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— Horribly limited by any modern standard, if you encounter one of these hyperthreaded single core systems you will likely feel pain deep in the depths of your soul. Low clocks, slow memory bus and a single hyperthreaded core leave these machines struggling with even the most lightweight of tasks. Yes, they will run Youtube in a Chrome browser on Windows 7... but yu'll be limited to 360p or so given the horrendoues bandwidth. Don't expect much here other than slow, sluggish processing in any modern task. If you must get an old Atom series CPU then try for the N570 - they at least had two cores and four threads so perform much better.

16 days ago.

— Small, low power chip with four threads designed for everyday computing like word processing and web browsing. Limited in design by its slow front side bus speed of 667MHz single-channel RAM with a max capacity of 2GB, it will work best with lightweight systems like Ubuntu / Linux and Windows 7. Despite its age and low power design those two hyperthreaded cores are more than capable of seamless tasking, just don't try too much at once. Youtube in 480p is just fine, and given the tiny 10" screen most of these CPU's are bundled in you won't need much more than that anyway. Gaming? Not much is going to happen here, given the integrated GMA 3150 chip. Updates for these things stopped long ago so unless you want to get funky with some hacked drivers you won't get much action there. Still, older titles from the late 90's should be playable with low resolutions and settings. Think Halflife, Max Payne, Age of Empires, Starcraft and Diablo 2 and you'll have realistic expectations. Overall, a good (if limited) budget CPU for basic everyday use.

16 days ago.

— Kingston shines again with this stick of 2666MHz gold. Easily overclocked to 2993MHz at 1.4v it will give great performance in most systems. A single stick is adequate for a modern quad core paired with an entry level card, leaving room for expansion later. Highly recommended.

22 days ago.

— This has been my boot drive for a long while now and I have no issues with it at all. Solid 500 megabyte per second read and writes, 35MBs+ 4k read/writes and good sustained transfers as well. Perfect drive if you can get them for a decent price.

22 days ago.

— These things are a dime a dozen at the moment, and actually run decent games. You'll get a solid 60fps in COD Warzone for example, with low textures and 720p. Most titles from 2015 to 2019 will run nicely at 60fps or greater. You really can't complain about the performance / price ratio here so long as its under 60USD or 100AUD.

22 days ago.

— Not only do the included Vega 8 graphics run actual modern games at 720p or greater (depending on the game obviously) but the CPU isn't bad either. Great budget buy on the secondhand market.

22 days ago.

— Commonly found in such exotica as old Asus Chromebooks, these little quad-cores are far more capable than most people give them credit for. If your jam in life is running Ubuntu on said old Chromebook with minimum power usage (7.5W) and long battery life then this is a perfect little chip, and coupled with the integrated HD4000 graphics and typical 4GB DDR3 RAM you're actually looking at a nice little retro gamer. Titles such as the original Halo, Max Payne 1 & 2 and even the earlier Mafia titles are all easily playable. The main thing holding this little chip back are the 2.25GHz clock speed and a whole 2MB of L2 cache, meaning intensive tasks such as video editing will be horribly slow. Other than that though, for a nice simple daily driver or retro gamer these are perfect!

1 month ago.

— I bought a used 1070-Ti over a year ago and love it. Its a rock-solid performer in all major titles and has yet to meet something that makes it falter for even a moment. My Galax 'EX-SNPR White' card has great cooling, aesthetics and performance, as well as being a decent overclocker. Highly recommended card if you can pick one up used.

4 months ago.

— It's cool, quiet, and reasonably priced on the used market while still offering reasonable entry-level performance as of early 2020. I've been using mine while I clean up my heavily used 1070Ti, and I was expecting a lot worse to be honest. Its a good entry-level 1080p or 'E-Sport' card, running most things on 'low' settings at 1080p just fine. It even managed to run 'Medium' 1080p settings on Metro Exodus at 45 to 60fps, although hairworks and tesselation were both turned off. Still impressive for a budget card in a demanding title. Highly recommended card if you can find it cheap, and overclocks reasonably well too - start at about 150MHz clock and 200MHz memory in afterburner with a small bump of 5% to voltage and 7% to power.

4 months ago.
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