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Expert reviews of AMD Phenom 2 X2 560 Black Edition 3.3GHz Socket AM3
Review score distribution (out of 43 reviews)
  • 90-100:
  • 75-89:
  • 65-74:
  • 0-64:
  • Unrated:
out of 100
  • Performance levels designed for office doc use, Not a bad overclocker, Decent budget gamer
  • Average energy consumption, No Turbo mode, No real improvement over the 550BE, Yet more expensive
Testseek.co.uk has collected 43 expert reviews for AMD Phenom 2 X2 560 Black Edition 3.3GHz Socket AM3 and the average expert rating is 74 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.co.uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
Excerpt:  Since its introduction in January 2009 AMD have offered a large range of various Phenom II series processors. These have ranged from the original AM2+ DDR2 only quad core Phenom II X4 920 and 940 processors right up to the current AMD flagship processor t...

Good:  Performance levels designed for office doc use
Bad:  Average energy consumption, No Turbo mode
Bottomline:  A mid-range dual-core which does the job asked of it, namely supplies enough power for office doc work. For intensive usage or gaming, best to go for a higher end CPU....

Bottomline:  If overclocking doesn’t interest you, then this is a great dual-core chip to base a budget PC around. ...

Good:  Not a bad overclocker, Decent budget gamer
Bad:  No real improvement over the 550BE, Yet more expensive
Bottomline:  AMD has been prolific lately and the next in its line to fall under our spotlight is the dual-core Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition.As a result of its labours, AMD certainly has a lot of flavours of processor on the market these days, but as a gamer on a...

Excerpt:  For the third time in 2010, AMD is adding more speed to its processor lineup. But this time, both the Athlon II and Phenom II CPUs are being included. We spill the beans about the new dual-, triple-, quad-, and hexa-core chips in today’s article. It’s...

Excerpt:  Benchmarking 86 CPUs takes a while. After long last, though, we have 51 models from AMD and 35 from Intel tested in our current suite. If you want to know how your processor sizes up to its competition, you'll find plenty of comparison data inside! 86 C...

Excerpt:  Dealing with current news means that we rarely have the opportunity to review old products and of course a comparison between the most recent products and those that came out several years ago can get a little problematic. But we’ve decided to push th...


Good:  Price/Performance ratio, Possibility to unlock cores, High CPU frequency
Bad:  Cores may or may not unlockFind more epxert reviews at testseek.com
Bottomline:  AMD Phenom II X2 560 is just a minor upgrade over the 555BE which has been on market for a while now. 100MHz frequency boost gives performance benefit in test programs, and while the price is around the 100USD which 555BE has been, it is clearly a wis...

Excerpt:  On Monday, AMD launched six new processors in its Athlon II and Phenom II lines, intended as speed upgrades to some of its existing chips. Combined with recently lowering the prices on other CPUs across the full spectrum of its offerings, AMD has cemen...

Excerpt:  The recent IDF has given a lot of information to discuss Intel’s upcoming Sandy Bridge processor series. The promised enhancements in the microarchitecture are expected to push the performance bar of Core i3/i5/i7 processors to a whole new level while ...


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