pcstats.com: The socket AM2 Athlon64 processor platform should go a long way to stimulating the DDR-2 memory industry, because key to the AM2's survival will be access to low latency DDR-2 parts. Up until now that's been something of an oxymoron... companies like Corsair, Patriot Memory, OCZ, and Buffalo Technology have already begun releasing quick low latency DDR-2, much of it currently based on Micron Rev.E DRAM.
nordichardware.com: Not only did AMD keep DDR1 alive, it was encouraging the evolution and density of DDR1. Now, however, the limitations of DDR1 were starting to show, at the same time DDR2 could now be had with fast access times and high frequencies. It was now time for AMD to enter the DDR2 market.
hothardware.com: With this transition, cost is a major factor, of course, but not just from a manufacturing perspective. With the change over to 65nm, AMD has also sharpened their focus on power consumption and energy efficiency, which translates to lower operating costs as well.
neoseeker.com: Getting to 3.2GHz with the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition was trivial. No need to do anything except change the multiplier to 16 - and presto, you have a X2 6400+! But moving beyond 3.2GHz... now that was a journey. But in the end, it was a succesful journey.
virtual-hideout.net: Now why would AMD release an AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Black Edition Processor? Try affordability and performance on for size. At a reasonable $115.00 for 2.6GHz of power running through two cores, this processor should be very capable of providing more than enough power for today's most graphic intensive games.
neoseeker.com: We've published a review of AMD's AM2 5000+, including overclocked results, plenty of benchmarks, and some comparisons that others might not be making (especially against our super clocked 4.125GHz Pentium D 930). We also took our AM2 and underclock it to match with an equivalent Socket 939 X2 to see what DDR2 does for the platform.
motherboards.org: This round shows the gap between Intel and AMD taking a wider gap in favor of AMD for the first time; to be candid the FX62 was a smoking gun as an out of box product. AMD has really made advancements the past year with new faster CPUs and better chipset partners like NVIDIA plugging away at their side.
Additional AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 reviews: AMD 5000+/ FX62 / MSI K9N SLI PLAT.
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