have posted up
of AMD's recently released AMD Athlon 64 5000+ X2 Processor. This is one of
the first processors based on the new AM2 socket that AMD are now going to be moving
forward with. Here is a small piece from the review:
AMD has been the king of 64-bit computing for
some time now and no matter what Intel has attempted to throw in front of them,
AMD have hurdled over it. With the release of the new AMD AM2 Motherboards and processors
AMD are now not only pushing the envelope on the 64-bit and Dual Core front, they
are reducing the amount of energy and power that the processors take up, thus producing
quieter and cooler PC's. The big question is, has the wait for the new AM2 processors
and motherboards been worth it? Do we see any benefit from using DDR2 memory compared
to the old DDR2 on the previous Socket 939 processors, read on and we'll find out.
This review will also concentrate on the future impact the processor will have when
used with Windows Vista, we'll be putting it through its paces on the newly released
beta 2 version of the upcoming Microsoft operating system.