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AMD Athlon X2 5200+


$76.00 Released October, 2007

Product Shot 1 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.

Features

  • 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

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    can handle moderate gaming duties

  • 2

    draws very little power on its own

  • 1

    CPU inserts into its socket without any prying or pushing

  • 1

    starts up immediately without any major setup required

  • 1

    processes office applications seamlessly

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    runs fairly cool, doesn't need any special cooling

Cons
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    high-end gaming graphics are out of the reach of this processor

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