AMD Athlon 2 X4 620 2.6GHz AM3

  • AMD Athlon 2 X4 620 2.6GHz AM3
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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.

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By TechSpot on

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 100

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...

By ComputerPowerUser on 60

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...

By Overclock3D on 87

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...

By Bjorn3D on 90

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...

By XtremeComputing on

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 Bit-tech.net on 60

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...

By BeHardware on

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 Icrontic on

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 90

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...

By Rbmods.com on

This is a pretty decent CPU, for 90$ you get alot of performance especially if you overclock the CPU a little bit. It performs better than 905e in stock performance and cost almost half the price. This CPU should do well in HTPC setups and even in...

By Techgage on

Before getting into our overall conclusions, I must give kudos to AMD for being the first company out the door with a sub-$100 quad-core processor. Any way you look at it, reaching this point is impressive, because once again, quad-cores haven't...

By HardwareHeaven on 90

AMD continue to drive us mad with their product names (there is no reason why this chip could not be called the Phenom 2 X4 620) but as far as the product itself goes it is hard not to be...

By Hardware Secrets on

In most scenarios Athlon II X4 620 was faster than an Intel-based system on the same price range (Pentium E6300). The only important exception was on Photoshop CS4, where Pentium E6300 was 24% faster than Athlon II X4 620, and file compression with...

By techPowerUp! on 92

Even if AMD is not leading the market in terms of pure brute performance, it still finds categories where it can brand the product with "world's first". This time, it's the world's first and still only quad-core processor with a price under...

By Pureoverclock on

As most enthusiasts can tell you, the Intel Core i7 lineup is a formidable powerhouse of processors. But you will likely also hear in the next breath that they are very expensive. Both statements are true, and I doubt many people can argue those...

By iXBT Labs on

The competition is relatively peachy for the new processor. We assumed that it will be slower than the Q8200 and that it would compete with Q7x models. But in fact these processors are on a par. Moreover, its a cheaper model, so the 630 and higher...

By PCWizKid's Tech Talk on

At launched this week the Athlon II X4 620 is selling for only $99 which makes this one of the best deals for a quad core CPU on the market. The results in performance and temperature gave an expected result by outperforming previous Athlons x2s...

By SilentPC Review on

Our timed benchmarks showed evidence that the Athlon II X4 630 and 620 perform slightly slower than Intels cheapest quad core, the Q8200, in mundane everyday tasks like anti-virus scanning and file archiving. However, there is $20~$40 price...

By PCStats on 80

AMD has brought quad-core processing to the budget-minded mainstream PC user, once again underscoring a value-for-performance trend with its chips. At just $99, the Athlon II X4 620 processor is an affordable way to gain a computing advantage in...