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Athlon 64 TF-20 is a low-power single-core microprocessor with 1.6 GHz core clock frequency and 512 KB level 2 cache. Besides 64-bit instructions set and an NX feature (no-execute bit), it also supports Virtualization technology. This, perhaps, is the main reason why this CPU is branded "Athlon 64". Without Virtualization, performance and features of the TF-20 would be no different from Mobile Sempron processors. The processor is packaged into 638-pin package that fits any socket S1 motherboard, but is electrically compatible only with the first revision of this socket - S1g1. The processor was shipped in low-power notebooks, such as Acer Aspire 5516, eMachines E625, and others.

To upgrade the TF-20 microprocessor you will need to determine what processors are supported by a motherboard in your notebook. The best upgrade path is to get one of Turion X2 TL-XX microprocessors - they will likely be supported by your notebook, and they will significantly boost notebook performance in multi-threaded applications, or when you're running more than one process. There are two cautions, though. Turion X2 microprocessors have higher power dissipation than Athlon 64 TF-20, therefore a fan/heatsink in your notebook may not be able to handle increased heat production from the CPU. Higher power dissipation will also shorten battery life in the notebook. Disclamer: make sure that the processors, you are going to upgrade to, are actually supported by your laptop!


AMD Athlon 64 TF-20 specifications

General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentMobile
FamilyAMD Athlon 64 for Notebooks
Model number  ? TF-20
CPU part numberAMGTF20HAX4DN is an OEM/tray microprocessor
Stepping codesCAAEG   HAAEG
Frequency  ? 1600 MHz
Clock multiplier  ? 8
Package638-pin lidless micro-PGA
AMD Package numbers30000, 30594
SocketSocket S1 (S1g1)
Size1.38" x 1.38" / 3.5cm x 3.5cm
 
Architecture / Microarchitecture
MicroarchitectureK8
Processor core  ? Sherman
Core stepping  ? G2
CPUID70FC2
Manufacturing process0.065 micron
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
MultiprocessingUniprocessor
Features
  • MMX instructions
  • 3DNow! technology
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • AMD64 / AMD 64-bit technology  ? 
  • EVP / Enhanced Virus Protection  ? 
  • VT / Virtualization technology  ? 
Low power featuresPowerNow! Technology
On-chip peripherals
  • Dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM memory controller
  • One 16-bit HyperTransport link
 
Electrical / Thermal parameters
Maximum operating temperature  ? 95°C
Thermal Design Power  ? 15 Watt
 

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FAQ

Q: Is it possible to upgrade my TF-20 processor?
A: Probably yes. CPU compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please check CPU-Upgrade.com resource for CPU support list for your board.

Athlon 64 TF-20 Overclocking

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AMD TF-20 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 TF-20 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:0FC2h
CPU vendor string:AuthenticAMD
CPU name string:AMD Processor model unknown

Integer performance

Part number   Result
Intel Pentium M 750 (Socket 479)  ? 
108.5%
Intel Celeron M 430  ? 
104.8%
Intel Pentium M 745 (Socket 479)  ? 
104.5%
Intel Pentium M 740 (Socket 479)  ? 
100.7%
Intel Core Solo T1300 (Socket M)  ? 
100.6%
AMD Athlon 64 TF-20  ? 
100%
Intel Pentium M 735 (Socket 479)  ? 
98.9%
Intel Celeron M 420  ? 
96.7%
Intel Pentium M 730 (Socket 479)  ? 
92.9%
Intel Pentium M 725 (Socket 479)  ? 
92.9%
Intel Core Solo T1200  ? 
90.5%

Floating Point performance

Part number   Result
Intel Pentium M 750 (Socket 479)  ? 
107.4%
Intel Core Solo T1400 (Socket M)  ? 
105.9%
Intel Pentium M 745 (Socket 479)  ? 
103.6%
Intel Celeron M 530 (Socket M)  ? 
102.3%
Intel Celeron M 430  ? 
100.3%
AMD Athlon 64 TF-20  ? 
100%
Intel Pentium M 740 (Socket 479)  ? 
99.8%
Intel Pentium M 735 (Socket 479)  ? 
98%
Intel Core Solo T1300 (Socket M)  ? 
96.3%
Intel Celeron M 520  ? 
93.9%
Intel Celeron M 420  ? 
92.6%

MMX / SSE / SSE2 performance

Part number   Result
Intel Pentium M 745 (Socket 479)  ? 
108%
Intel Celeron M 430  ? 
105.1%
Intel Pentium M 740 (Socket 479)  ? 
104.1%
Intel Core Solo T1300 (Socket M)  ? 
103.2%
Intel Pentium M 735 (Socket 479)  ? 
102.2%
AMD Athlon 64 TF-20  ? 
100%
Intel Celeron M 420  ? 
97.3%
Intel Pentium M 730 (Socket 479)  ? 
96%
Intel Pentium M 725 (Socket 479)  ? 
96%
Intel Core Solo T1200  ? 
92.9%
Intel Celeron M RH80535NC0211M  ? 
90.1%

