AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition 2.8GHz AM2+
Outperforms similar Athlon 5xx series by 20%.
Provides enough CPU muscle to run today’s games.
2MB L3 cache.
Works with older chipsets.
Price, Unlocked Multiplier for Overclocking.
Excellent price/performance ratio.
AM2 & DDR21066 support.
3MB of total cache.
Just a minor speed bump over the Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition
Needs SB750 to get good overclock.
Can be a tad unstable under extreme conditions even in stock clock speeds.
By Expert Reviews on June 29, 2009
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...80
By TechTree on June 26, 2009
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...70
By ComputerPowerUser on June 12, 2009
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...70
By Fudzilla on May 11, 2009
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 May 03, 2009
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...96
By Computer Shopper on May 01, 2009
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....79
By Engadget on April 29, 2009
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 April 28, 2009
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...85
By Guru of 3D on April 28, 2009
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 April 28, 2009
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...50