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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • shikamaru31789
    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
    I could be wrong, but I don't think he was trolling. I laughed at his pun anyway. But I do agree it's good that they're releasing a new Budget CPU, even if it likely doesn't stand a chance again Intel's budget offering. But what AMD really needs to do is get the Athlon II X4 750K out.
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  • m32
    ^ It might be 'Old stock'.
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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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  • excella1221
    10435150 said:
    >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.
    I don't understand what's funny or even wrong. Intel still releases new lines of Pentium and Celeron, lol.
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  • master_chen
    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.
    Exactly my point, but AMD-kids will keep on raging and thumb me down for my previous comment just because they're totally inept and don't use brains before doing something.
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  • esrever
    master_chenExactly my point, but AMD-kids will keep on raging and thumb me down for my previous comment just because they're totally inept and don't use brains before doing something.Well if you make a point that makes you look like a 12 year old. You get what you deserve.
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