The two CPUs in this budget series are the 2.7GHz Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition which will sell for about $79 and come with an unlocked multiplier and the 2.5GHz Athlon X2 7550, which will be OEM only. Both of the processors include a 256 Kbyte Level 1 data cache per processor, with a 512 Kbytes of L2 cache per core (for a total of 1 MB) and a shared L3 cache of 2 MB. The chips will also feature a new memory controller providing support for PC2-8500 (DDR2 1066 MHz). The chips will also sport a HyperTransport 3.0 3600 MT/s system interface.
Early reviews of the chips have shown a 10-15% overall gain over the previous generation Brisbane chip running at the same frequency. They've shown a little overclocking potential reaching as high as 3.3 ghz in a few cases. Overall the chips exhibit a fairly good price to performance ration making them a nice choice for the budget minded builder.
Early Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition Reviews
- Bit-Tech.net: AMD's Athlon X2 7700 Series CPUs
- HEXUS.net: AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition: dual-core Phenom at the ready
- OverClockers Club: AMD Athlon X2 7750 Review
- TweakTown: AMD Athlon X2 7750 BE 2.7GHz CPU – Phenom goes Dual-Core
- X-Bit Labs: AMD Launches “Phenom X2”: AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition Review