AMD Athlon X2 5200+
Released October, 2007
The Pros:Can handle moderate gaming duties. Draws very little power on its own. CPU inserts into its socket without any prying or pushing.
The Cons:High-end gaming graphics are out of the reach of this processor.
A middle of the road option in the AMD lineup, the AMD Athlon 5200+ can handle whatever you throw at it competently. Rated at 2.7GHz or 2.6GHz (dependent on the specific model processor you buy) with a TDP of 65W, the 5200+ is cool and efficient enough to be quiet and light on the utility bill, but strong enough to handle a fair bit of gaming or encoding without becoming a system bottleneck that causes major delays.
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It is suggested that you make sure you are purchasing the new energy efficient Brisbane core. This CPU is also still manufactured with the Windsor core, at 90nm, giving it a TDP of 89W.
- Socket type: AM2
- HT Speed: 2000MHz
- Core speed: 2.6GHz/2.7GHz depending
- L2 Cache: 512KB x 2
- Fab process: 65nm/90nm depending
- TDP: 65W/89W depending
User Reviews (3)
can handle moderate gaming duties
draws very little power on its own
CPU inserts into its socket without any prying or pushing
starts up immediately without any major setup required
processes office applications seamlessly
runs fairly cool, doesn't need any special cooling
high-end gaming graphics are out of the reach of this processor
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