AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition 2.8GHz AM2+

  • AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition 2.8GHz AM2+
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Based on 8 scores, 17 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Unlocked multiplier.
  • Outperforms similar Athlon 5xx series by 20%.
  • Inexpensive.

Cons:

  • Poor overclocker.
  • Gaming performance.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Expert Reviews on 80

Although both the 7850 and 7750 processors carry the now elderly Athlon name, theyre based on the same processing core as the original Phenom. This may be confusing but its nothing new, as Intel resurrected the Pentium name for its budget Core 2...

By TechTree on 70

The attractive pricing of the Phenom II X2 550, a black edition processor, certainly brought it closer to the masses. It was even able to outdo the E8400 on most occasions, so its kind of a given that it beats the E7400 from Intel, which sells at the...

By ComputerPowerUser on 70

We tested the Athlon X2 7850 against AMD’s Phenom II X3 720 BE, which costs twice as much. The X3 720 performed better, but the difference wasn’t earth-shattering. (That said, you should still buy as many cores as you can...

By Fudzilla on -

CPU prices went down dramatically over the past few months. While some months ago, the 7750 could be purchased for €75,- now it sells under €55,-. AMDs new dual core 65nm Black edition offering is priced at under €62,- which is really...

By AMDZone on 96

Compared to Phenom II the Athlon 7850 may not be amazing but for the price, around $70, the only thing Intel has that it competes with is the E5200 which it easily outclasses. Power consumption is a little high for two cores but that is the older...

By Computer Shopper on 79

The 2.8GHz Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition is a capable budget processor for everyday tasks, and even high-end gaming when paired with a powerful graphics card. But the older 65nm manufacturing process is beginning to show its age....

By Engadget on -

AMD already showed us yesterday what kind of graphical prowess could be crammed into a sub-$100 GPU, and today it's attempting to pull the same kind of stunt on the CPU front. The Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition -- a 2.8GHz chip with 2MB of L3 cache...

By Bjorn3D on 85

Lately AMD has really been pushing for more competitive pricing in the lower end market. Many consider the AMD platform to be the most flexible platform to date. With its ability to run either DDR2 or 3, and expandability for AMDs future CPUs, AMD...

By Guru of 3D on -

The release of the Athlon X2 7850BE, or for that manner any fast dual-core processor is as always a much welcomed one. Reality is that the 7850BE is tiny small step forward compared to the 7750BE. The good thing is, the price remains the same and...

By Bit-tech.net on 50

The performance of the 7850 Black Edition is unsurprisingly underwhelming compared to the 7750 Black Edition we looked at just four months ago. For a 100MHz speed bump, it offers no additional overclocking headroom because it's still the same 65nm...

By Overclockers Club on -

So what have we seen during these tests? While the AMD Athlon X2 7850 might not be as fast as the triple and quad core processors in raw power, it does hold its own - beating out the Athlon X2 7750 in the majority of the tests, as well as the Intel...

By Hi Tech Legion on -

I am very satisfied with the results of this inexpensive processor. You can't beat the overclocking capabilities of this special edition dual core Athlon, especially when it sells for a sticker price of $69. With times being so tough right now and...

By Benchmark Reviews on 91

While the Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition didn't top our performance charts, it did put up a decent fight. It's more than sufficient for a typical home or office PC, and will even function well in a gaming PC. More demanding users, though, may want...

By Neoseeker on -

The Athlon X2 7850 is a decent processor that is able to power even the latest games. However, when it is coupled with a GTX 260, in some cases it is not fast enough and the system is bottlenecked. I am sure that with an HD4850 or a GTS 250 it will...

International Review By PC Games Hardware on -

Heute im Performance-Brief: der Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition, eine CPU für den Sockel AM2+. Der Performance-Brief ist eine Möglichkeit, die umfangreichen Tests, die PC Games Hardware mit Grafikkarten, CPUs und anderer Hardware...

International Review By CHW on -

Después de analizar los resultados obtenidos durante esta revisión, podemos comprobar que este procesador definitivamente no está dirigido al segmento entusiasta, y no fue pensado para jugadores extremos, ya que no es suficiente para una...

International Review By HardTecs4U on -

Nachdem heutigen Test kann man durchaus sagen, dass genau das eingetreten ist, was wir erwartet hatten. Der AMD Athlon X2 7850 BE entlockt keinen Jubelschrei. Vielmehr muss man die Frage in den Raum stellen, warum zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt diese CPU noch...