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AMD Athlon II X2 245


$60.00 Released June, 2009

Product Shot 1 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. 

Features

  • 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

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    draws very little power, no special considerations from the power supply

  • 1

    high performance at this price point

  • 1

    wide compatibility with support for AM# sockets and DDR3

  • 1

    runs cool, can handle overclocking without overheating

  • 1

    can handle multiple browser windows and streaming video easily

  • 1

    heat sink locking mechanism is simplified from older AMD chips

Cons
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    inadequate processing power for gaming enthusiasts

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