AMD Athlon II X4 610e
Released February, 2010
The Pros:Typically uses much lower power than rated. Stock heatsinks keep this very cool, even during heavy load. Noticeable improvements in boot times versus older generations.
The Cons:Stock fan is somewhat louder than expected for this type of processor. Noticeable price increase over similar spec'd (albeit higher consumption) models.
The AMD Athlon II X4 610e is an upper range CPU built for desktop computers with motherboards that support an AM3 socket. This is the fastest of the Energy Efficient series of AMD Athlon II X4 chips, running on just 45 Watts of power.
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This processor has a 2.4 GHz clock speed and uses quad-core processing, and communicates with the rest of the motherboard's sockets using a 4000MHz bus that eliminates the need for a built-in front-side bus in the motherboard itself. The bulk of the cache is at level 2 with 2 Mb, allowing data to be pre-loaded for processing in order to maximize efficiency. The chip comes with a Certificate of Authenticity to ensure genuine parts, and an instruction manual is included.
- AM3 socket
- Speed: 2.4 GHz
- Power: 45 W
- L2 Cache: 2Mb
- Quad-Core processing
- HyperTransport bus: 4000MHz
- Certificate of authenticity, Installation manual included
- CMOS: 45 nm SOI
- 3-year limited warranty
User Reviews (1)
Typically uses much lower power than rated
Stock heatsinks keep this very cool, even during heavy load
Noticeable improvements in boot times versus older generations
Low temperatures and fan noise do not increase over the life of the processor
Great way to reduce power consumption for servers, savings add up in the long run despite somewhat higher cost
Stock fan is somewhat louder than expected for this type of processor
Noticeable price increase over similar spec'd (albeit higher consumption) models
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