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AMD Phenom II X2 560 BE Review

Processors with unlocked multipliers are sort of like the Holy Grail of overclocking. AMD’s Black Edition (BE) chips, similar to the Intel K series, offer this versatility to enthusiasts. Recently, AMD introduced several new processors and one of these is the Phenom II X2 560 BE. This is just a small increase in stock multiplier above the existing Phenom II X2 555 BE processor (16.5 vs. 16) and a small increase in price ($105 vs. $88), but the silicon should be stronger which should result in better overclocking and core unlocking. Read More

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Intel i5 655K Review

Every once in a while, something truly unexpected comes along. A piece of hardware you thought you’d never see in a million years. A sub-kilobuck CPU with an unlocked multiplier from Intel used to be one of those things, at least until the processors with a “K” in their model number showed up. Read More