AMD Athlon II X2 245
Released June, 2009
The Pros:Draws very little power, no special considerations from the power supply. High performance at this price point. Wide compatibility with support for AM# sockets and DDR3.
The Cons:Inadequate processing power for gaming enthusiasts.
The AMD Athlon II X2 245 is a low-cost CPU built for motherboards that work with an AM3 socket. This is similar to the AMD Athlon II X2 215, but has a faster 2.9 GHz clock speed and larger 2 Mb L2 cache which produces more efficient general operation.
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Otherwise they are the same, drawing 65 Watts of power and communicating with the motherboard through a HyperTransport bus that eliminates the need for a Front Side Bus. This chip runs in a dual-core mode, and can process information in 64-bit mode.
- AM3 socket
- Speed: 2.9 GHz
- Power: 65 W
- L2 Cache: 2048 Kb
- Dual-Core processing
- 64-bit processing
- HyperTransport: 2 GHz
- CMOS: 45 nm SOI
- Certificate of authenticity, Installation manual included
- 3-year limited warranty
User Reviews (2)
draws very little power, no special considerations from the power supply
high performance at this price point
wide compatibility with support for AM# sockets and DDR3
runs cool, can handle overclocking without overheating
can handle multiple browser windows and streaming video easily
heat sink locking mechanism is simplified from older AMD chips
inadequate processing power for gaming enthusiasts
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