Based on 211 owner and expert reviews, Asus has good ratings for its desktop computers. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its few processor core computers range compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
The shallowest similar spec personal computer that has been available for around the same time as the VM40B is 27mm deep and the deepest is 460mm. At only 190 millimeters, the Asus VM40B is fairly shallow compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been available for more than two years.
The Asus VM40B is one of the shorter personal computers of this age and spec (only 56.2 millimeters) amongst PCs of this age. The average height of comparable spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the VM40B is 210mm.
Comparable spec PCs that were released around the same time as the VM40B have weights of between 600g and 16kg, and the average weight is 5.4kg. At only 1.2 kilograms, the Asus VM40B is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were released more than two years ago.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the PCs that were launched more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus VM40B has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the VM40B.
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
Across all the desktop computers that were released around the same time as the VM40B the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz. The Asus VM40B has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.5 gigahertz) amongst similar spec PCs of this age.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on PCs of a comparable age and type to it. 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.
Quite Small L3 Cache
The Asus VM40B has one of the smaller L3 caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst PCs of this age. Across all the few processor core computers that have been available for more than two years the L3 caches range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB.
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Only Two Processor Threads
The Asus VM40B is a two processor thread desktop computer.
Quite Small Processor Cache
At only 2 megabytes, the Asus VM40B has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type. PCs of a comparable type and age to the VM40B have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
Asus released the VM40B over two years ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Asus VM40B has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus VM40B has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VM40B.
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Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus VM40B has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the VM40B.
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
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
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)