But in the background, just above the sound of the air conditioning system forcing air through the vents, I can hear it: Dubbed the Athlon X2 BE, this chip has a confusing new alphanumeric amalgamation attached to its name, and what could be cooler than that? Now, on to our test results. What’s with that funky name? We probably won’t know how fully AMD will deploy this tactic until it announces more details about its naming scheme or introduces more products that use it. Is this a good cpu for gaming Reply. We have a full slate of performance results for the BE, but we’re going to move through them quickly, since the BE is a low-end, low-power processor with few true competitors.

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What’s with that funky name? The new scheme is intended to provide ahlon information about a processor at a glance and to confuse AMD’s enemies, bringing it victory on the field of battle.

AMD’s Athlon X2 BE-2350 processor

So all of this sounds pretty good so far, but you’re probably wondering: At the time of publication we couldn’t confirm AMD’s claims, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Granted that AMD won’t be making a tremendous amount of money by doing this, but the end a,d stands to benefit, especially those with Socket-AM2 motherboards looking for faster CPUs.


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Carefully selected as chips that can run at lower operating voltages and thus lower TDPs, these two processors are designed to be a more available version of the Energy Efficient Small Form Factor X2s that were introduced last year. Log in Don’t have an account?

be-350 Is this a good cpu for gaming Reply. The four numbers after that are divvied up into groups of one and three. Notable by its omission in the new naming scheme is the “64” after “Athlon. The series of letters and numbers after that moniker is not entirely random, either.

All is well, or so it would seem. On a more serio I’ll keep my performance commentary to a minimum. But as we’ve seen lately, you don’t need chart topping performance to bring excitement to the game.

These two 65nm processors run at 2. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Steam names the best-selling games of The BE is clocked at 1.

If reports out of Taiwan are to be believed, initial performance results from AMD’s Barcelona fail to impress and we’ve got at least a quarter before the race can even potentially get competitive. Dubbed the Athlon X2 BE, this chip has a confusing new alphanumeric amalgamation attached to its name, and what could be cooler than that? This setup may allow AMD to cozy up next to Pentiums and Core Duos with product numbers that suggest similar or better performance.


That may be part of what’s happening with the BE andwhose model numbers are just a tad higher than the recently introduced Pentium E and E dual-core CPUs. This change lines things up with future product names like “Phenom X4,” as well. Those hoping for nail biting, teeth clenching battles should apply elsewhere – the CPU war these days is a one horse race.

LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture. Thus the simpler “Athlon X2” series is born.

PassMark – AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core BE – Price performance comparison

Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! Well, apparently, not much at all. Now, on to our test results. No Interruptions Day Shortbread.

If not, your athlno, calloused heart may be warmed by the news that our BE sample also overclocks like a mofo. The old “true performance initiative” numbers attached to current Athlons and Semprons was getting to be more than a little threadbare in this age of multicore processors and new microarchitectures, so AMD finally decided to scrap it. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays.