The nominal clock frequency of the AMD V Series V140 processor, a single core processor is 2.3 GHz. Even though it is a single core processor, it performance is decent due to high 2300 MHz clock frequency.
The Veries V140 has improved processor to memory communication speed due to the integrated DDR3 memory controller. The integrated memory controller reduces the latency and improves the overall performance of the processor.
The AMD’s V series V140 processor communicates with the chipset using high speed 1600 MHz HyperTransport Bus. The high speed Hypertransport bus increases the speed of communication with the peripherals.
The L2 Cache in V140 is 512 KB. The lack of the L3 cache make the performance of V140 lackluster.
The TDP rating of V140 is just 25 Watts, and this is what makes it a compelling choice among the notebook manufacturers in the design of thin netbooks and small notebooks.
While there is no benchmarking result available for the AMD V series V120 processor, we expect that the performance of the AMD V Series V120 will be of the order of 5% higher than V120, a 2200 MHz processor.
Even though V140 is an entry level processor, it does support some of the advanced functionality like the multimedia instruction – 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4A. It also supports Hardware Virtualization technology which is great if you need more than one operating system on your system and you need seamless switching between them.
AMD V140 Processor Plus
– Low cost entry level processor.
– Low power consumption, good for small notebooks and good battery life.
– DDR3 Memory Controller integrated in the processor.
AMD V140 Processor Minu
_ Not suitable for high end computing.
– Missing L3 Cache.
Most recent announcement of the notebook powered by the AMD V140 processor is the
Acer eMachines D442. We also find that the TOSHIBA Satellite C655D-S5087, Acer AS5252-V476, Compaq Presario CQ62 are powered by the V Series V140 processor. It looks like a large number of notebook manufacturers have shown interest in this processor.