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A Detailed Look At The Black Edition

AMD's Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition

The Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition is manufactured on a 65 nm process using the new G2 stepping, and runs at a stock speed of 2.6 GHz. Each of the two cores contains 512 kB of L2 cache.

The current version of CPU-Z does not recognize the Black Edition by name, only by model number and frequency. When it runs at its default frequency of 2.6 GHz, the CPU uses a memory divider of 7, which results in a memory speed of DDR2-743.

The following table points out the differences between the two "Black Edition" processors.

Comparison of the Black Editions
Name 6400+, 5000+
Frequency 3.20 GHz, 2.60 GHz
Cache 2x 1 MB, 2x 512 kB|
Process 90 nm, 65 nm
Stepping F3, G2
TDP 125 W, 65 W
Multiplier up to 16x, unlocked

Everest recognizes the CPU correctly, identifying the G2 stepping as well as the open multiplier.

Everest recognizes the G2 stepping.

The BIOS offers multiplier settings all the way up to 25x.
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