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8.3 out of 10

AMD Phenom II X2 550 (HDZ550WFGIBOX / HDX550WFGMBOX)

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Overall 9
9.4
Value for money 10
9.5
Performance 9
9.0
Construction 10
9.5
Functionality 9
9.2

AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE AM3 Processor

Benchmark Reviews
30 May 2009
  • Conclusion: It's been a while since AMD had a true dual core competitor to Intel's Core 2 Duo family, but I think it's safe to say that day has come. Throughout our tests, the AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE was able to keep up and even outpace our Intel E7400. Memory intensive benchmarks and applications, in particular, seem to favor the X2 550. The X2 550 earns high marks in construction quality as well.
  • Pros: Excellent price/performance ratio, AM3/AM2 compatibility, DDR3 support, 6MB L3 cache, Efficient 45nm process.
  • Cons: 80W TDP still higher than comparable Intel processors
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