When Josh looked at AMDs new CPUs, he emphasized the value they offer.  They aren’t the fastest, but new silicon that is under $100 is great news.  PC Stats took a different take, examining the highest end of the new releases, namely the AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition.  It is the fastest going @ 3.2GHz and since it is a Black Edition CPU you can expect that the unlocked multiplier is going to be used.  Drop by and see how it did in their testbed.

“AMD is kicking off 2010 by introducing new low-power versions of some its most popular processors and bumping up the speed of a select few Phenom II and Athlon II CPUs. Today PCSTATS is looking at the 3.2GHz AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition processor, which amongst other things has the distinction of being AMD’s fastest socket AM3 dual-core processor ever.”

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