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AMD Athlon II X2 240
8.2 out of 10

AMD Athlon II X2 240

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Techware Labs
25 October 2009
  • Summary: With the Athlon II X2 240e, AMD has delivered a CPU that delivers phenomenal bang for your buck.  It is excellent for HTPCs where silence and low heat output are chief concerns.  It does well with the tasks you’d ask a HTPC to do, and has enough muscle to play most games, though obviously not Crysis...
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Overall 9
9.0

AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.80 GHz

techPowerUp!
24 October 2009
  • Summary: Trying to write this conclusion, I really spent a lot of time trying to figure out what could be the demerits of the Athlon II X2 240. The only thing I can think of, that is really worth mentioning, is that it is a dual core processor, and you can get one more core for a mere $15 extra with AMD's...
  • Pros: Good performance for a budget dual core CPU, Socket AM2/DDR2 compatibility, Same list of technology support as AMD Phenom, Great pricing compared to Intel's processors, Good overclocking and great underclocking potential
  • Cons: Power consumption could be lower, High stock voltage, Price is a bit high when compared to AMD's new Athlon II X3 series
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