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AMD Updating Athlon II X2 Lineup

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AMD is adding to its value dual-core processor lineup with a new high-speed part. The Athlon II X2 255 (PIB model: ADX255OCK23GQ) is based on the 45 nm Regor die, and packs a clock speed of 3.10 GHz (15.5 x 200 MHz). Each core has a dedicated L2 cache of 1 MB (2 MB total cache), and the TDP is rated at 65W. Based on the socket AM3 package, it supports DDR3 and DDR2 memory standards. Expected to be out soon, the Athlon II X2 255 could displace the Athlon II X2 250, while being priced lower than the Phenom II X2 550.

 
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Expected to be out soon, the Athlon II X2 255 could displace the Athlon II X2, while being priced lower than the Phenom II X2 550.
Not sure if this is just that my brain has been addled by tidying but that makes no sense.
AMD seems to be spitting out processors like there's no tomorrow, bit like they were doing with GPUs a while ago.
 

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I want a Black Edition.
 
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Not sure if this is just that my brain has been addled by tidying but that makes no sense.
AMD seems to be spitting out processors like there's no tomorrow, bit like they were doing with GPUs a while ago.
Put out so many someone might buy one by accident
 

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AMD seems to be spitting out processors like there's no tomorrow, bit like they were doing with GPUs a while ago.
I don't think it is the same thing they are doing with the GPUs. With the GPUs they are close to the end of their lifespan, and AMD was just flooding the market with as many as possible to get them sold.

With the processors, the new Phenom II architecture is just being released. So they are just filling in the line-up. It is pretty common for a new architecture to get a lot of new processors early on. And the new processors are actually filling holes in the line-up, unlike the GPUs which are just reconfigurations that ended up having little difference compared to GPUs that were already on the market.
 
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If they could release a "X2 260" model that's a Black Edition/FX, it would sell lots. :)
 

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they arent spitting them out they are updateing them wats are dropping so they will be replaced expect more drops on phenom side too now that the lower watt 945 is out and "prooven". Also more chips will disapear and NOT be replaced too.
 
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Black Edition??
 
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Put out so many someone might buy one by accident
NewEgg currently lists 31 Intel processors, but only 24 from AMD.

Also, the low-end fill is largely due to the discontinuation of all of the old 65nm Athlon X2 parts, including the popular low-wattage 4xxxe chips. This is well-appreciated by budget PC builders, as well as enthusiasts looking to get energy-efficient chips to overclock on the cheap.