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ASUS CM1630-08 Review – Phenom ii X4 830 processor

February 14th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

ASUS has come with a new ASUS CM1630-08 desktop with nice features and affordable price tag. The ASUS CM1630-08  got all the essential features in it and supports every computing need and entertainment need quite successfully. This desktop is powered through AMD Phenom II X4 830 processor and got ATI Radeon 3000 graphics too. This desktop is arranged with 1TB hard drive which is plenty to store your data. There is another good news is that this desktop arranged with 6Gb RAM and this can be increased according to the future needs up to 16 GB. Actually, this desktop would be a wise idea for everyone as the price is low and comes with every expected feature as parts in it.

AMD Phenom II X4830 Processor Details:

AMD Phenom II x4 830, that powers ASUS CM1630-08  is  a quad core desktop processor. This processor is clocked at 2.8 GHz. Its sockets are AM2+ and AM3. It runs on Dragon platform and processor core is Deneb. This processor comes with 6MB L3 cache, and 512 KB L2 Cache. This processor got virtualization technology too. It has integrated 144-bit DDr2/DDr3 Memory controller along with HyperTransport 3 technology. With quad cores – the processor is good for multitasking environment.

ASUS CM1630-08 Pros:

  • It has 6GB DD3 RAM and this can be increased up to 16GB.
  • Its hard drive is huge and accommodated with 1 TB capacity.
  • It has ATI Radeon 3000 graphics with 1GB shared graphics memory.
  • It has high-definition 7.1 Channel audio quality.

ASUS CM1630-08 Cons:

  • Processor is a decent but not the highest end.
  • No wireless connectivity.

Specifications:

Processor:

This desktop is powered through AMD Phenom II x4 830 processor that is clocked 2.8 GHz. Its system bus is of 1066MHz and got 6MB of L3 cache in it.

System memory:

System memory of this desktop is 6GB DDR3 RAM. This RAM can be expanded up to 16 GB successfully.

Hard Drive:

This system hard drive is huge and accommodated with 1 TB capacity.  This is SATA hard drive and rotates at 7200 rpm.

Graphics:

ASUS CM1630-08   is credited with ATI Radeon 3000 graphics card which got 1 GB shared graphics memory.

Audio:

The sound card of this system got high-definition 7.1 channels audio support.

Networking:

ASUS CM1630-08   is equipped with a built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN for the wired connectivity needs.

Optical drive:

This system is facilitated with an optical drive that can read and write CDs and DVDs through Double-layer support.

Input Devices:

ASUS CM1630-08  is arranged with USB multimedia keyboard and USB mouse as input devices.

Expansion:

This desktop got one Digital Media Card Reader, one 5.25” external expansion bay, one 3.5” internal expansion bay, two PCI, one PCI-Express x16, and ten USB 2.0 ports.

Operating System:

This desktop is supplied with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

Sizes and Weight:

Width: 6.7-inches.

Depth: 15.9-inches.

Height: 16.1-inches.

Weight: 19.8 lbs.

Warranty:

This desktop is arranged with one-year limited warranty over parts and labor.

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  1. jake
    February 23rd, 2011 at 18:32 | #1

    This review is horrible. I swapped in a power supply for 100$ and a 9800gtx+ 512card and im running max settings on every game i play. For 500$ it definitely saved me the time and effort of a home built.