Possibility to unlock cores.
High CPU frequency.
Black Edition CPU.
Efficient 45nm process.
Speedy performance for the price in most mainstream software.
Compatible with older AM2+ motherboards.
Unlocked for easy overclocking.
Cores may or may not unlock.
Performance is behind lower priced AthlonII X3445.
Doesnít match Intelís similarly priced CPU in multithreaded software.
Quad-core CPUs available for a similar price.
By eTeknix on May 14, 2011
Since its introduction in January 2009 AMD have offered a large range of various Phenom II series processors. These have ranged from the original AM2+ DDR2 only quad core Phenom II X4 920 and 940 processors right up to the current AMD flagship processor...-
By DigitalVersus on January 03, 2011
A mid-range dual-core which does the job asked of it, namely supplies enough power for office doc work. For intensive usage or gaming, best to go for a higher end...60
By Expert Reviews on November 02, 2010
If overclocking doesn’t interest you, then this is a great dual-core chip to base a budget PC around....100
By Rbmods.com on October 29, 2010
AMD Phenom II X2 560 is just a minor upgrade over the 555BE which has been on market for a while now. 100MHz frequency boost gives performance benefit in test programs, and while the price is around the 100USD which 555BE has been, it is clearly a...-
By TechRadar on October 15, 2010
AMD has been prolific lately and the next in its line to fall under our spotlight is the dual-core Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition.As a result of its labours, AMD certainly has a lot of flavours of processor on the market these days, but as a gamer on...50
By TechwareLabs on September 21, 2010
The AMD Phenom ™ II 560 X2 BE is a real performer and for the price, a real value. Many of the gaming titles currently on the market do not utilize more than two cores so it is still viable to purchase dual core processors and expect that...-
By Benchmark Reviews on September 20, 2010
The Phenom-II X2-560BE performed very well against the lower end Athlon-II X2 processor that we tested it against. It came in just under the Athlon-II X3-445 processor. When overclocked to 4.1GHz it even got close and overcame to the performance of...91
By Computer Shopper on September 01, 2010
If you don’t run high-end content-creation apps and are looking for a speedy CPU for everyday computing, the Phenom II X2 560 is a good choice. Just don’t tax it with more than two tasks at once....80
By Rbmods.se on October 29, 2010
AMD Phenom II X2 560 är bara en liten uppgradering över 555BE som har varit på marknaden ett tag nu. 100MHz frekvensökning ger bättre prestanda i testprogram, och medan priset är runt 900 SEK (100 USD) som 555BE har varit,...-
By Hardware.Info on October 02, 2010
Laten we de balans eens opmaken. Om een eenvoudiger eindoordeel te maken, hebben we alle gedraaide benchmarks even zwaar meegewogen in een eindscore die is genormaliseerd naar 100 punten voor de snelste processor,...-