AMD Phenom 2 X2 560 Black Edition 3.3GHz Socket AM3
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 Tom's Hardware on December 23, 2012
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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 BeHardware on November 03, 2010
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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 ExtremeTech on September 24, 2010
On Monday, AMD launched six new processors in its Athlon II and Phenom II lines, intended as speed upgrades to some of its existing chips. Combined with recently lowering the prices on other CPUs across the full spectrum of its offerings, AMD has...-
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 Extreme Overclocking on September 21, 2010
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T & X4 970 BE & X2 560 BE Processors Date: September 21, 2010Products: Phenom II X6 1075T & X4 970BE & X2 560 BE CPUsCompany: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)Author: Jason Rabel More Speed & More Affordable: About five months ago AMD...-