Reviews and Problems with AMD Phenom II X2 560 (HDZ560WFGMBOX)
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AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition AM3 Processor Review
14 May 2011
Conclusion: Final Thoughts The Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition is a great value for money processor, especially when you consider that you might be lucky enough to get a bonus core or two by unlocking them and even overclocking the unlocked cores resulted in some very impressive results in our testing for a processor at this price point.
Pros: Inexpensive, L3 cache, Good overclocking potential, Cheaper alternative to Intel, Potential to unlock an extra core or two
Cons: Superseded by Phenom II X2 565 Black Edition, Performance very similar to cheaper Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition
Conclusion: AMD Phenom II X2 560 is just a minor upgrade over the 555BE which has been on market for a while now. 100MHz frequency boost gives performance benefit in test programs, and while the price is around the 100USD which 555BE has been, it is clearly a wise choice to choose in your desktop computer if you’re going for dual core. Also there’s a possibility (like with all Phenom II X2:s) to unlock some extra cores if you’re lucky.
Conclusion: The Phenom-II X2-560BE performed very well against the lower end Athlon-II X2 processor that we tested it against. It came in just under the Athlon-II X3-445 processor. When overclocked to 4.1GHz it even got close and overcame to the performance of the X3-445, mostly in single threaded applications. It also came close to the Intel dual-core i5 processors tested when overclocked.
Summary: The AMD Phenom ™ II 560 X2 BE is a real performer and for the price, a real value. Many of the gaming titles currently on the market do not utilize more than two cores so it is still viable to purchase dual core processors and expect that additional core would result in less return on your money for gaming applications.
Excerpt: If you don’t run high-end content-creation apps and are looking for a speedy CPU for everyday computing, the Phenom II X2 560 is a good choice. Just don’t tax it with more than two tasks at once.
Pros: Speedy performance for the price in most mainstream software, Compatible with older AM2+ motherboards, Unlocked for easy overclocking
Cons: Doesn’t match Intel’s similarly priced CPU in multithreaded software, Quad-core CPUs available for a similar price
Excerpt: Nel corso di questa recensione ci occuperemo di una delle ultime novità presentate dal colosso di Sunnyvale il 21 Settembre scorso. Precisamente analizzeremo il Phenom II X2 560, in versione Black Edition. Questo prodotto offre, a un prezzo decisamente competitivo, un’elevata frequenza operativa e, per la gioia degli “smanettoni”, un moltiplicatore completamente sbloccato.
Conclusion: Procesor AMD Phenom II X2 560 wyposażono w dwa aktywne rdzenie i trzypoziomową pamięć cache. Pamięć cache L1 i L2 jest oddzielna dla każdego rdzenia i ma pojemność 128 KB (łącznie 256 KB) i 512 KB (łącznie 1024 KB). Procesor dysponuje także bardzo dużą, wspólną dla obu rdzeni pamięcią cache L3 o pojemności 6144 KB.
Pros: Dobra wydajność, Możliwość pracy na różnych platformach, Odblokowany mnożnik
Cons: Wysoki pobór mocy, Cena znacznie wyższa niż Atholna II X2 265