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AMD Athlon LE-1640


$60.00 Released January, 2008

Product Shot 1 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.

Features

  • 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

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    low cost makes it accessible for simple bare-bones builds

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    consumes very little power, ideal for smaller power supplies

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    never gets very hot, heat sink and fan don't need to work hard

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    reasonably quick performance for applications and web browsing, doesn't choke or lag

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    installation with included heatsink and fan is very quick and easy, no trick to it

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    widely supported by a number of motherboard manufacturers

Cons
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    doesn't have the power required for graphics-intensive applications

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