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AMD Athlon II X2 270 Regor Dual-Core 3.4GHz Socket AM3 65W ADX270OCGMBOX Desktop Processor

  • 4000MHz
  • 45nm Regor 65W
  • 2 x 1MB L2 Cache
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Prepare yourself for a new personal computing experience with the Athlon II X2 270. Save time and accomplish more with multi-core processing that makes multitasking quick and simple. The Athlon II X2 features the next-generation AMD Direct Connect Architecture for a fast, responsive PC. This processor is also optimized to take advantage of the power management features in Windows 7 using AMD PowerNow! 3.0 Technology.

Energy efficiency is important to AMD, allowing you to enjoy a cool, quiet PC while saving energy and reducing heat, noise and the effect of your computer on the environment. Energy efficiency innovations include Cool’n’Quiet, AMD CoolCore and AMD Smart fetch. These technologies reduce power consumption and processor activity. You’ll experience up to 50% energy efficiency over previous AMD Athlon processors.

AMD Athlon II processors also offer support for Virtualization Technology. You can run virtual environments on one system with ease, allowing you to use legacy programs on a separate operating system. Add the convenience and power of multi-core processing and enjoy the benefits of energy efficiency with an AMD Athlon II X2 270 today!

  • newegg AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture AMD64 technology allows the Athlon II X2 270 processor to run 32-bit applications at full speed while enabling a new generation of powerful 64-bit software applications. Moreover, all AMD Athlon II processors are built on AMD’s revolutionary Direct Connect Architecture, where processors are directly connected to one another. An I/O and memory subsystem is also directly connected to each processor core, helping improve overall system performance and efficiency.
  • newegg Integrated Memory Controller The AMD Athlon II X2 270 processor features a high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated memory controller that directly connects the processor to memory for optimum performance, low latency, and high throughput.
  • newegg HyperTransport 3.0 Technology HyperTransport Technology (HT or HTT) is a high-speed, low latency, point-to-point link designed to increase communication speeds between integrated circuits in computers, servers, embedded systems, and networking and telecommunications equipment. With HT 3.0 technology the AMD Athlon II X2 270 dual-core processor enjoys 4000MHz system bus speeds.
  • newegg PowerNow! 3.0 Technology CPU power management technologies featured in AMD PowerNow! 3.0 Technology like AMD's Cool'n'Quiet 3.0 and AMD CoolCore result in proven, measurable benefits for businesses and consumers, including reduced power usage, lower energy costs, and greener PC operation.
  • newegg Enhanced Virus Protection All AMD processors equipped with AMD64 technology are Enhanced Virus Protection-enabled. Enhanced virus protection acts as a preventative measure causing viruses to be localized, short-lived, and non-contagious, eventually being flushed from system memory.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Jamin M.
  • 5/22/2014 12:48:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis processor rocks!

Pros: Almost as fast as the newest AMD Processors!
Good price!

Cons: Not as fast as the Intel Processors.

Other Thoughts: If you look at a per-core benchmark, this processor is only 14% behind the AMD FX-9590. Since I don't use any programs that run on more than one core, this processor is about perfect for me. Much better than wasting $300 on a processor that I will only use one or two cores on.

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  • Dan C.
  • 4/7/2014 9:55:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat for business desktop

Pros: built several systems based on this cpu. No problems.

Cons: no trouble

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  • Darren H.
  • 1/15/2014 1:37:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggssolid

Pros: AMD is just great when it comes to getting a motherboard that can take some handling without killing the CPU socket

Cons: speed af any AMD Chip is not enough to vindicate building a serious workstation out of one

Other Thoughts: Maybeone day the makers of CPU's with Pins will realize that you can make a chip the size your fist because have you been the size of the cases that we use. GIVE us a 4000 pin CPU the size of a VCR tape and make it powerful with 100000000 transistors

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  • David L.
  • 11/23/2013 6:04:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEconomical solution

Pros: Economical mid performance solution for desktop or specialty use.

