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Unlocked Kuma listed for ?88


Athlon X2 6500 Black Edition

AMD seems
bent on rolling out its Kuma dual core, come hell or high water. We found yet another 65nm part listed on This time around it's unlocked, and it's not a Phenom, but rather an Athlon X2.

Considering AMD's less than stellar Phenom track record, it might not be a bad idea to keep pushing the Athlon brand just a bit more. Branded as the AMD Athlon X2 6500 Black Edition, this 65nm B3 stepping part has a 95W TDP, it's clocked at 2.3GHz and priced at €88. For comparison, the Windsor 6400 Black Edition runs at 3.2GHz and costs €115.

If you take a peak over the fence, €88 will buy you a 45nm Wolfdale E7200 clocked at 2.53GHz.

You can find the listing here.
Last modified on 01 September 2008
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