AMD Launches “Phenom X2”: AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition Review. Page 7
[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.
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If we disregard the MP3 encoding results that are barely dependent on the memory subsystem performance and cache-memory size, Athlon X2 7750 and 7550 processors may be called a truly worthy continuation of the dual-core AMD processors lineup. New CPUs from the Kuma family easily outperform all Brisbane based processors with DivX and x264 codecs. Nevertheless, we can’t say that the new Athlon X2 processors managed to surpass the competitors from the Intel camp. They are faster than Pentium DC E5000 series processors only when x264 codec is involved, falling far behind in all other tests.
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