|This boxed, dual-core AMD Athlon X2 2.6 GHz processor is built on K8 microarchitecture and a Brisbane core and features AMD efficiency technology to deliver energy-efficient performance in tandem with powerful multitasking processing. This AMD Athlon X2 2.6 GHz processor uses the AMD Stop Grant state, Cool ‘n’ Quiet technology, and a Halt state to ensure that this energy efficient processor maintains low operational power that will not drive up its associated systems energy usage or voltage. This energy efficiency does not mean that this AMD Athlon 5050e processor sacrifices performance. In fact, this AMD Athlon X2 2.6 GHz processor delivers 1 TB of memory along with two 512 kB exclusive 16-way associative Level 2 cache, making it a high capacity processor in addition to its green features. AMD 64 technology and Enhanced Virus Protection complete the picture, making the AMD Athlon 5050e processor an energy efficient processor that can work with multiple applications (16-bit, 32-bit, and 64-bit) and function safely in an online, multimedia environment.|
|Processor Model||Athlon X2 5050e|
|Clock Speed||2.6 GHz|
|CPU Socket Type||Socket AM2, Socket AM2+|
|Level 1 Size||128 KB|
|Installed Size||L2 1 MB ( 2 x 512 KB )|
|Expansion / Connectivity|
|Compatible Slots||1 x processor - Socket AM2+|
|Bus Speed||FSB Speed - 1000 MHz|
|Manufacturing Process||65 nm|
|Architecture Features||3DNow! instructions set, HyperTransport technology, AMD64 technology, integrated memory controller, Enhanced Virus Protection, AMD Cool'n'Quiet Technology|
|Package Type||AMD Processor in a Box (PIB)|
Average review score based on 6 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I was looking to upgrade my "Walmart Special" eMachines, and unfortunately you have to be really careful of the wattage when upgrading your graphics card and processor, unless you're also looking to replace the motherboard and power supply. So with a very small budget and quite a number of hours logged researching my options, I managed to score not only a nice graphics card (Radeon HD 5570) but also this processor.
As far as value goes, I could have certainly got more powerful hardware for the same or less money. However, when you're trying to upgrade a low-power computer and all that it's compatible with is hardware that has long since been discontinued, you have to make due with what you can get.
That said, the X2 5050e is probably the most powerful dual-core 64-bit Athlon that you can get at 45W. Therefore, if you're in a situation like me, this is probably your best bet. If you can swing 65W, you might look into the 5600 "Brisbane". In fact, I was originally looking at a 65W but decided to play it safe considering I would be left unable to return it and get a refund if it didn't work on my machine.
It goes without saying, but a dual-core is a HUGE leap up from a single core. If all you have is a single core processor, this will be one of the biggest upgrades you can make.
I'm running the processor with a stock heatsink/fan, and I only bought a tube of Arctic Silver. When pushing the processor to it's absolute limit, it's never gone over 60C.
In closing, if you're looking for an upgrade for a low-end off-the-shelf PC and have compatibility, performance, and cost in mind, you can't go wrong with the 5050e.
One of the best dual core processors for a laptop! It performs very quickly and is a very reasonable price. I'd recommend this processor for anybody with a laptop.
Bought this to upgrade an emachines EL1300G. Updated Bios & installed CPU. Also upgraded to 4G of memory. Computer runs XP quite fast now. Should handle Windows 7 with no problem.
I bought this to upgrade the processor in my laptop. The larger processor did not change my battery life and made my laptop over twice as fast. Cooling did not need to be increased and temperatures remain low.
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