Toshiba A505D-S6987: A Look at Turion II Ultra M600 Performanceby Dustin Sklavos on June 23, 2010 10:57 PM EST
Toshiba A505D-S6987 General Performance
Testing on the Toshiba A505D used our usual suspects. We expect the Turion II to perform well; maybe not spectacularly but certainly respectably for a budget-conscious mainstream notebook. This is also the fastest AMD mobile processor we've tested yet, so we're eager to see how it works out. Here's a refresh of the configuration of our review unit:
|Toshiba A505D-S6987 Test System|
AMD Turion II Ultra M600
(2x2.4GHz, 45nm, 2MB L2, 35W)
|Chipset||AMD RS880M Northbridge, AMD SB750 Southbridge|
|Memory||2x2GB DDR2-800 (Max 2x4GB)|
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
(40 Stream Processors, 500MHz Core, Integrated)
|Display||16" LED Glossy 16:9 720p (1366x768)|
|Hard Drive(s)||Toshiba 500GB 5400 RPM Hard Disk|
|Optical Drive||Slot-loading DVD+/-RW Combo Drive with LabelFlash|
|Battery||6-Cell, 12V, 44Wh battery|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit|
For our basic synthetic benchmarks we're using PCMark05 and PCMark Vantage to get a feel for how the Turion II Ultra M600 stacks up.
More or less falling in line with our expectations, the Turion II Ultra doesn't get murdered by comparable Core 2 Duo based machines, but it also can't really hang with Core i3/i5 processors either. Still, performance is certainly respectable, easily beating netbooks and CULV systems and showing healthy gains on the other AMD processors.
The 2.4 GHz Turion II Ultra puts in a very healthy performance in our other benchmarks, achieving parity with and oftentimes edging out the competing Core 2 Duo chips. The Core i3/i5 processors are in another performance class entirely, but the Turion II's showing here augurs well for the tri-core and quad-core AMD mobile processors that are now starting to ship.