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AMD Athlon X2 7750+ Black Edition review

The budget CPU option for these cash strapped times

Our Verdict

A good budget CPU that still nips at the heels of its bigger brothers

Product features

  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)

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For

  • 2MB of L3 Cache
  • Unlocked multiplier

Against

  • Cannot clock past 3.1GHz

An AMD Black Edition processor for just £65? What devilry is this? Well, despite the arrival of the improved Phenom II, the lower end of the scale is where AMD still overwhelmingly operates.

An unlocked CPU multiplier for easy overclocking is a feature that only comes with Intel CPUs costing well above £500. The 7750's other item of interest is 2MB of shared L3 cache.

That's right, this chip is actually based on the first-generation 65nm Phenom architecture and therefore benefits from a few added extras included wider floating point execution.

Overall, a pretty nice dual-core CPU at the stock 2.7GHz operating frequency. The only slight let-down is its inability to clock beyond 3.1GHz.

Tech Specs

Product TypeProcessor
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Thermal Design Power95 W
Processor ManufacturerAMD
Product FamilyAthlon X2
L3 Cache2 MB
Clock Speed2.70 GHz
Processor SocketSocket AM2+ PGA-940
Brand NameAMD
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
64-bit ProcessingYes
L2 Cache2 MB
ManufacturerAdvanced Micro Devices, Inc
Product Model7750
Product NameAthlon X2 Dual-core 7750 2.7GHz Processor
Product LineAthlon X2
Manufacturer Part NumberAD775ZWCGHBOX
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.amd.com
Marketing Information

Increase your performance by up to 80% with the AMD Athlon Dual-Core processor. Work or play with multiple programs without any stalling or waiting. Dual-core technology is like having two processors, and two working together is better and faster than one working alone.

Packaged Quantity1
Process Technology65 nm
Package Contents
  • Athlon X2 Dual-core 7750 2.7GHz Processor
  • Heatsink/fan with thermal interface
  • Installation manual
  • AMD processor case sticker
  • Certificate of authenticity
Limited Warranty3 Year