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Q: Is it possible to upgrade my AMD 170u microprocessor?
A: Probably yes. CPU compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see CPU-Upgrade.com resource for CPU support list for your board.
Athlon II 170u Overclocking
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AMD is preparing ultra low power Athlon II 170u
Apr 06, 2010
: As we already posted on March 24, AMD is planning new ultra low-power single-core Athlon II processor for the second quarter of 2010. Currently Athlon II family has only one member, model 160u, which runs at 1.8 GHz and dissipates no more than 20 Watts of power.
AMD 170u Benchmarks
The graphs below show up to 10 microprocessors with
the same level of integer (CPU), floating-point (FPU), SIMD and memory
performance. All processors were not overclocked, and were tested at
a nominal frequency, with a stock heatsink and default BIOS settings.
Click on the '?' mark next to each model name to see specifications of
that model, and details of the test platform. To find out how the 170u
compares to other CPUs in specific benchmarks or in aggregate
milti-threading performance please see benchmark tools section on the
|CPU vendor string:||AuthenticAMD|
|CPU name string:||AMD Athlon(tm) II 170u Processor|
CPU ID information for the Athlon II 170u
Our CPUID database contains 2 records for this microprocessor. See all submitted records.
Use our CPU identification tool to check features of your CPU.
NOTE: The CPU ID information below was taken from one CPU and
may include features that are not present in all different steppings of the
AMD Athlon II 170u CPU.
|CPU Family:||Athlon II|
|Comment:||This processor is a piece of shit|
|Processor name (BIOS):||AMD Athlon(tm) II 170u Processor|
|Processor type:||Original OEM Processor|
|Model:|| 6 (06h)|
|Stepping:|| 3 (03h)|
|Lines per tag:
|Instruction set extensions||Additional instructions|
||Advanced Bit manipulation|
|AMD extensions to MMX
|Extensions to 3DNow!
||SKINIT / STGI support|
|Major features||Other features|
|On-chip Floating Point Unit
||1 GB large page support|
|64-bit / Intel 64
||100MHz multiplier control|
||128-bit SSE instructions|
|Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)
||36-bit page-size extensions|
|PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet
||Advanced programmable interrupt controller|
||Extended APIC space|
||Hardware P-state control|
||Hardware thermal control|
||Instruction based sampling|
||LAHF / SAHF support in 64-bit mode|
||LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8|
||Machine check architecture|
||Machine check exception|
||Memory-type range registers|
||Misaligned SSE mode|
||Nested page tables|
||OS visible workaround|
||Page attribute table|
||Page global extension|
||Page-size extensions (4MB pages)|
||Physical address extensions|
||Software thermal control|
||Support for NRIP save|
||TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states|
||Time stamp counter|
||Virtual 8086-mode enhancements|
||Watchdog timer support|
CPUs, related to AMD Athlon II 170u
• Highlighted numbers and features indicate whether specific processor performs better or worse than the Athlon II 170u
• Within each category, the CPUs are sorted from slower (at the top) to faster (at the bottom)
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• The 'Price' column shows official AMD prices as of Jan 22, 2014. Prices for obsolete and tray-only processors are not provided.
• List of related CPUs is not complete.
• Features abbreviations:
Unlock - Unlocked multiplier
Top view. Stepping code NAEGC AE. The processor was manufactured in the middle of March 2010.
CPU-Z screenshot of Athlon II 170u CPU with unlocked second core. The unlocked processor is identified as Athlon II X2 270u.
Athlon II 170u with unlocked Core #2 on motherboard ASRock N68-VS3 UCC (via BIOS version P1.10 & P1.20 with UCC option in BIOS) now recognized as 2-core Athlon II X2 270u (by motherboard BIOS) or Athlon II X2 270 (by CPU-Z 1.60.1). Tested in all sort of applications for few days and stressed with Prime95 for few hours without single one problem. CPU is working stabile on 2x 2GHz without VCore raised up, VCore is left as it is in BIOS (Auto).
New stepping code: NAEKC AE
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