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AMD Athlon II X2 215


$65.00 Released June, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:At least on par with most Intel Celeron processors. Good interface with DDR3 memory for fast transfers. Overclocks fairly easily and can be pushed a fair bit.

The Cons:A bit slower than most Intel Pentium series CPUs. Has been replaced by a number of faster, lower-wattage CPUs.

The AMD Athlon II X2 215 is a low-cost central processor built for desktop motherboards with an AM3 socket. This processor is part of the AMD Athlon II X2 series, which run at lower power and use dual-core processing.

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The clock speed is set at 2.7 GHz, and is supported by 512 Kb of L2 cache. 65 Watts of power is used to run the chip, and it can communicate with the motherboard at 2 GHz through a HyperTransport bus. This chip uses 45 nanometer architecture and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Features

  • AM3 socket
  • Speed: 2.7 GHz
  • Power: 65 W
  • L2 Cache: 512 Kb
  • Dual-Core processing
  • 64-bit processing
  • HyperTransport: 2 GHz
  • CMOS: 45 nm SOI
  • Certificate of authenticity, Installation manual included
  • 3-year limited warranty

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    at least on par with most Intel Celeron processors

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    good interface with DDR3 memory for fast transfers

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    overclocks fairly easily and can be pushed a fair bit

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    relatively low power draw, good energy efficiency

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    enough processing power to handle higher demand applications gracefully

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    low enough price to be considered affordable by almost anyone

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    a bit slower than most Intel Pentium series CPUs

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    has been replaced by a number of faster, lower-wattage CPUs

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