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AMD Announces The Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition

AMD Announces The Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition

In addition to launching the new Radeon HD 4770 this morning, AMD is also taking the opportunity to announce a new value-priced desktop CPU, the Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition. The Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition should be available for about $69 when it hits store shelves today. It is a 2.8GHz, socket AM2+ processor manufactured using AMD's 65nm DSL SOI (silicon-on-insulator) process. The full specifications and a couple of postures are listed below...

AMD Athlon X2 7850 Processor Specifications:

Processor Core Frequency: 2.8GHz
X2 7850 Black Edition Tray OPN: OPN#  AD785ZWCJ2BGH
X2 7850 Black Edition PIB OPN: OPN#  AD785ZWCGHBOX
L1 Cache Sizes: 64K of L1 instruction and 64K of L1 data cache per core (512KB total L1 per processor)
L2 Cache Sizes: 512KB of L2 data cache per core (1MB total L2 per processor)
L3 Cache Size: 2MB (shared)
Total Cache (L2+L3): 3MB
Memory Controller Type: Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller
Memory Controller Speed: Up to 1.8GHz with Dual Dynamic Power Management
Types of Memory Supported: Support for unregistered DIMMs up to PC2 8500 (DDR2-1066MHz)
HyperTransport 3.0: One 16-bit/16-bit link @ up to 3.6GHz full duplex (1.8GHz x2)
Total Processor-to-system Bandwidth: Up to 28.5 GB/s bandwidth [Up to 17.1GB/s memory bandwidth (DDR2-1066) + 14.4GB/s (HT3)]
Packaging: Socket AM2+ 940-pin organic micro pin grid array (micro-PGA)
Fab location: GLOBALFOUNDARIES Fab 1 module 1 in Dresden, Germany (formerly AMD Fab 36)
Process Technology: 65-nanometer DSL SOI (silicon-on-insulator) technology
Approximate Transistor count:

~ 450 million (65nm)

Approximate Die Size: 285 mm2 (65nm)
Max Ambient Case Temp: 73o Celsius
Nominal Voltage: 1.2-1.25 Volts
Max TDP: 95 Watts

Because the Athlon X2 7850 is a Black Edition processor it gives users the ability to select memory controller, HyperTransport, and CPU core frequencies either through software, i.e. OverDrive, or through the motherboard's system BIOS. Should a fun chip for the overclockers on a budget out there.

Due to time constraints, we weren't able to run a full suite of tests on the Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition, but we will soon and will update you all ASAP. Stay tuned.

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Well the price is certainly fair.Cant wait to see what HH can squeeze out of this $6900 toy!

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69 bucks! Wow processors just on getting cheap. At least the AMD ones.

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So cheap but what's the difference between the 7750 other than the clock speed?

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This sounds like the old socket a AMD 2500+ equivalent.

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