65nm Athlon 64 X2 tested, overclocked
new Athlon 64 X2 processors based on 65nm process technology almost ten days ago, but so far the chips are nowhere to be seen on either Newegg or our price search engine
. However, that hasn't stopped a member of the XtremeSystems forums known as Nedjo from getting his hands
on one of the chips and testing it. The processor in question is a 65nm Athlon 64 X2 5000+ with a stock speed of 2.6GHz, 512KB of L2 cache, and stock voltage of 1.232V. Naturally, Nedjo tried to overclock the chip, and he reached a cool 3.1GHz with the voltage at 1.384V (but set to 1.5V in the system's BIOS.) Considering how new AMD's 65nm process is, these early results certainly bode well for the company's future chips. Thanks to TR gerbil Flip-mode for the tip.