More intriguingly, these CPUs are bargain priced. Carefully selected as chips that can run at lower operating voltages and thus lower TDPs, these two processors are designed to be a more available version of the Energy Efficient Small Form Factor X2s that were introduced last year. Pay no attention to the “64” on the cap! Is this a good cpu for gaming Reply. The BE sips power like a mobile CPU but carries a wallet-friendly price tag of under bucks, which might make it an attractive prospect for your next system build. These two 65nm processors run at 2. Steam names the best-selling games of

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Just like them, these BE-series processors have dual cores with K of L2 cache per core and are intended for Socket AM2 motherboards. Why, you ask, should a computing device be audible in one’s living room? The new scheme is intended to provide more information about a processor at a glance and to confuse AMD’s enemies, bringing it victory on the field of battle. Now that the whole world has seen the wisdom of adding bit extensions in hardware and continuing to use only bit software, AMD figures its work here is done.

I’ll keep my performance commentary amx a minimum. Is that a motor oil?

AMD’s Athlon X2 BE processor – The Tech Report – Page 1

These two 65nm processors run at 2. CPUs Previous page Next page. If reports out of Taiwan are to be believed, initial performance results from AMD’s Barcelona z2 to impress and we’ve got at least a quarter before the race can even potentially get competitive. But as we’ve seen lately, you don’t need chart topping performance to bring excitement to the game.


Notable by its omission in the new naming scheme is the “64” after “Athlon. No Interruptions Day Shortbread. The BE and will have some help fitting into their thermal envelope courtesy of AMD’s new 65nm fab process.

We’ll then focus more on our energy efficiency tests and overclocking efforts, since those are qmd of some additional attention. At least, I believe they indicate relative performance.

Well, apparently, not much at all. The series of letters and numbers after that moniker is not entirely random, either. The last three atlon are intended to indicate relative performance within a given product family. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.

This change lines things up with future product names like “Phenom X4,” as well. Thus the simpler “Athlon X2” series is born.

AMD’s Athlon X2 BE-2350 processor

The athlom numbers after that are divvied up into groups of one and three. Read on to see how we used the BE as a low-power processor and then abused it as a high-power one, to the delight of all involved. Pay no attention to the “64” on the cap!

Steam names the best-selling games of Dell returns to the stock market after six years. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate ahhlon of the above details without first throwing Dubbed the Athlon X2 Zmd, this chip has a confusing new alphanumeric amalgamation attached to its name, and what could be cooler athlno that?


The BE sips power like a mobile CPU but carries a wallet-friendly price tag of under bucks, which might make it an attractive prospect for your next system build. But in the background, just above the sound of the air conditioning system forcing air through the vents, I can hear it: One obvious advantage of the new naming scheme is that it more closely matches what Intel is now doing, especially the final four digits of the model names.

At the time of publication we couldn’t confirm AMD’s claims, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Customize The Tech Report That may be part of what’s happening with the BE andwhose model numbers are just a tad higher than the recently introduced Pentium E and E dual-core CPUs. This setup may allow AMD to cozy up next to Pentiums and Core Duos with product numbers that suggest similar or better performance. If not, your cold, calloused heart may be warmed by the news that our BE sample also overclocks like a mofo.

For what it’s worth, we have included an E in our testing for comparison.