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Testseek.com have collected 44 expert reviews of the AMD Phenom 2 X2 550 Black Edition 3.1GHz Socket AM3 and the average rating is 84%. Scroll down and see all reviews for AMD Phenom 2 X2 550 Black Edition 3.1GHz Socket AM3.
Award: Editor’s Choice July 2009
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The editors liked

  • Dual Core
  • Price
  • Unlocked Multiplier for Overclocking
  • Reverse Compatibility
  • DDR2 and DDR3 Memory support
  • 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
  • Excellent price/performance ratio
  • AM3/AM2 compatibility
  • DDR3 support
  • 6MB L3 cache
  • Efficient 45nm process.

The editors didn't like

  • NONE!!
  • Quad-core CPUs offer better performance for video editing and other multithreaded apps
  • 80W TDP still higher than comparable Intel processors

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  Published: 2010-01-24, review by: hardwareunboxed.com

  • Abstract:  Still, there is very little difference between the Pentium G6950/H55 and Phenom II X2 550/785G configurations that we used for this article, and both will cost you less than $200 US. Either option is powerful enough for typical day to day tasks, while they are both more than capable of tackling some..

 
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  Published: 2009-08-31, review by: pcwizkidstechtalk.com

  • As demonstrated in PCWizKids video reviews the benchmarks for the Athlon II X2 250 shows that a budget CPU for under $80 US can give amazing performance. The gaming benchmarks alone demonstrate the Athlon II was able to beat the other dual core CPUs ...

 
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  Published: 2009-07-06, review by: cluboc.net

  • While the idea of a dual core these days may be considered to be somewhat passé, the new AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition brings a lot of surprises that may yet turn the heads of consumers. First of all, at $115, its relatively cheap, and a good c...

 
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  Published: 2009-07-02, review by: Bit-Tech.net

  • The Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition is what the should have been. In fact, theres very little reason to buy an old K8, or even K10 cored CPU now the and Phenom II X2 550 are available (unless, that is, you have a specific need for an ultra low power ...

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  Published: 2009-06-29, review by: Behardware.com

  • Abstract:  June 29, 2009 After the Phenom IIs, AMD has now launched a new range manufactured in 45 nm, the Athlon IIs. The first of a long line, the Athlon II X2 250 has a few surprises up its sleeve, not the least of which is its new core!A new die!With the Phe...

 
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  Published: 2009-06-04, review by: benchmarkreviews.com

  • Excellent price/performance ratio, AM3/AM2 compatibility, DDR3 support, 6MB L3 cache, Efficient 45nm process.
  • 80W TDP still higher than comparable Intel processors
  • Its been a while since AMD had a true dual core competitor to Intels Core 2 Duo family, but I think its 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 int...

 
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  Published: 2009-06-02, review by: extremeoverclocking.com

  • Both the Phenom II X2 550 & Athlon II 250 seem very capable dual core chips. Intel has had dual core 45nm processors out for a long time but even those have always held a price premium. Hopefully as we see more of AMD's dual core 45nm chips trickle ou...

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  Published: 2009-06-01, review by: hitechlegion.com

  • Dual Core, Price, Unlocked Multiplier for Overclocking, Reverse Compatibility, DDR2 and DDR3 Memory support,
  • NONE!!
  • After spending some quality time with the X2 550 BE, I am very pleased to say that this processor is the best dual core to have come out in the chip market in a long time. The quality of the manufacturing is up to the traditional AMD standards and the ...

 
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  Published: 2009-06-01, review by: neoseeker.com

  • Looking at the scores, the 3.1GHz Phenom II X2 550 is pretty much equal to the 3GHz E8400. Our subject won 3 real-world gaming tests out of 5, but for the other benchmarks it lost seven out of the remaining twelve. So really, if it is inferior to the ...

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  Published: 2009-06-01, Author: Nathan , review by: legitreviews.com

  • The AMD Athlon II X2 250 and Phenom II X2 550 are two 45nm dual-core processors that pack a powerful punch for those looking for a mainstream PC. ...

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