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AMD V Series V120 is a single-core microprocessor for low budget notebooks. This processor, along with a large number of Athlon II, Turion II and Phenom II models, was a part of initial launch of Danube mainstream platform in May 2010.

AMD V120 processor is based on enhanced K10 microarchitecture, and is manufactured on 45nm technology. This part has one 2.2 GHz CPU core with 128 KB level 1 and 512 KB level 2 caches. To communicate with external system components the CPU utilizes two separate interfaces:

  • Accesses to on-board memory are performed via integrated memory controller, that supports DDR3 memory with 1066 MHz data rate (DDR3-1066).
  • To talk to on-board peripheral devices the CPU uses one HyperTransport link, clocked at 1.6 GHz.

Two separate interfaces have overall higher bandwidth, than single Front-Side Bus interface on older processor architectures, which ultimately results in higher system performance. The V Series V120 supports all common K10 features, such as new long mode with 64-bit instructions, Enhanced Virus protection feature, and Virtualization technology. The CPU incorporates MMX and 3DNow! technologies, and streaming SIMD extensions from SSE and up to SSE3 and SSE4a. Unfortunately, the V120 uses 64-bit wide SSE execution unit, therefore to process 128-bit SSE instructions the microprocessor breaks them into two 64-bit instructions, and executes each one separately, which lowers overall SSE performance. To reduce power consumption, AMD V120 processor employs a few low-power states and a PowerNow! technology. These features, together with not very high clock frequency and low core voltage, allow the CPU to fit into 25 Watt thermal envelope. V-Series V120 microprocessor is packaged into lidless (without integrated heatsink) micro-PGA package, fully compatible with S1g4 version of the socket S1. Please note, that the processor will fit into other versions of the same socket - S1g1, S1g2 and S1g3, but it's not electrically compatible with them.

In most applications, AMD V120 is the slowest, or close to being the slowest upgradeable microprocessor from Danube platform. Good news is that the V120 can be upgraded to more powerful dual-, triple- and quad-core models on most laptops. Athlon II line of processors, while offering about the same per-core performance, can be considered a cheap upgrade due to an extra CPU core and noticeably better performance in multi-threaded applications. Upgrade to more expensive Turion II line of processors is worth it due to extra performance boost in comparison to Athlon II models. Phenom II CPUs, while been even more expensive than the Turion IIs, are recommended if you need maximum performance in single- and dual-threaded applications. Finally, triple- and quad-core Phenom IIs are the best upgrade options for multi-threaded applications, and/or systems running many processes. Be aware, though, that performance of single- and dual-threaded tasks on these CPUs will be lower than on Turion II/Phenom II models.

AMD V Series V120 specifications

General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentMobile
FamilyAMD V Series for Notebook PCs
Model number  ? V120
CPU part numberVMV120SGR12GM is an OEM/tray microprocessor
Stepping codeNAEGC AE
Frequency  ? 2200 MHz
Bus speed  ? Dual-channel 533 MHz DDR3 SDRAM Memory controller
One 1600 MHz 16-bit HyperTransport link
Clock multiplier  ? 11
Package638-pin micro-PGA
AMD Package number30600
SocketSocket S1 (S1g4)
Size1.38" x 1.38" / 3.5cm x 3.5cm
Introduction dateMay 12, 2010
 
Architecture / Microarchitecture
MicroarchitectureK10
PlatformDanube
Processor core  ? Champlain
Core stepping  ? DA-C3
CPUID100F63
Manufacturing process0.045 micron SOI
Data width64 bit
The number of cores1
The number of threads1
Floating Point UnitIntegrated
Level 1 cache size  ? 64 KB instruction cache
64 KB data cache
Level 2 cache size  ? 512 KB
Cache latency3 (L1 cache)
15 (L2 cache)
MultiprocessingUniprocessor
Features
  • MMX instructions
  • 3DNow! technology
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4a  ? 
  • AMD64 / AMD 64-bit technology  ? 
  • EVP / Enhanced Virus Protection  ? 
  • VT / Virtualization technology  ? 
Low power featuresPowerNow!
On-chip peripherals
  • Integrated DDR3 SDRAM memory controller
  • HyperTransport technology 3.0
 
Electrical / Thermal parameters
Thermal Design Power  ? 25 Watt
 
Notes on AMD VMV120SGR12GM
  • The fastest supported memory is DDR3-1066

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FAQ

Q: I have an AMD V Series V120 processor. Can I upgrade it?
A: Probably yes. CPU compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see CPU-Upgrade.com website for CPU support list for your board.

