AMD Adds Low-Power CPUs To The Lineup
Not content with releasing the new Athlon II X3 models alone, AMD has augmented its stable with a host of new low-power CPU options based on the Athlon II lineup:
|Athlon II Product Lineup - Low-Power Models|
|CPU:||Athlon II X2 235e||Athlon II X2 240e||Athlon II X3 400e||Athlon II X3 405e||Athlon II X4 600e||Athlon II X4 605e|
|Clock Speed:||2.7 GHz||2.8 GHz||2.2 GHz||2.3 GHz||2.2 GHz||2.3 GHz|
|L1 Cache:||2 x 128KB||2 x 128KB||3 x 128KB||3 x 128KB||4 x 128KB||4 x 128KB|
|L2 Cache:||2 x 1MB||2 x 1MB||3 x 512KB||3 x 512KB||4 x 512KB||4 x 512KB|
|Hypertransport:||4,000 MHz||4,000 MHz||4,000 MHz||4,000 MHz||4,000 MHz||4,000 MHz|
All of these new models boast the same maximum power draw, a low 45W TDP. Most notably, we can see that the Athlon II X4 605e employs the lowest power requirements from a consumer-grade quad-core CPU to date. Maximum power is very close to the 40W Opteron EE, and this is certainly an attractive feature for companies with large workstation deployments.
As we'll see in the power benchmarks later, when paired with a power-sipping integrated graphics processor like the 785G, these processors can contribute to a system with a very small energy footprint.
2 cores 2 threads?
Aha! Thanks for catching that. After I had done the testing I was playing around with disabling CPU cores in the OS, and I forgot to turn them back on to take the screenshot. Fixed!