AMD Athlon LE-1640
Released January, 2008
The Pros:Low cost makes it accessible for simple bare-bones builds. Consumes very little power, ideal for smaller power supplies. Never gets very hot, heat sink and fan don't need to work hard.
The Cons:Doesn't have the power required for graphics-intensive applications.
The Athlon LE-1640 is an energy-efficient 64-bit central processing unit, an upgraded version of the LE-1620. It has entry-level pricing and a single core. Its processing frequency is 2.6 GHz, and it has 1MB of L2 cache, and it also uses a single HyperTransport link, which can reach speeds of 2000MHz/s point-to-point.
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It is compatible with several types of DDR2 memory, uses 65nm SOI technology and 45W thermal design power. Including the HyperTransport link, the maximum processor-to-system bandwidth is 18.6 GB/s. This processor uses AMD's Socket AM2 design.
- Released January 2008
- Single-core 64-bit processor
- 2.6 GHz
- Single HyperTransport link, up to 2000MHz/s
- 1MB L2 cache
- Integrated DDR controller, compatible with DDR2-800, DDR2-667, DDR2-553 and DDR2-400 RAM
- 10.6 GB/s memory bandwidth
- 45W TDP
- 65nm SOI technology
User Reviews (2)
low cost makes it accessible for simple bare-bones builds
consumes very little power, ideal for smaller power supplies
never gets very hot, heat sink and fan don't need to work hard
reasonably quick performance for applications and web browsing, doesn't choke or lag
installation with included heatsink and fan is very quick and easy, no trick to it
widely supported by a number of motherboard manufacturers
doesn't have the power required for graphics-intensive applications
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