Cheap CPUs make for a great value build

by Rafael Hernandez on December 4, 2009 · 0 comments

Processor dieIf you’re really into computing hardware you tend to seek out information on the top-end products that are available, unfortunately many of those high-end processors are cost-prohibitive for some…that doesn’t mean there aren’t speedy bargains to be found however.

X-bit labs tests some of the most inexpensive processors out there and comes up with a few impressive performers in the bunch, especially if you enjoy overclocking:

And our supposition proved totally right. The first CPU, AMD Athlon II X2 215 did very well during our overclocking tests. Without touching any voltages, we could easily push its frequency from the default 2.7 GHz to 3.6 GHz.

Plenty of performance to be found without breaking the bank on a snazzy new processor.

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