AMD Releases Value-Oriented Athlon II X2 280

AMD's older series of Athlon IIs aren't going out a service yet with the release of the "new" Regor Chip with a large lithographic size of 45 nm. The CPU is built for the AM3 socket and therefore also compatible with the AM2, AM2+, AM3 and AM3+. 

The CPU is based on AMD's K10.5 architecture, and the chip's cores run at an impressive 3.6 GHz, accompanied by 1MB of L2 cache per core. The integrated memory controller supports both dual channel DDR2 and DDR3. The TDP is rated at just 65W which bodes well for economic use.

Pricing is set at an MSRP of just $49.99

 

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  • de5_Roy
    call it regor mortis
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  • merikafyeah
    $50? I'd rather spend a little more and get a much better processor. There are often great deals on superior Phenom II X4s and X6s.

    Like this Phenom II X4 965 for $75 (as of 02-11-2013) :
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2372719
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  • A Bad Day
    master_chen>Athlon II X2>2013LOL! That's not even funny, guys!I'd understand if that was some Phenoms, but Athlon?....AMD...seriously....wtf are you doin'? You're making entire world laugh and poke fingers at you.


    It's called getting rid of old inventory (it even supports DDr2!). Better to sell it for a bargain price than to toss it into the dumpster.
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  • de5_Roy
    call it regor mortis
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  • DarkSable
    ^Aside from your bad grammar, your trolling is atrocious. This is actually a very smart move on AMD's part, as this should help counter the Pentium as the budget CPU of choice.

    It's pretty impressive for being only $50
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  • master_chen
    >Athlon II X2
    >2013
    LOL! That's not even funny, guys!
    I'd understand if that was some Phenoms, but Athlon?....AMD...seriously....wtf are you doin'? You're making entire world laugh and poke fingers at you.
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