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AMD Phenom II X2 550 (HDZ550WFGIBOX / HDX550WFGMBOX)
7.7 out of 10

AMD Phenom II X2 550 (HDZ550WFGIBOX / HDX550WFGMBOX)

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Reviews and Problems with AMD Phenom II X2 550 (HDZ550WFGIBOX / HDX550WFGMBOX)

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
1 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Budget-conscious gamers or general PC users who don’t edit video or use Adobe apps will find the Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition a fine, speedy performer for the price.
  • Pros: Nearly as speedy in most programs as much costlier AMD CPUs, Unlocked for easy overclocking, Same architecture and features as quad- and triple-core Phenom II chips
  • Cons: Quad-core CPUs offer better performance for video editing and other multithreaded apps
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Overall 7
7.0

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition vs. Athlon II X2 250 review

TechRadar UK
7 September 2010
  • Summary: Can a high performance dual-core processor cut it in this modern multi-core world?
  • Pros: Good gaming grunt for the money, Overclocks well
  • Cons: Weak multi-threading throughput, Core unlocking is unreliable
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