Nearly as speedy in most programs as much costlier AMD quad-core CPUs.
Unlocked for easy overclocking.
Same architecture and features as quad- and triple-core Phenom II chips.
Only a minor speed bump over the Phenom II X2 550.
Quad-core CPUs offer better performance for video editing and other multithreaded apps.
By Tom's Hardware on May 21, 2010
Of course, let's not forget the Phenom II X2 555, a processor with better gaming and application performance at its default clock rate that can be easily overclocked through multiplier-based overclocking. More advanced users can even try their luck...-
By HardwareHeaven on April 19, 2010
AMD is well known for producing a range of good value for money processors which often excel in different areas such as thermal performance and low power draw. Today we are going to look at three...90
By PC Pro on February 18, 2010
AMD's latest variation on the Phenom gives the Core i3 a run for its money...83
By Hardware Secrets on February 08, 2010
If right now Intel is the sole leader on the high-end market, at least on the mainstream arena AMD is nicely catching up. Depending on the kind of programs you run, you will better off picking...-
By DigitalVersus on February 01, 2010
The Phenom II X2 555 is almost the same as the X2 550. The only difference is that the clock goes up to 3.2 GHz (X2 555) from 3.1 GHz (X2 550). No huge difference then and the gain in terms of processing represents just a few seconds.Overall...60
By AnandTech on January 28, 2010
Three days before Apple revolutio...wait, that didn't happen. I kid, I kid.On Monday AMD updated just about all of its processor families with new chips in response to Clarkdale. We got the Athlon II X2 255, Athlon II X3 440, Phenom II X2 555 BE,...-
By HotHardware on January 25, 2010
The $119 Athlon II X4 635 becomes the fastest quad-core in the Athlon II line-up, and it does so at a price that's actually few dollars lower than the Athlon II X4 630, which was $122 at launch. We should also...-
By Tom's Hardware on January 25, 2010
Writing this article covering AMD's Phenom II X2 555 introduction and including Intel's Pentium G6950 (we knew that this would be a hot comparison, pardon the pun) was a humbling experience. This is the first time I've committed...-
By Extreme Overclocking on January 25, 2010
These new Phenom II and Athlon II processors are certainly a welcome addition to AMD's product lineup. As AMD continues to price their processors aggressively against their competition, the consumers really come out as the winners, getting more...-
By Overclockers Club on January 24, 2010
With the testing done, we can see that the new versions of the Athlon II and Phenom II processors offer some of a performance increase, and if you are looking to upgrade from the less core processors to the higher core count ones, then I suggest to go...-