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The ability of processors to execute multiple threads simultaneously is called thread-level parallelism TLP. In the consumer segment of the market as well, the X2 improves upon the performance of the original Athlon 64, especially for multi-threaded software applications. The need for TLP processing capability is dependent on the situation to a great degree, and certain situations benefit from it far more than others. Advanced Micro Devices x86 microprocessors.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ (2.6GHz)
K8 Microarchitecture “Kuma” based models are K10 derived. Retrieved from ” https: The initial versions are based on the E-stepping model of the Athlon 64 and, depending on the model, have either or KB of L2 Cache per core. Certain programs are currently written for only one thread, and are therefore unable to utilize the processing power of the second core.
Webarchive template wayback links All articles with failed verification Articles with failed verification from June This lower yield makes the X2 more expensive to produce than the single-core processor. List of AMD microprocessors.
Athlon 64 X2
The primary benefit of dual-core processors like the Athlon 64 X2 over single-core processors is their ability to process more software threads at the same time. These applications can realize almost twice the performance of a single-core Athlon 64 of the same specifications.
Multi-tasking also runs a sizable number of threads; intense multi-tasking scenarios have actually shown improvements of considerably more than two times. This page was last edited on 2 Septemberat In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core + Can Run PC Game System Requirements
These size requirements necessitate a more complex fabrication processwhich further adds to the production of fewer functional processors per single silicon wafer. Having two cores, the Athlon 64 X2 has an increased number of transistors.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By placing two cores on the same die, the X2 effectively doubles the TLP over a single-core Athlon 64 of the same speed. As a result, a larger area of silicon must be defect proceseor. Programs often written with multiple threads and capable of utilizing dual-cores include many music and video encoding applications, and especially professional rendering programs.