Monday, December 08, 2008

My New Machine: Athlon 64 X2 5000+ with ASUS M2N68

Yesterday I bought my 3rd Computer System with AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ with ASUS M2N68 motherboard. I have installed 2 GB of kingston DDR 2 DIMM in it.
It is really low cost soultion as compared to Interl Dual Core. My First machine was Intel Pentium 2. But from my second machine I became the great fan of AMD Processors. I recommend it to my friends also. Low cost and high quality.

AMD ATHLON 64 X2 5000+ PROCESSOR TECH SPECS:
Frequency / Cache Sizes: 2.6GHz w/ 512KB L2 cache-per-core (1MB total L2 per processor)
L1 Cache Sizes: 64K- L1 instruction + 64K - L1 data cache per core (256KB total L1)
CPU to Memory Controller: same as CPU core frequencies
Memory Controller: Shared integrated 128-bit wide memory controller
DDR2 Memory Supported: Up to and including PC2 6400 (800MHz) DDR-2 memory
HyperTransport Links: 1
HyperTransport Spec: 2GHz (2x 1000MHz / DDR)
Effective data bandwidth: 20.8 GB/sec [8GB/sec HyperTransport link + 12.8GB/sec memory]
Packaging: Socket AM2 organic micro-PGA
Fab location: AMD's Fab 30 wafer fabrication facility in Dresden, Germany
Process Technology: 90nm (.09-micron) Silicon on Insulator (SOI)
Approximate Transistor count: 153.8 million
Approximate Die Size: 183mm2
Nominal Voltage: 1.30-1.35V
Max Thermal Power: 89 W
Max Ambient Case Temp: 55-70 degrees Celsius
Max Icc (processor current): 66.2A
Min P-State (with C'n'Q) 1.0 GHz
Nominal Voltage @ min -state: 1.1V
Max Thermal Power @ min -state: 31.0W
Max Icc @ min -state: 25.5A

ASUS M2N68 Motherboard:
Pros:
Easy to install
Gigabit ethernet, 4 sata ports, built in video/audio, cheap (main reason I bought it), 2000MHz FSB, 6 USB ports
Dual-Channel DDR2 support, supports whole range of CPUs,
low cost excellent quality currently using a x2 5000
Installed easily and the layout of this small board great.
Manual is excellent and there is plenty of room for all of the connections.
The price is unbelievable for Asus quality.

Cons:
one IDE connector

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