AMD Athlon 2 X4 620 2.6GHz AM3
The AMD Athlon 2 X4 is clocked at 2.6GHz, the die size is extremely small on the Athlon II X4 620, measuring just 169 square millimeters. It is made up of 468 million transistors, while the core voltage is rated at between 0.925 - 1.425v. The TDP of 95 watts happens to be the same rating Intel has given their Core 2 Quad Q8200 processor. Like the Phenom range, the Athlon II X4 620 is capable of operating on either AM2/AM2+ or AM3 motherboards, and thus inherits the ability to use DDR2 or DDR3 memory.
95W low power consumer.
Good overclocking and great underclocking potential.
Same list of technology support as Phenoms.
Socket AM2/DDR2 compatibility.
Optimized for Windows 7.
HDMI and DVI support.
Lower gaming performance.
Not the best choice for die hard overclockers.
High stock voltage.
Noticeably slower than higher-end chips when running multicore-capable applications.
By TechSpot on September 16, 2009
What $99 gets you Back in June, we reviewed the Athlon II X2 250 and found that the $15 price difference compared to the higher end Phenom II X2 550 was simply too small to justify the savings -- even though it delivered superior performance than...-
By Expert Reviews on November 20, 2009
Verdict: An amazingly cheap quad-core processor, but its small cache means it's not an all-rounder. AMD has released so many processors recently that even we've been struggling to keep up. It has even muddied the dividing line between its...100
By ComputerPowerUser on November 13, 2009
I tested the system with only one case fan running and no discrete graphics card (the M4A785TD-M EVO’s IGP is an ATI HD 4200) to more accurately simulate a quiet home-media setup. Performance...60
By Bjorn3D on November 03, 2009
Although they were released about a month ago, the new budget-councious quad-core processors from AMD are still fresh in the minds of many enthusiasts. The Athlon II X4 620 and 630 have made huge waves recently due to the fact that it is now possible...90
By Overclock3D on November 03, 2009
and Final Thoughts It's difficult not to be impressed by the AMD Athlon II 620 X4. It provides a genuine 2.6GHz quad-core processor that will work perfectly well in either your current AM2+ motherboard, making it even more of a bargain, as it would...87
By XtremeComputing on November 02, 2009
As you can see from the results of the numerous benchmarks for the most part at similar clock speeds the AMD X4 620 is toe to toe with its more expensive stable mate. I believe this is almost certainly down to the fact that due to the higher bus...-
By BeHardware on October 26, 2009
This makes it a good deal cheaper than the Intel Core 2 Q8200 that you won’t find for under $140 but which gives a similar level of performance! The AMD offer is by far the best here then. Of course in some rare...-
By Bit-tech.net on October 26, 2009
We really find it difficult to recommend the Athlon II X4 to anyone because it has very few redeeming features. Its very high power use for the minimal transistor count is strange and confusing: why is there the need to throw at hefty 1.4V through the...60
By Icrontic on October 19, 2009
Do we need processors that cost over $500 nowadays? To be perfectly honest, most people don’t. The most demanding task average consumers can throw at a computer is A/V content: They have 1080p AVC-HD video cameras, they have webcams, they have...-
By TechRadar on October 18, 2009
Oh, but it can, and AMD is showing us the way with the release of the Athlon II X4 620. Okay, so it may have gone off the rails of its commitment to low-cost computing with the launch of its first DX11 card – the HD 5870 rocking up as it does at...90