AMD Athlon II dual-core processor P340
The AMD Athlon ii P340 processor has a clock frequency of 2.2 GHz. The AMD P340 is a dual core low cost processor with decent performance level.
The Athlon ii P340 has only 64 bit FPU ( Turion II processors for example, have 128 bit FPU) which slows down the mathematical operations requiring floating point instruction execution.
The Athlon ii P340 has integrated memory controller and this is of the reasons it competes very well with the Intel Core 2 processor which does not has the integrated memory controller. The integrated memory controller reduces memory latency and increases overall system performance.
The AMD Athlon ii P340 also has the HyperTransport Bus – a fast, scalable, bi directional differential bus with massive bandwidth to communicate with the chipset. The Intel’s front side bus architecture simply pales in front of the HyperTransport Bus.
The AMD Athlon II P340 does support the hardware virtualization technology ( AMD-V ) which is helpful if the systems have multiple operating systems running in parallel.
It may be a good idea to compare Athlon ii P340 based notebooks at amazon. Here are some lowest priced notebooks available at amazon – all of them have Athlon ii P340.
Some other notebooks found to have been powered by the Athlon ii P340 processor include
– Sony Vaio VPCEE32FX/BJ
– HP G62-340us
– Compaq Presario CQ62Z
– Acer AS5552-3036