AMD Phenom 2 X2 555 3.2GHz Socket AM3

  • AMD Phenom 2 X2 555 3.2GHz Socket AM3
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  • 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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tom's Hardware on

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 90

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...

By PC Pro on 83

AMD's latest variation on the Phenom gives the Core i3 a run for its money...

By Hardware Secrets on

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 60

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...

By AnandTech on

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 Extreme Overclocking on

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 HotHardware on

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

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 Overclockers Club on

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...

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 555 Black Edition a fine, speedy performer for the price....

International Review By Tom's Hardware on

Vor wenigen Wochen verglichen wir in unserem Artikel „Das Dual-Duell“ Intels Pentium G6950 mit AMDs Phenom II X2 555. Neben dem Test beim Standardtakt war auch ein Durchlauf mit erhöhten Taktraten Teil unseres Tests. Letztere Disziplin führte...

International Review By Clubic on 53

Terminons enfin par le cas des deux processeurs doubles cœurs d'AMD, le Phenom II X2 555 et l'Athlon II X2 255. A l'image du Pentium G6950, on peut se demander si les processeurs doubles cœurs ont...

International Review By Datormagazin on

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International Review By Les Numériques on 60

Un processeur dual-core moyen de gamme qui remplit son rôle : fournir suffisamment de puissance pour ne pas avoir de ralentissement en bureautique. Pour une utilisation plus intensive ou pour jouer, mieux vaut passer à une gamme...