128 MB2x 512 MB DDR2-533 (CL 4.0-4-4-15)
Intel Core Duo T2500Asus A6000 - A6JAATI Mobility Radeon X1600 - 512 MB2x 512 MB DDR2-533 (CL 4.0-4-4-15)
Intel Core Duo T2400Asus W5FIntel 945 GM (GMA950)2x 512 MB DDR2-533 (CL 4.0-4-4-12)
Intel Core Duo T2400Dell Inspiron 9400Intel 945 GM (GMA950)2x 512 MB DDR2-667 (CL 5.0-5-5-15)
AMD Turion 64 ML-40/MT-37HP nx6125ATI Mobility Radeon X300 - 128 MB2x 512 MB DDR333 (CL 2.5-3-3-7)
AMD Turion 64 MT-37MSI S270Ati Mobility Radeon X200m2x 512 MB DDR200 (CL 3-3-3-8)
System Software & Drivers
OSWindows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Graphics Drivernotebook manufacturer
Chipset Drivernotebook manufacturer

This chart shows an overview of the benchmarks we used and the specific settings.

Pinnacle Studio 10 PlusVersion: 352x288 MPEG-2 41 MBto: 720x576 MPEG-2 95 MBEncoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2/DVDno Audio
TMPGEnc 3.0 XpressVersion: (no Audio)182 MB VOB MPEG2-source (704x576) 16:9
DivX 6.1Version: 6.1 (4 Logical CPUs)Profile: High Definition ProfileMultipass, 3000 kbit/sEncoding mode: Insane Quality
Windows Media EncoderVersion: Media Video 9 Advanced Profile720x480 AVI to WMV (426 MB)320x240 (29.97 fps)282 kBps streaming
AVG Anti-Virus 7.1Version: (File)Version: 7.1.362 (Program)(3.85 GB, 14.007 Files, 1.177 Folders)
ABBYY FineReaderVersion: Pro Part#4591convert PDF to DOC950 pages Book "War and Peace" PDF-Version
Adobe Photoshop CS 2Version: 9.0VT-Runtime ScriptRendering from 5 Pictures (66 MB, 7 Filters)
Autodesk 3D Studio MaxVersion: 8.0Modell "Stadium"6 Frames HTDV 1920 x 1080
Applications (Multitasking)
Multitasking IWinrar (181 MB, 23 Files, 1 Folder)Lame (10:41 Minutes)
Multitasking IIWinrar (181 MB, 23 Files, 1 Folder)Lame 3.97 Beta 2Ogg (10:41 Minutes)WMV (720x480, 32 Sec)
Multitasking IIIFinereader (50 Pages PDF-Book)AVG Anti-Virus (3.85 GB, 14.007 Files, 1.177 Folders)
Mobile Mark 2005DVD playback 2005InterVideo WinDVD 6.0Wireless browsing 2005Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
Mobile Mark 2005Office productivity 2002SEAdobe Photoshop 6.0.1Netscape Communicator 6.0.1Macromedia Flash 5.0Microsoft Word 2002Microsoft Excel 2002Microsoft PowerPoint 2002Microsoft Outlook 2002McAfee VirusScan 5.13WinZip 8.0
Mobile Mark 2005Reader 2002SENetscape Communicator 6.01
Sysmark 2004 SEInternet Content CreationAdobe After Effects 5.5Adobe Photoshop 7.01Adobe Premiere 6.5Discreet 3ds max 5.1Macromedia Dreamweaver MXMacromedia Flash MXMicrosoft Windows Media Encoder 9 SeriesMcAfee VirusScan 7.0WinZip 8.1
Sysmark 2004 SEOffice ProductivityAdobe Acrobat 5.0.5Microsoft Access 2002 SP-2Microsoft Excel 2002 SP-2Microsoft Outlook 2002 SP-2Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 SP-2Microsoft Word 2002 SP-2Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1ScanSoft Dragon NaturallySpeaking 6 PreferredMcAfee VirusScan 7.0WinZip 8.1
SiSoftware Sandra 2005Version 2005.7.10.60 SR2CPU Test = MultiMedia / CPU ArithmeticMemory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark

Finally, we provide information on the special benchmarks used to compare single and dual-core processors in laptops.