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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 budget do you really need anything with more than two cores yet? There's still a dearth of multithreaded titles out there really taking advantage of the hex-core marvels AMD has recently launched, so you could be forgiven for sacrificing cores for cash.The lads and lasses at AMD obviously understand that too, since the company's bolstering its dual-core lineup with another Black Edition CPU, now hitting the 3.3GHz mark. We've already seen the Phenom II X2 550 and 555 chips, which managed 3.1GHz and 3.2GHz respectively.Quite why we need another CPU with such a small incremental increase is rather beyond us. Sure it's a Black Edition, with all the unlocked multiplier joy that entails, but then so was the 3.1GHz 550. Why push it further? There's practically zero difference in performance terms between the two low-end Black Edition Phenom IIs. That's not surprising, since there's also little difference between the two architectures.
AMD continues to haul in the megahertz for its Phenom II X2 range. The AMD Phenom II X2 560, a dual core model, takes over from the X2 555 with a clock increase of 100 MHz. This gives it a clock of 3.3 GHz, which is enough to see its performance increase by 5% in comparison to the 555. This allows it to overtake the Intel Pentium G6950, which also has two cores and is clocked at 2.8 GHz. For a more detailed analysis of the Phenom II X2 500 dual core series, we refer you to our detailed test of the AMD Phenom II X2 550. Lastly, don't forget that our performance index is available to give you an overall vision of the current offer.
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