AMD Launches “Phenom X2”: AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition Review. Page 6
[12/14/2008 04:26 PM | CPU]
by Ilya Gavrichenkov
Stars (K10) microarchitecture employed in Phenom X3 and X4 processors has finally made it to dual-core CPUs. So, the new Athlon X2 got all the advantages of their elder brothers including shared L3 cache. Nevertheless, these intriguing newcomers will hardly be able to fix AMD’s current market standing. Our today’s article will reveal why.
As you know, games are among those applications that get significantly sped up when there is larger cache-memory available. Therefore, new Athlon X2 7750 and 7550 processors based on Stars (K10) microarchitecture enhanced with 2MB L3 cache outperform their predecessors working at significantly higher clock speeds. They look pretty good even against the background of Intel Pentium DC. So, Kuma CPUs may become a reasonable choice for inexpensive gaming platforms.
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