V Series V120 Overclocking

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Related news stories

AMD launches Danube and Nile platform
May 12, 2010: It's been a busy week for AMD. Yesterday AMD added 6 new desktop Athlon II processors, and today they launched mainstream and ultrathin notebook platforms. Two microprocessor families shipped with these mobile platforms were rebranded - "Turion II Ultra" family was changed to "Phenom II", and "V Series" family replaced "Sempron Mobile". According to a footnote in AMD's press release, this year PC manufacturers are going to launch 109 laptops based on mainstream "Danube" platform, and 26 notebooks/netbooks based on ultrathin "Nile" platform.



New notebooks on upcoming AMD Danube platform
May 05, 2010: As was widely reported in December of last year, this month AMD will launch Danube platform with 12 new Phenom II and Athlon II mobile microprocessors. The new lineup consists of three quad-core, 2 triple-core, 6 dual-core and one single-core processor.


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AMD V120 Benchmarks

The graphs below show up to 10 microprocessors with approximately the same level of integer (CPU), floating-point (FPU), SIMD and memory performance. All processors were not overclocked, and were tested at a nominal frequency, with a stock heatsink and default BIOS settings. Click on the '?' mark next to each model name to see specifications of that model, and details of the test platform. To find out how the V120 compares to other CPUs in specific benchmarks or in aggregate milti-threading performance please see benchmark tools section on the right.

Benchmarked processor

CPU ID:0F63h
CPU vendor string:AuthenticAMD
CPU name string:AMD V120 Processor

Integer performance

Part number   Result
Intel Celeron M 575  ? 
111.2%
Intel Celeron M 550 (Socket P)  ? 
111.2%
AMD V Series V160  ? 
109.2%
AMD V Series V140  ? 
104.6%
Intel Celeron M 540  ? 
103.8%
AMD V Series V120  ? 
100%
Intel Celeron M 530 (Socket M)  ? 
96.4%
Intel Celeron M 520  ? 
89%
AMD Mobile Sempron 3600+ (rev. G2)  ? 
86.2%
Intel Pentium M 755 (Socket 479)  ? 
80%
Intel Core Solo T1350  ? 
77.8%

Floating Point performance

Part number   Result
AMD V Series V160  ? 
109.3%
AMD V Series V140  ? 
104.6%
AMD V Series V120  ? 
100%
Intel Mobile Celeron 900  ? 
99.3%
Intel Celeron M 585  ? 
90%
Intel Celeron M 560  ? 
88.7%
AMD Mobile Sempron 3600+ (rev. G2)  ? 
88.4%
AMD Mobile Sempron 3600+ (rev. F2)  ? 
88.4%

MMX / SSE / SSE2 performance

Part number   Result
Intel Celeron M 575  ? 
114.4%
Intel Celeron M 550 (Socket P)  ? 
114%
AMD V Series V160  ? 
108.9%
Intel Celeron M 540  ? 
106.5%
AMD V Series V140  ? 
104.4%
AMD V Series V120  ? 
100%
Intel Celeron M 530 (Socket M)  ? 
98.2%
Intel Celeron M 520  ? 
90.8%
AMD Mobile Sempron 3600+ (rev. F2)  ? 
90.1%
AMD Mobile Sempron 3600+ (rev. G2)  ? 
89.9%
Intel Pentium M 755 (Socket 479)  ? 
88.1%

Memory-intensive program performance

Part number   Result
AMD V Series V160  ? 
103.1%
AMD V Series V140  ? 
101.9%
AMD V Series V120  ? 
100%
Intel Mobile Celeron 900  ? 
92.9%
Intel Celeron M 585  ? 
90.7%
Intel Core Solo T1400 (Socket M)  ? 
90.2%
Intel Celeron M 575  ? 
86.8%
Intel Core Solo T1300 (Socket M)  ? 
84.9%

CPU ID information for the V Series V120

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Manufacturer:AMD
CPU Family:V Series
Model Number:V120
Frequency:2200 MHz
Part number:
VMV120SGR12GM
Stepping Code:
Comment:
Submitted by:
General information
Vendor:AuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS):AMD V120 Processor
Cores:1
Logical processors:1
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
Core stepping:DA-C3
CPUID signature:100F63
Family:16 (010h)
Model: 6 (06h)
Stepping: 3 (03h)

Cache: L1 data L1 instruction L2
Size: 64 KB 64 KB 512 KB
Associativity: 2-way set
associative
2-way set
associative
16-way set
associative
Line size: 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes
Lines per tag: 1 1 1
 
Instruction set extensionsAdditional instructions
MMX Advanced Bit manipulation
AMD extensions to MMX CLFLUSH
3DNow! CMOV
Extensions to 3DNow! CMPXCHG16B
SSE CMPXCHG8B
SSE2 FXSAVE/FXRSTORE
SSE3 MONITOR/MWAIT
SSE4A POPCNT
  PREFETCH/PREFETCHW
  RDTSCP
  SKINIT / STGI support
  SYSCALL/SYSRET
  SYSENTER/SYSEXIT
 
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 1 GB large page support
64-bit / Intel 64 100MHz multiplier control
NX bit/XD-bit 36-bit page-size extensions
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization) 64-bit SSE instructions
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet Advanced programmable interrupt controller
  Debugging extensions
  Extended APIC space
  Hardware P-state control
  Hardware thermal control
  Instruction based sampling
  LAHF / SAHF support in 64-bit mode
  LBR virtualization
  LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8
  Machine check architecture
  Machine check exception
  Memory-type range registers
  Model-specific registers
  Nested page tables
  OS visible workaround
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Physical address extensions
  SVM lock
  Software thermal control
  Support for NRIP save
  THERMTRIP
  TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
  Temperature sensor
  Time stamp counter
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  Watchdog timer support

CPUs, related to AMD V Series V120

Model Cores /
Threads
Frequency L2
cache
TDP Features  
AMD V Series for Notebook PCs family, Socket S1 (S1g4)
   V Series V1201 / 12.2 GHz512 KB25W 
   V Series V1401 / 12.3 GHz512 KB25W>
   V Series V1601 / 12.4 GHz512 KB25W>
AMD V Series for Notebook PCs family, K10 micro-architecture, Other sockets
   V Series V1051 / 11.2 GHz512 KB9W>
Other families, K10 micro-architecture, Socket S1 (S1g4)
   Sempron Mobile N1201 / 12.2 GHz512 KB25W>
   Athlon II N3702 / 22.5 GHz1 MB35W>
   Turion II N5502 / 22.6 GHz2 MB35W>
   Turion II N5702 / 22.7 GHz2 MB35W>
   Phenom II X6202 / 23.1 GHz2 MB45WUnlock>
   Phenom II N8503 / 32.2 GHz1.5 MB35W>
   Phenom II X6402 / 23.2 GHz2 MB45WUnlock>
   Phenom II N8703 / 32.3 GHz1.5 MB35W>
   Phenom II X9204 / 42.3 GHz2 MB45WUnlock>
   Phenom II X9404 / 42.4 GHz2 MB45WUnlock>
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Stepping code is NAEGC AE. The processor was manufactured at the beginning of April, 2010.
 
 
2011-04-30 16:48:30
Posted by: gshv

CPUZ screenshot of the AMD V120 processor.
 
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