Memory-intensive program performance

Part number   Result
AMD Mobile Sempron 3600+ (rev. F2)  ? 
126.5%
Intel Celeron M 540  ? 
124.2%
AMD Mobile Sempron 3600+ (rev. G2)  ? 
120.4%
AMD Mobile Sempron 3500+  ? 
117.8%
AMD Mobile Sempron 3400+ (rev. F2)  ? 
113.9%
AMD Athlon 64 TF-20  ? 
100%
Intel Celeron M 530 (Socket M)  ? 
98.3%
Intel Celeron M 440 (Socket M)  ? 
97.8%
Intel Celeron M 520  ? 
96.9%
Intel Celeron M 430  ? 
94.4%
Intel Celeron M 420  ? 
90.5%

CPU ID information for the Athlon 64 TF-20

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Manufacturer:AMD
CPU Family:Athlon 64 for Notebooks
Model Number:TF-20
Frequency:1596 MHz
Part number:
AMGTF20HAX4DN
Stepping Code:
Comment:acer aspire 5517
Submitted by:joseph
General information
Vendor:AuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS):AMD Athlon(tm) Processor TF-20
Cores:1
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
Core stepping:DH-G2
CPUID signature:70FC2
Family:15 (0Fh)
Model:124 (07Ch)
Stepping: 2 (02h)

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 CLFLUSH
AMD extensions to MMX CMOV
3DNow! CMPXCHG16B
Extensions to 3DNow! CMPXCHG8B
SSE FXSAVE/FXRSTORE
SSE2 PREFETCH/PREFETCHW
SSE3 RDTSCP
  SYSCALL/SYSRET
  SYSENTER/SYSEXIT
 
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 100MHz multiplier control
64-bit / Intel 64 36-bit page-size extensions
NX bit/XD-bit Advanced programmable interrupt controller
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization) Debugging extensions
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet Extended APIC space
  Frequency ID control
  Hardware thermal control
  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
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Physical address extensions
  Software thermal control
  THERMTRIP
  Temperature sensor
  Time stamp counter
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  Voltage ID control

CPUs, related to AMD Athlon 64 TF-20

Model Cores /
Threads
Frequency L2
cache
TDP Features  
AMD Athlon 64 for Notebooks family, Socket S1 (S1g1)
   Athlon 64 L1101 / 11.2 GHz512 KB13WVT, ESS>
   Athlon 64 TF-201 / 11.6 GHz512 KB15WVT, ESS 
   Athlon 64 TF-361 / 12 GHz256 KB25WVT, ESS>
   Athlon 64 TF-381 / 12.2 GHz256 KB31WVT, ESS>
Other families, K8 micro-architecture, Socket S1 (S1g1)
   Turion 64 MK-361 / 12 GHz512 KB31WVT, ESS>
   Mobile Sempron 3800+ (rev. G2)1 / 12.2 GHz256 KB31WVT, ESS>
   Mobile Sempron 3800+ (rev. F2)1 / 12.2 GHz256 KB31WVT, ESS>
   Mobile Sempron 4000+1 / 12.2 GHz512 KB31WVT, ESS>
   Turion 64 MK-381 / 12.2 GHz512 KB31WVT, ESS>
   Athlon 64 X2 TK-55 (rev. G1)2 / 21.8 GHz512 KB31WVT, ESS>
   Athlon 64 X2 TK-572 / 21.9 GHz512 KB31WVT, ESS>
   Turion 64 X2 TL-66 (rev. G1)2 / 22.3 GHz1 MB35WVT, ESS>
   Turion 64 X2 TL-66 (rev. G2)2 / 22.3 GHz1 MB35WVT, ESS>
   Turion 64 X2 TL-682 / 22.4 GHz1 MB35WVT, ESS>
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 • Features abbreviations:
VT - Virtualization
ESS - PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep

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Comments (6)

You're welcome to post suggestions, corrections, your own personal AMD Athlon 64 TF-20 review, or your experience with the microprocessor. Please do not ask upgrade and troubleshooting questions, and do not start discussions.

Roda jogo tranquilamente

2010-01-11 03:37:48
Posted by: Leonardo Vommaro

Adquiri um ACER Aspire 5517 com ATI Radeon 3200 series e roda CoD 2 Perfeitamente com esta CPU, estou satisfeitissimo.
Recomendo a todos Abraços VOMMARO-PC

Okey

2010-02-11 15:13:17
Posted by: fer

Ele suporta virtualização assistida por hardware

Bom processamento / baixo consumo de energia

2010-07-05 08:14:50
Posted by: Bastos

Tenho um Acer 5532-5146 com o Athlon TF-20. Tem um bom desempenho e baixo consumo de energia, permitindo uma maior autonomia de energia em notebooks. LS.BASTOS.

 

2010-09-20 13:13:25
Posted by: @WIL

Este processador conjugado com o chipset 780m(Radeon HD 3200 integrada) é bom para navegação na internet, assistir vídeos e mesmo para jogos mais antigos, mas aconselho a procurar máquinas com processadores X2 da AMD básicos, o desempenho será absurdamente melhor .

64 TF-20

2012-06-12 05:00:46
Posted by: Peter P.

Sehr guter Prozessor, geringe Leiszungsaufnahme und perfekte Performance.

Buen desempeño

2012-11-17 20:07:35
Posted by: Pedro Tobar

El procesador en mi E625 entrega buen desempeño en navegación y tareas de oficina, incluyendo diseño gráfico en Corel y Autocad. La limitante de L1 128 y L2 512 no es problema en el funcionamiento de la laptop

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