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AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Review

AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor

The AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ has been out for a couple of years. Now called the AMD Athlon X2; it fits into a series of AMD Dual Core processors. CPU reviews give the AMD Athlon processors good marks for budget and performance.

The AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Dual Core CPU is nothing new. It's been out for a couple years now.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+,CPU reviews

But if you are looking for a budget CPU for a home office or non-gaming computer, then you can't go wrong with this AMD Athlon dual core processor. Available for around $75.00, it'll help keep the cost of a new computer down, and at the same time provide ample power for any office application, surfing the web, and pretty much anything you want to throw at it short of the latest games.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+Here are the specs for the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+:

  • Operates at 2.5GHz
  • Compatible with Socket AM2
  • Hyper Transport at 2000MHz
  • 2 x 512KB L2 Cache
  • Manufactured at 65 nm

The 4800 is a dual core processor, but is setup differently than the new Phenoms or the Core 2 Duo from Intel. This particular processor has 2 Prescott cores placed into a single chip.

The communication between the cores is done via the system bus, the same way that 2 separate CPU's would communicate. This can lead to higher latencies when communicating with the system memory.

However, when using this processor in an office type PC, this should not be an issue. (Remember to use an AMD CPU fan for this processor.)

Recently, AMD dropped the 64 label and calls this product AMD Athlon X2. Other AMD processors are the AMD Phenom II, AMD Phenom, AMD Athlon II, (the AMD X2 fits here in the line-up) AMD Athlon, and AMD Sempron.


There is not much else to say about the AMD Athlon X2. If you are looking for a gaming processor, then this is not for you. This is for the office computer, or home computer that is used for email, web surfing, photos, and music downloads. It's a great price for a great processor as long as it is used in the proper format.


  • Very low cost
  • Great performance for the price
  • Dual core
  • Motherboards are very common for this processor


  • Not good for gaming on today's games
  • Cannot compete with newer processors

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