Tuesday, September 25th 2007

AMD Releases AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition

AMD Announces AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition

Advanced Micro Devices has announced its new central processing unit (CPU) that is officially aimed at enthusiasts and gamers who dare to overclock and tweak their systems. The new processor from the Black Edition lineup comes with unlocked multiplier, which allows to easily set it working at higher clock-speed, getting additional performance virtually for free.

The AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor 5000+ Black Edition is an affordably-priced, dual-core processor targeted to the consumer channel, boasting a customizable clock multiplier for tunable performance, enabling mainstream end-users to reap the benefits of setting their own speed limits, a statement by the world’s largest maker of x86 central processing units maker reads.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition microprocessor works at 2.60GHz, features dual-channel DDR2 memory controller, 1MB of level-two cache (512KB per core) and is compatible with socket AM2 mainboards featuring 1000MHz HyperTransport bus. The chip has 65W thermal design power and is made using 65nm process technology.

The customizable clock multiplier and auto-adjustable memory frequency of the new chip enables amateurs and value-conscious enthusiasts to maximize the performance of their desktop computers without substantial hassles. Typically enthusiasts have to increase base HyperTransport bus speed from default 200MHz, which eventually causes not only CPU clock-speed boost, but also alters HT bus and memory frequency, meaning that other components apart from the microprocessor also should be able to handle increased speeds. Previously customizable clock multiplier were only available on high-end AMD Athlon 64 FX processors that could retail for as much as $1000 per chip.

Given that not all enthusiasts may want to invest additional money into high-end mainboard, memory modules and spend additional time ensuring that all components work well enough, AMD’s Black Edition processors Athlon 64 X2 6400+ and 5000+ do seem to be appealing solutions for overclocking. Since nowadays computer enthusiasts and gamers tend to acquire CPUs from Intel Corp., AMD crucially needs to attract attention of those groups with attractive options.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition processors will only be available in channel market. The chips will come as processor-in-box (PIB) package, but without cooling systems. The Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition microprocessors cost $136 in 1000-unit quantities, up slightly from $125, the cost of typical model 5000+.Source: X-bit Labs
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35 Comments on AMD Releases AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition

#1
mandelore
Weer said:
All K8 chips use the same flaw in the design - can't get above 3.0Ghz. It has nothing to do with the power envelope.

65nm on the 6000+ is the same as 80nm of the X1950 Pro - lowers temps, nothing more.
lol whatever...my old A64 Sandy 4000+ did 3.3Ghz, so plz stop talking rubbish

if you have anything useful to add, please do, but stop adding crap to this thread, about stuff you OBVIOUSLY KNOW ZERO ABOUT. or you really wouldnt be posting what you did.... LOL

i guess intel fanboy wanted to crap on the party, but missed and just plain crapped himself

Edit: looks a nice chip, if i were not upgrading to a phenom in due course id deffo consider this, especially since the lower Wattage would love my pelt cooler, lol, the poor block is trying to cool 160+ W on this overclocked opty 185 :(
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#2
DRDNA
which is better than my fx57 can do.:o
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#3
mandelore
DRDNA said:
which is better than my fx57 can do.:o
makes me cry that this crappy stepping opty wont happily break 3.1ghz. and the comedy thing is I "had" a great stepping opty 185, but it died and needed RMA-ing only to be replaced by something not even comparable :(
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
personally, Im gonna wait until Phenom arrives before deciding on any upgrades.it least then my pc would have done its time & also new tech like DDR3 & PCI-E 2.0 etc will be out. I will defo go SLI this time also so maybe something will be released thats better then a 320/640mb 8800GTS:rockout::rockout::rockout:
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#5
breakfromyou
overclocks higher than 3 GHz were rare before the F3 revision, and brisbane. Many brisbane core K8's easily clock up to about 3 GHz, while F3's are clocking up past 3.2-3.4...its absolutely insane considering i can't even do 2.6 at a decent voltage on my E6 4400+
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
breakfromyou said:
overclocks higher than 3 GHz were rare before the F3 revision, and brisbane. Many brisbane core K8's easily clock up to about 3 GHz, while F3's are clocking up past 3.2-3.4...its absolutely insane considering i can't even do 2.6 at a decent voltage on my E6 4400+
my X2 3800+ is currently running at 2.610Ghz voltage is curently at 1.5v but ive tested it to 1.47v stable (a little more juice just for the hell of it) could be that your cpu came from a bad batch.
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#7
Makaveli
I think Weer doesn't have a clue what he is talking about.

This chip equal's a FX60 with half the cache. If you have a AM2 board with a lower end model this seems like a worthy option if you plan to overclock!
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#8
longo213
Remember the Spring and Summer of 2003, when all AMD fans were chasing streets and online shops for "Bartons" (mostly XP 2500+) with unlocked multiplier. Just weeks before lauch of Athlon 64.
History simply repeats itself, but now it's like official marketing move and not just viral strategy.
Which doesn't mean that an opportunity to buy a officially overclock-able CPU with full warranty just for a ten buck more is a bad thing, though.
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#9
erocker
Ok, so after searching hard on the web I have found 1 overclocking article on this chip. Unfortunately it was in Chineese, but the cpu-z screen gave a 3.4ghz clock speed. What was wierd was that the chip wasn't oc'd by multi, but by the fsb. It's on the forums at coolaler.com
Here is another link. (3.5ghz!) http://www.nordichardware.com/news,6870.html
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#10
DRDNA
mandelore said:
makes me cry that this crappy stepping opty wont happily break 3.1ghz. and the comedy thing is I "had" a great stepping opty 185, but it died and needed RMA-ing only to be replaced by something not even comparable :(
Dude that really sux!!! damn them and there RMA:shadedshu lol ....I am going to get a q6600 or maybe the 6700 and the works ...I will come back to AMD when they are back on top:p
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