Today, AMD is announcing not one, but two new exciting 45nm dual-cores! First, they are introducing the first-ever Athlon II processor. To top that off they are releasing a Phenom II X2 550 Processor that runs at 3.1GHz with a massive 6MB of shared L3 cache. Read on to see what these processors are all about!
We increased the multiplier from x15.5 all the way up to x19 and then increased the bus speed from 200MHz to 215MHz with little effort. This was enough to break the 4GHz mark as the overall clock frequency was 4.09Ghz, which is great. This is an overclock of 985MHz, which is roughly what we saw on the Athlon II X2 250 processor. It seems both of these processors love to be overclocked at we were able to get nearly 1GHz overclocks with air cooling! Not bad for $87 and $102 processors if you ask us.
Article Title: AMD Athlon II X2 250 and Phenom II X2 550 Processors
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