AMD Launches "Black Edition" Athlon 64 X2 5000+
September 27, 2007 11:30 AM
comment(s) - last by
No, it still isn't a special edition Mercedes
, the enthusiast community eagerly awaits the launch of
desktop processors. A large gap, however, still remains between now and then, and what better way to fill that gap than with a new AMD Athlon 64 product?
Today AMD silent-launched its Athlon 64 X2 5000+ "Black Edition." The Athlon 64 X2 5000+ is AMD’s second processor offered under the Black Edition moniker; the first being the
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+
In reality, the Athlon 64 X2 5000+ can hardly be considered a completely new product. It still features the same 2.6GHz clock speed, 1 MB of L2 cache, and 65 Watt TDP. In fact, all technical aspects of the processor are identical to its non-Black Edition counterpart. The only new feature that the Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition brings to the table is an unlocked multiplier -- allowing overclockers to increase the frequency of the processor without the need to adjust the HyperTransport clock.
It is unmistakable that AMD is attempting to entice enthusiasts and DIY PC builders with the unlocked multiplier. Thus, success of the new product centers on its overclocking performance.
According sources familiar with the new CPUs launch schedule, retail availability of the processors should come later this month, but as of right now no major supplier is selling the new processor.
AMD guidance sets the MSRP of the Athlon 64 X2 5000+ "Black Edition" at $136 in quantities of 1,000.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
10/1/2007 11:02:36 AM
When I first built, my CPU would max out at 2745 MHz stable. That's dropping the memory speed as low as I could using a divider with HT bus set to 305 and a 9x multiplier. I scaled it back to 2700 MHz for good measure, and it was stable for awhile. I can't remember exactly what did it, but I started getting some instability, so I backed off the OC a bit and came down to 2400MHz.
And that was fine, stable - great. But then I add another 2x1 GB of memory (same kind as the 2x512 MB I already had), and I start getting some stability issues that I can only get past by setting everything to auto. Which is weird, because if I lock in the stock settings, I still get some problems.
I may experiment with different BIOS revisions; I think that's what caused me to have to scale back from 2.7 to 2.4 GHz.
"Death Is Very Likely The Single Best Invention Of Life" -- Steve Jobs
Stumbling in the Aisles: "Barcelona" Thoughts
September 12, 2007, 2:57 PM
AMD Launches "Black Edition" Athlon 64 X2 6400+
August 20, 2007, 8:19 AM
AMD Reveals Phenom Model Numbers
July 28, 2007, 12:19 AM
Samsung Adds 2 TB 850 EVO, PRO SSDs for $800, $1000
July 7, 2015, 4:23 PM
Seagate Senior Researcher: Heat Can Kill Data on Stored SSDs
May 13, 2015, 2:49 PM
How to Recover Most Apps After Your NVIDIA Driver Crashes in Windows 10
March 30, 2015, 12:54 PM
Tinkerer Gets Old School Mac Plus Running on the Modern Web
March 24, 2015, 6:41 PM
Facebook-Backed Oculus Rift's Release Date Slips to 2016; Valve and HTC Salivate
March 16, 2015, 5:58 PM
Hackers Steal Roughly $1 Billion From Banks Using Malware RAT
February 17, 2015, 9:30 AM
Most Popular Articles
Samsung Gear S2 Borrows Circular Icons From Apple Watch
August 21, 2015, 2:48 PM
Kentucky Man Faces up to 10 Years in Prison for Shooting Drone Trespasser
August 13, 2015, 2:58 PM
Future of Lumia Uncertain as Microsoft Lays Off 2,300, Closes 1 of 3 Finnish Offices
August 24, 2015, 6:14 PM
Exclusive: If Intel and Micron's "Xpoint" is 3D Phase Change Memory, Boy Did They Patent It
July 29, 2015, 10:52 PM
Google Names Sundar Pichai CEO, Reorganizes Under Alphabet Umbrella
August 10, 2015, 9:42 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2015 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information