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Old 2nd October 2008
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Originally Posted by chill View Post
The Athlon 6500 sound really promising
http://en.expreview.com/2008/09/23/a...ma-review.html

They are supposed to hit the market mid October??? And retail at about $110. What a deal
Well ... not exacly.

These DUAL core Phenom X2 (yes its branded as Athlon but it uses K10 core) uses 95W while QUAD core Phenom X4 uses 65W, not a very good TDP for a dual core CPU running at 2.3GHz.

Its assumed that AMD highered the default VCore to make it O/C easier, but I do not accept that anyway, it runs fine at 3.3GHz, but at 2.3GHz it should use 45W at most.
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