Cons: Discontinued processor model

Other Thoughts: I bought this processor for a number of reasons. One was the price and two is because of my positive experience with AMD processors over the years. I coupled this processor with an ASRock A785GM-LE motherboard and 4 gig of ram, and put it all inside a Sentey Slimline case. I have this system connected to my TV via HDMI with a wireless N USB adapter. I use it exclusively for streaming video via Hulu+. This hardware config along with Ubuntu Linux 13.04 does exactly what I need it to do. Could'nt be more pleased with its performance.

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  • Catherine P.
  • 10/23/2013 12:27:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat cpu for the dollar

Pros: Very low price, easy install, can overclock to about 3.96 ghz before it crashes. runs at a low temp, almost room temp! I put in my brand spankin' new system with mobo A900d+ from biostar, worked right off the bat! I saw a review that this exact cpu didnt work in the same mobo.... so i guess either you had a bad cpu or a bad mobo. anyways i highly recomend this cpu for a low to mid grade build.

Cons: the only con i can think of would be its only 2 cores, but that doesnt really count because for 50-60 dollars your lucky to even get 2 cores.

Other Thoughts: if you want more than 2 cores you must be doing some extreme gaming or hd video edditing. and if you are then i would recomend either an athlon ii x4 or if you have the money jump to the fx series.

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  • George T.
  • 10/12/2013 1:56:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome little mighty-mite!

Pros: High clock speed for low money!
Dual-core 64 bit CPU.
Low power/low heat.

Cons: Absolutely none.

Other Thoughts: Used this CPU with an Asrock motherboard to replace my parents' Athlon 64 x2 AGP-based system.
They're running Vista Home Premium 64-bit and it runs like a dream on this CPU.
For an inexpensive low-to-mid level spec system, you can't beat the Athlon II !

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  • Temporary C.
  • 9/8/2013 7:02:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Used this to replace a dying 7750 Kuma.
I got to say, there is a noticeable increase in overall system performance. Not to mention this only uses 65W compared to the 95W of the Kuma.
The stock speed is just fine for me the way it is. I am sure this thing can OC to 4GHz no problem.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I used this to replace a dying AM2+ processor. Really good buy for your buck.

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  • Charles M.
  • 8/26/2013 11:55:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLow Cost, and Delivers!

Pros: Low cost, performs as spec'd, runs cool, quality construction!

Cons: None so far!

Other Thoughts: It's low cost and does it's job perfectly, what else could I want?

Ooo, maybe coffee ... yeah.

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  • Nicholas C.
  • 8/21/2013 7:36:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks for me

Pros: Better than most Intel processors. More than one core. Not a bad price.

Cons: Not the best. Only two cores.

Other Thoughts: I've owned this processor since I got it in a Super Saver deal back in April when I was trying to build a good gaming PC for as cheap as possible. Over all it gets the job done and its stronger than the Core 2 Duo in my old laptop (laptop specs were what made me build this PC).

However, there are more powerful processors out there. This one is worth its price, but if you wanna build a powerful machine I'd recommend paying extra.

My PC specs
BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X2 270 Regor 3.4GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor
1x CORSAIR 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
NVidia 7800 GT OC graphics card.

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  • patrick l.
  • 8/20/2013 8:11:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWARNING!

Pros: Grat for what it is.

Cons: Only two cores?

Other Thoughts: So the CPU was just fine but be weary of what mobo you buy with it. Couldn't get BIOS to post on two brand new boards:
Gigabyte 78LMT-S2
Biostar A960D+
Contacted AMD, Biostar, and Gigabyte and they couldn't give me a good answer as to why it was not working. After another whole new CPU and both of the same boards still nothing. Ditch effort.. A tech's advice from AMD was to buy a newer chipset other than the 760 series. I spent $10's more and bought the AMD Phenom II Black X2 550. Got the cloud up and running and have not looked back since.

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