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Asus K20CD 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Dec 2015
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Asus Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

Asus is one of the superior PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Asus also has good ratings for its medium processor cores computers.

Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

Across all the computers of this spec and age the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,500MHz. With a memory clock speeds supported by processor of 2,133 megahertz, the Asus K20CD has a fairly fast memory clock speeds supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the K20CD.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the K20CD that we have assessed, the Asus K20CD's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 64 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the K20CD is 1GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 5.2GB.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This desktop computer supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many computers of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of computers of a comparable spec and age to the K20CD range from 2GB to 770GB. The Asus K20CD has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the K20CD.

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Quite Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

Across all the PCs of a comparable spec and age to the K20CD the memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 30GB/s. With a memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of 34.1 gigabytes per second, the Asus K20CD has a fairly fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the K20CD.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Asus K20CD has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago. Across all the personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the K20CD the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.7GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

The Asus K20CD has a quite fast memory clock speed (2,133 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the K20CD the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Asus K20CD has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it. Most medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This PC's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is actually the best internal memory type across all medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the K20CD.

The worst internal memory type amongst similar types of PC is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Quite High System Bus Rate

The average system bus rate of desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the K20CD is 6.1GT/s, and the system bus rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. With a system bus rate of 8 Gigatransfers per second, the Asus K20CD has a quite high system bus rate compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the K20CD.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Asus K20CD has a quite big maximum internal memory (65,536 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year. Across all the medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 790GB.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The Asus K20CD has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 950 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of desktop computers of this spec and age is 500MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Asus K20CD has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the K20CD. The processor frequencys of medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the K20CD range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor frequency is 3.1GHz.

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the HP 440 MT + Z Turbo Drive 256GB PCIe SSD[plb_3623623_price] (2.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is Hybrid-HDD, which is the most frequently found storage media on personal computers of this age and spec. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Asus K20CD is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity personal computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Asus K20CD has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. Computers of this age and type have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 6 megabytes, the Asus K20CD has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K20CD. The average processor cache of similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the K20CD is 6.5MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

Most medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the K20CD have between four and seven processor threadss, including the Asus K20CD which has four processor threadss.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the K20CD have processor boost frequencys of between 1.8GHz and 4.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.6GHz. The Asus K20CD has one of the slower processor boost frequencys (only 3.3 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus K20CD

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus K20CD has a pretty standard total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the K20CD.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Package Width
Package Depth
Package Height
Package Weight
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers k20cdch002, k20cdnl004, k20cdch002t, k20cdnl004t
Barcodes 04712900186758, 04712900263992

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