AMD Athlon II X2 215 Processor
AMD Athlon II X2 215 is a desktop processor that gives out decent performance with its two cores running at 2.70 GHz. Its somewhat higher TDP rating of 65 Watts makes it less unsuitable for very thinAll in One PC, but its low cost makes it suitable for cheaper desktops. AMD Athlon II X2 215 is marginally poorer than its big brother AMD Athlon II X2 220, clocked at 2.8 GHz.
AMD Athlon II X2 215 Key Features
– 2.70 GHz – dual core
– 1 MB L2 Cache ( 512 KB for each of the two caches)
– Integrated Memory Controller for improved performance
– Fits in AM2+ and AM3 socket
The Athlon II X2 215 counters the low cache memory with its integrated memory controller, which ensures that the faster processor to memory communication does not lead to excessive penalty in case of cache miss.
If you wish to use multiple operating systems, you will be benefited by the Virtualization technology offered by AMD Athlon II X2 215.
Some of the desktops we found powered by AMD Athlon II X2 215 include – HP Pavilion Slimline s5414y, that is priced close to $400 and has 4 GB DDR2 RAM and 500 GB Hard Disk.
The HP Pavilion Slimline s5304y is another desktop power available for $500 and is powered by Athlon II X2 215.
AMD Athlon II X2 215 Benchmark
The AMD Athlon II X2 215 has a 3D Mark03 benchmark score of 1380, and if you wish to compare with intel core i3 series, then Intel Core i3-540 has been reported to have a score of 1360 with HT off. In the PC Mark 2002 CPU Score, the Core i3-520 is, for example 15% faster than the Athlon ii X2 215.
The low cost of the Athlon ii X2 215 could make it interesting for the desktop and tower manufacturers.