AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review
29 May 2010
Summary: AMD is kicking off 2010 by introducing new low-power versions of some its most popular processors and bumping up the speed of a select few Phenom II and Athlon II CPUs. Today PCSTATS is looking at the 3.2GHz AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition processor.
Conclusion: The Phenom II X2 555 is a good CPU depending on how you look at it. In one aspect you have the high chance of being able to unlock it into a quad core which makes this chip a true bargain. However not every single chip will unlock. Just because this chip happens to have a great chance doesn’t mean it will, so you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket on this one.
Summary: The AMD Phenom II X2 555 is undoubtedly a faster chip than competing Intel processors in this price bracket, but what really sets it apart is the potential it offers to those willing to experiment. We were able to unlock the cores in our 555 to produce a fully fledged 3.6GHz quad core chip with only a few minutes of BIOS tweaking, at which speed it offered performance competitive with a Core i7 based PC costing many times as much.
Pros: - Great gaming performance, - Effortless overclocking, - Many chips unlockable, - Outperforms the G9650
Conclusion: I’m honestly suprised about the performance of AMD Phenom II X2 555BE. It offers good dual-core performance while being a great value, it can also be modded to full X3 or X4 processor. Of course this depends if your sample can be unlocked, but there’s a chance for it. At least 550BE:s have been unlocked with quite a good success rate recently.
Conclusion: This processor update from AMD is a minor one that's unlikely to impact its bottom line or Intel's for that matter. In fact, it seems that yet again, AMD is dodging the chip giant's all-conquering Nehalem based processors with cheaper ones that expand its budget offerings even further.
AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE & Athlon II X2 255, X3 440, X4 635
4 March 2014
Conclusion: Iz svega viđenog zadržavamo pravo na mišljenje kako je najbolja opcija nabavka nekog od četverojezgrenih modela, tj. Athlona II X4 620, 630 ili 635 jer pružaju najviše za uloženo (620 je u našim dućanima oko 690kn, 630 oko 750kn, dok još ipak nova 635-ica košta oko 900kn). X2 i X3 modeli su jednostavno premalo cjenovno odvojeni da bi bili zanimljivi, a naravno živimo u svijetu multithreadinga pa je investicija u četiri jezgre sasvim opravdana.
Pros: Overclocking potencijal, eventualna mogućnost otključavanja 4 jezgre (ocjena tada raste znatno više).
Cons: Nepovoljan odnos cijena/performanse (u slučaju da se ne da otključati).