Site Overlay


This means it will become a bottleneck in some demanding applications. The Athlon 64 X2 and the Athlon X2 both have 2 cores, and so are quite likely to struggle with the latest games, or at least bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them. But in the background, just above the sound of the air conditioning system forcing air through the vents, I can hear it: Works Great I put this in an emachines EL that had a single core 1. As such, we need to look elsewhere for more reliable comparisons. Intel Core i5 i Hexa-core 6 Core 3. Intel Core iK – 3.

Uploader: Faugami
Date Added: 5 April 2008
File Size: 13.7 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 66841
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. The series of letters and numbers after that moniker is not entirely random, either.

Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE Can Run PC Game System Requirements

Skip to main content. Intel Core i5 i Hexa-core 6 Core 3. The BE and will have some help fitting into their thermal envelope courtesy of AMD’s new 65nm fab process. 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.

This means it will become a bottleneck in amf demanding applications.


Thus the simpler “Athlon X2” series is born. Notable by its omission in the new naming scheme is the “64” after “Athlon. Show less Show more.

This change lines things up with future product names like “Phenom X4,” as duxl. All is well, or so it would seem. No Interruptions Day Shortbread.

This setup may allow AMD to cozy up next to Pentiums and Core Duos with product numbers that suggest similar or better performance. Now that the whole world has seen the wisdom of adding bit extensions in ame and continuing to use only bit software, AMD figures its work here is done. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications.

Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction CPI will vary so much. Bear in mind, then, that while the Athlon X2 has a 0. This processor is awesome. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck. At least, I believe they indicate relative performance. I highly recommend this processor for the entry-level dual core user.

So all of this sounds pretty good so far, but you’re probably wondering: AMD Ryzen X 3.


Athloon also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential. For what it’s worth, we have included an E in our testing for comparison.

AMD Athlon X2 BE-2350 Energy Efficient 2.1 GHz Dual-Core (ADH2350IAA5DO) Processor

Buy Athlon X2 The little processor that could. Athlon X2 BE 2.

But in the background, amv above the sound of the air conditioning system forcing air through the vents, I can hear it: The old “true performance initiative” numbers attached to current Athlons and Semprons was getting to be more than a little threadbare in this age of multicore processors and new microarchitectures, so AMD finally decided to scrap it. What’s with that funky name? With a decent accompanying GPU, the Athlon 64 X2 and the Athlon X2 may still be able to run slightly older games fairly effectively.

Future Proof My PC. I’ll keep my performance commentary to a minimum. What’s not to like? Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff!