Tuesday, April 28th 2009

New AMD Athlon X2 7850 BE Delivers Up to 55% Greater Value over Competing Products

AMD today announced the AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition processor, delivering leading technology and strong performance to the mainstream PC user for under $70 MSRP. Focused on designing and developing new products and platforms over the last 40 years, AMD’s unique technologies continue to create compelling user experiences at an exceptional value. As part of this anniversary celebration, the newest addition to the AMD Athlon X2 7000 series of processors delivers a superior dual-core, performance-per-dollar PC experience for solutions at home and at play.

Given the current economic environment, consumers are seeking the best computing value without sacrificing the performance required to maintain their digital lifestyle. This new processor enables AMD technology partners and OEMs to address the industry need for affordable, powerful and energy efficient desktop PCs that help consumers to quickly and easily create, enjoy and share their digital world.

Consumers looking for an enhanced digital experience or tweaking and tuning their systems for the latest games. The AMD Athlon™ X2 7850 Black Edition processor is geared towards this growing segment of value-conscious PC users; those seeking a full-featured product with best-in-class price-performance for the changing face of everyday computing.

Consumers living a digital lifestyle may be able to realize an immediate benefit from AMD dual-core processors with the capability to better create, render, transfer and share their multimedia content.
  • The AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition processor helps consumers maximize their platform with hardware matched to deliver a superior experience with outstanding headroom. In fact, not only do these new processors perform exceptionally well in all-AMD platforms, they also provide as much as 55% greater value over competitive products.
  • Leading into AMD’s 40th anniversary, the company continues to maintain its focus on designing and developing unique CPU and GPU technologies at an exceptional value. When combined with AMD 7-Series chipsets and the ATI Radeon HD 4000 series graphics cards, the new AMD Athlon X2 7850 processors can bring HD video to life while delivering massive performance headroom and video processing acceleration.
Source: AMD
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25 Comments on New AMD Athlon X2 7850 BE Delivers Up to 55% Greater Value over Competing Products

#1
Imsochobo
wonder how it clocks, is it just a dualcore, or quad with 2 disabled cores? o.0
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#2
phanbuey
by: Imsochobo
wonder how it clocks, is it just a dualcore, or quad with 2 disabled cores? o.0
lol thats what I was thinking... 55% GREATER VALUE (you just have to unlock it)!
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#3
aj28
by: Imsochobo
wonder how it clocks, is it just a dualcore, or quad with 2 disabled cores? o.0
According to NewEgg, it's still Kuma, meaning quad with two cores disabled. It's really just a 7750 + 100Mhz, as far as I can tell...
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#4
Imsochobo
Lol, just bullshit then... trying to get rid of old PH1 cores ? they are taken out of production now.
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#6
baggpipes
Yeah but Black edition means unlocked multiplier wonder if the TDP is still gonna be like 95?
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#7
Imsochobo
still, if any1 wants one, go for a 81xepmw.

I do 3.7 STABLE on PH1. with my 810epMW.
others do like 2.9 -3.1 of the quads, meaning the duals do 3.1-3.3 and thats pretty bad! the 81x does atleast 3.2-3.3 as quad ;)

But still, they aint really good, if they aint priced hilariously low, on the posetive side, you can buy CL5 memory @ 800 mhz and get pretty good performance with the IMc, not compared to other amd's but compared to C2D.
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#9
HeadlessChicken
by: baggpipes
Is this still AM2+?
yes, this is an am2+ cpu, its just another revision of the 7750 a quad with 2 dissabled cores.

nothing really special, not that i wouldnt have fun trying to overclock one but meh.
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#10
KieranD
all you can do is speculate that it is judt the x2 7750 with unlocked multi

it must have been tweaked maybe it is lower power consumption or something, a larger increase in clocks but for them to claim 50% increase must mean something

AMD bashers are out in full force this week and its making me sick, without any competition youd have a monopoly on the market, intel hold the top end crown but amd still offers good value for midrange and budget

if someone wants a new pc id recomend this or a phenom II over a 775 that is old tech
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#11
HeadlessChicken
sorry if i sounded like an amd hater, im not, my current and future rigs are and will be amd, but this dosnt excite me much unless they magicly managed to get it to overclock massivly better :)
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#13
ShadowFold
They need 45nm duals, NOW. I really can't wait for the new Athlon 45nm's!
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#15
eidairaman1
by: HeadlessChicken
sorry if i sounded like an amd hater, im not, my current and future rigs are and will be amd, but this dosnt excite me much unless they magicly managed to get it to overclock massivly better :)
these parts are far better than the 6400/6000/5000.
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#16
suraswami
by: KieranD
all you can do is speculate that it is judt the x2 7750 with unlocked multi

it must have been tweaked maybe it is lower power consumption or something, a larger increase in clocks but for them to claim 50% increase must mean something

AMD bashers are out in full force this week and its making me sick, without any competition youd have a monopoly on the market, intel hold the top end crown but amd still offers good value for midrange and budget

if someone wants a new pc id recomend this or a phenom II over a 775 that is old tech
On biostar's website under my board's supported cpu list, this cpu is listed and listed as 95w with just a 100 Mhz bump.

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/t-series/cpu_support.php?S_ID=353

I don't understand why create 2 parts with unlocked multi with in the 100Mhz diff range? Why not just blow the remaining stock for say $50 with a heatpipe cooler and be done with this family cpu.

Bring on the new weapons AMD.

:toast:
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#17
eidairaman1
for 1 AMD maybe making the most money off this Line due to Volume they can transfer to consumers.
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#19
Steevo
Strange that under $70 is $74.00 at the egg..........



I will be building a PC for my parents with a 7750 BE.
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#20
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Steevo
Strange that under $70 is $74.00 at the egg..........



I will be building a PC for my parents with a 7750 BE.
it was just released price will drop
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#21
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Looks like a winner once the price drops to below $70, maybe we will see the E5300 drop in price also, and I'd like to see this compared with the E5300.
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#22
Polarman
I'd like to see a 7850 Vs FX-62 review.
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#23
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Polarman
I'd like to see a 7850 Vs FX-62 review.
7850 will win hands down
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#24
Hayder_Master
by: Imsochobo
wonder how it clocks, is it just a dualcore, or quad with 2 disabled cores? o.0
sure it will be
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#25
e6600
by: cdawall
7850 will win hands down
but not by much
lmfao
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