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AMD V Series V120 Processor Review

October 18th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

AMD V Series V120 processor  Review

AMD V Series V120 processor has becone very popular, as, it has started appearing in a number of best seller notebooks. As an example AMD V Series V120 is part of the Amazon best seller laptop Acer Aspire AS5251-1805 ( 15.6-Inch Laptop ), priced at just $379.00 (at the time of writing) .

The AMD V Series V120, is a single core processor with an operating frequency of 2200 MHz. The processor has an integrated Dual-channel 533 MHz DDR3 SDRAM Memory controller which allows quick access to the memory.This is  Unlike the also intel architecture in which the processor first communicates with a chip called a north bridge, which in turn communicates with the memory.

The communication with the chipset is using a 1600 MHz 16-bit HyperTransport link, which reduces the bottleneck in the communication with  the peripherals, including, graphics, USB 2.0 or the PCI express.

The AMD V120 has 512 KB of L2 cache and it does not has an L3 Cache. The lack of the L3 Cache is partly made up by the integrated memory controller.

Its Thermal Design Power (TDP) rating of just 25 Watts enables the design of the low power and long battery life notebooks.

No detail bench marking result can be produced at the time of writing, but it is expected that its performance will be close to or slightly less than the similarly clocked intel celeron processors.

Pros of AMD V120 Processor

– Low cost, good enough for most routing work.
– Low power, ideal for notebooks.
– Integrated Memory Controller.

Cons of AMD V120 Processor

_ Lacks horsepower for high end computing. Pales in front of the multi core processors.
– No L3 Cache.

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  1. Daniel Pease
    December 18th, 2010 at 19:26 | #1

    does not has an L3 Cache “have”
    routing “routine”

  2. snoop
    January 13th, 2011 at 07:14 | #2

    Becone – become 😉

    Any benchmarks? Comparison to Celeron 900, performance and baterry life wise?

  3. snoop
    January 13th, 2011 at 07:15 | #3