Summary: It is true that dual-core Athlon 64 FX-62 is the fastest CPU from AMD, but is its price worth buying it? Its official price for distributors in the USA is quoted at USD 1,031 while Athlon 64 FX-60’s is quoted at USD 827.
Excerpt: To say that the Athlon 64 and Athlon X2 processors have been wildly successful for AMD would be something of an understatement. Since their introduction in September of 2003 and their move to 939-pin sockets in June of 2004 , AMD has been in a constant performance lead over anything that Intel was...
Conclusion: Overall, the Athlon 64 FX-62 is the fastest dual-core processors from AMD and it is currently the fastest desktop processor that supports DDR2. Socket AM2 is finally here and AMD has earned themselves into the DDR2 league.
Conclusion: We set out to find out if DDR2 memory did any good to AMD's processors than if it had stayed on with DDR1 and after compiling the test results from various benchmarks, we've a very clear picture of the impact.
Summary: It didn’t break any speed records, but the Athlon 64 FX-62 is the first Athlon 64 CPU to feature support for DDR2 memory. If you’ve currently got a high-end Socket-939 platform, there is no reason to upgrade.
Excerpt: Det har lenge vært kjent at AMD hadde en ny prosessorsokkel i tankene. 23. mai 2006 ble AM2 lansert. Med AM2-sokkelen tilbyr AMD i likhet med Intel støtte for DDR2-minne. FX-serien er myntet på de absolutte entusiaster som ikke har problemer med å legge mange tusenlapper på bordet for en prosessor.
Summary: Athlon 64 FX-62 gjør en meget solid jobb. Prosessoren bør befinne seg høyt opp på ønskelisten til enhver entusiast - men der starter også problemene. Prosessoren blir lett liggende på ønskelisten så lenge prisen er så høy som den er. Det samme kan man si om Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 965.