AMD Phenom 2 X2 550 Black Edition 3.1GHz Socket AM3

  • AMD Phenom 2 X2 550 Black Edition 3.1GHz Socket AM3
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The AMD Phenom 2 X2 550 Black Edition operates at 3.10GHz. The X2 550 also features the same integrated 128-bit wide memory controller supporting either DDR2 or DDR3 memory depending on the socket. Furthermore, the Phenom II X2 550 is based on the same 45nm process with an approximate die size of 258 mm2 featuring roughly 758 million transistors. This processor has a thermal design power (TDP) of just 80 watts when working at between 0.850-1.425v.

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By TechRadar on 70

You can now buy PC processors with as many as six cores and support for up to 12 software threads in parallel. With that in mind, why would anyone want the dual-core AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition?Actually, the theory behind this chip makes...

By Legion Hardware on -

Still, there is very little difference between the Pentium G6950/H55 and Phenom II X2 550/785G configurations that we used for this article, and both will cost you less than $200 US. Either option is powerful enough for typical day to day tasks, while...

By DigitalVersus on 60

AMD's Range The Phenom II family was unveiled in January 2009 with the X4 900 series. In June of the same year, the manufacturer released the dual-core version, beginning with the X2 500 series.The Phenom X2 500 CPUs are based on the K10...

By PCWizKid's Tech Talk on -

As demonstrated in PCWizKids video reviews the benchmarks for the Athlon II X2 250 shows that a budget CPU for under $80 US can give amazing performance. The gaming benchmarks alone demonstrate the Athlon II was able to beat the other dual core CPUs...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Verdict: This fast, dual-core, bargain processor provides plenty of performance for most tasks. This is the first Phenom-branded processor to have only two processing cores, with previous models being triple- or quad-core designs. Other than that,...

By Club Overclocker on 90

While the idea of a dual core these days may be considered to be somewhat passé, the new AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition brings a lot of surprises that may yet turn the heads of consumers. First of all, at $115, its relatively cheap, and a good...

By Bit-tech.net on 90

The Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition is what the should have been. In fact, theres very little reason to buy an old K8, or even K10 cored CPU now the and Phenom II X2 550 are available (unless, that is, you have a specific need for an ultra low power...

By BeHardware on -

June 29, 2009 After the Phenom IIs, AMD has now launched a new range manufactured in 45 nm, the Athlon IIs. The first of a long line, the Athlon II X2 250 has a few surprises up its sleeve, not the least of which is its new core!A new die!With the...

By TechTree on 80

They just keep on coming dont they! Today we have the newest member of the Phenom II family, the X2, the dual core variant of the Phenom II X4 9xx series CPUs. What we have with us today is the flagship model, X2 550, which is a descendant of the...

By Benchmark Reviews on 94

Its been a while since AMD had a true dual core competitor to Intels Core 2 Duo family, but I think its safe to say that day has come. Throughout our tests, the AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE was able to keep up and even outpace our Intel E7400. Memory...

By Extreme Overclocking on -

Both the Phenom II X2 550 & Athlon II 250 seem very capable dual core chips. Intel has had dual core 45nm processors out for a long time but even those have always held a price premium. Hopefully as we see more of AMD's dual core 45nm chips trickle...

By Hi Tech Legion on -

After spending some quality time with the X2 550 BE, I am very pleased to say that this processor is the best dual core to have come out in the chip market in a long time. The quality of the manufacturing is up to the traditional AMD standards and the...

By Neoseeker on -

Looking at the scores, the 3.1GHz Phenom II X2 550 is pretty much equal to the 3GHz E8400. Our subject won 3 real-world gaming tests out of 5, but for the other benchmarks it lost seven out of the remaining twelve. So really, if it is inferior to the...

By Computer Shopper on 83

Budget-conscious gamers or general PC users who don’t edit video or use Adobe apps will find the Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition a fine, speedy performer for the price....

By Legit Reviews on -

The AMD Athlon II X2 250 and Phenom II X2 550 are two 45nm dual-core processors that pack a powerful punch for those looking for a mainstream PC. ...

By Legion Hardware on -

It is hard to believe that the Phenom II X2 550 can be had for just $100 US. For this money consumers are getting a dual-core Phenom II processor with a 1MB L2 cache, 6MB L3 cache, that operates at 3.10GHz and has a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of just...

International Review By TweakPC on -

am Ende zwiespältig aus: Der Phenom II X2 kann sich "Clock-for-Clock" nicht immer wirklich von Athlon II X2 250 absetzen. Wenn es die Software aber hergibt, dann zieht er dank L3-Cache deutlich davon. Es bleibt demnach weiterhin Aufgabe der...

International Review By Hardware-Test on -

AMD er virkelig ved at få foden tilbage i døren på desktop CPU-markedet, og det er Phenom II X2 550 BE et glimrende eksempel på. Først og fremmest, så må vi konkludere, at der aldrig før har været så...

International Review By Datormagazin on -

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International Review By ComputerBase on -

Der Markt für Prozessoren boomt seit Wochen. Seitdem auch AMD zu Beginn des Jahres 2009 eine serienreife 45-nm-Fertigung anbietet, wirft das Unternehmen fast jeden Monat mehrere neue Modelle auf den Markt. Diese Frische kommt dem vorher etwas...