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AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition (HDZ555WFGMBOX)

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AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Review

29 May 2010
Overall 8

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.
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AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE

7 May 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 9

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Review

23 March 2010
  • 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
  • Cons: - Less power efficient than Intel
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Expert Review

5 March 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

25 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Budget-conscious gamers or general PC users who don’t edit video or use Adobe apps will find the Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition a fine, speedy performer for the price.
  • Pros: Nearly as speedy in most programs as much costlier AMD quad-core CPUs, Unlocked for easy overclocking, Same architecture and features as quad- and triple-core Phenom II chips
  • Cons: Only a minor speed bump over the Phenom II X2 550, Quad-core CPUs offer better performance for video editing and other multithreaded apps
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Overall 8
Value for money 10
Features 8
Performance 8

AMD Phenom II X2 555

PC Pro
18 February 2010
  • Conclusion: AMD's latest variation on the Phenom gives the Core i3 a run for its money
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AMD's Fastest Dual-core - Phenom II X2 555 BE

Hardware Zone
28 January 2010
  • 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.
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Expert Review

5 August 2013
Overall 6

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition

21 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Jak sama nazwa wskazuje opisywany procesor to układ dwurdzeniowy. Nominalna częstotliwość pracy zegara wynosi tutaj 3200 MHz, ale odblokowany mnożnik pozwala na niezwykle łatwe podkręcanie. Procesor posiada pamięć trzypoziomową pamięć cache: L1 ma pojemność 128 KB i jest oddzielna dla każdego rdzenia (łącznie jest jej 512 KB), cache L2 także jest oddzielna dla każdego rdzenia i ma pojemność 512 KB (łącznie 2048 KB), zaś pamięć cache L3 jest już wspólna dla wszystkich...
  • Pros: Atrakcyjna cena procesora, Niska cena całej platformy, Elastyczność w dobieraniu platformy, Dobra wydajność, Dobrze się podkręca, Bardzo łatwy w podkręcaniu dzięki odblokowanemu mnożnikowi
  • Cons: Pobór mocy wyższy niż w Athlonach
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