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AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition Callisto Dual-Core 3.3 GHz Socket AM3 80W HDZ560WFGMBOX Desktop Processor

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  • 4000 MHz
  • 45nm Callisto 80W
  • 6MB L3 Cache
  • 2 x 512KB L2 Cache

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Enjoy unbeatable multi-core value and ultimate high definition entertainment with the AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition. AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture and 45nm technology has created a tuned processing pipeline that helps keep your system performing at the highest levels. HyperTransport technology provides up to 16.0GB/s bandwidth to reduce system bottlenecks and AMD Balanced Smart Cache ensures quick access times to highly used data.

Energy efficiency is important to AMD, allowing you to enjoy a cool, quiet PC while saving energy and reducing heat, noise and the effect of your computer on the environment. Energy efficiency innovations include Cool’n’Quiet and AMD CoolCore, which reduce power consumption by balancing the processor activity, letting you enjoy environmentally friendly, energy-efficient performance.

AMD Phenom II processors also offer support for Virtualization Technology. You can run virtual environments on one system with ease, allowing you to use legacy programs on a separate operating system. Add the convenience and power of multi-core processing and enjoy the benefits of energy efficiency with an AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition today!

  • newegg Black Edition Processor with Unlocked Multiplier With the power of two processor cores on a single chip, the AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition delivers smoother and faster computing performance, even when running complex software application with each core owning L2 cache and sharing 6MB L3 cache. Its multiplier is fully unlocked for easy overclocking.
  • newegg AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture AMD64 technology allows the AMD Phenom II X2 560 BE to run 32-bit applications at full speed while enabling a new generation of powerful 64-bit software applications. Moreover, all AMD Phenom II processors are built on AMD’s revolutionary Direct Connect Architecture, where processors are directly connected to one another. An I/O and memory subsystem is also directly connected to each processor, helping improve overall system performance and efficiency.
  • newegg Integrated Memory Controller The AMD Phenom II X2 560 BE features a high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated memory controller that directly connects the processor to memory for optimum performance, low latency, and high throughput.
  • newegg HyperTransport 3.0 Technology HyperTransport Technology (HT or HTT) is a high-speed, low latency, point-to-point link designed to increase communication speeds between integrated circuits in computers, servers, embedded systems, and networking and telecommunications equipment. With HT 3.0 technology the AMD Phenom II X2 560 BE dual-core processor enjoys 4000MHz system bus speeds.
  • newegg AMD Power Management Technologies CPU power management technologies including AMD PowerNow! 3.0 (Cool’n’Quiet), CoolCore, and Dual Dynamic Power Management result in proven, measurable benefits for businesses and consumers, including reduced power usage, lower energy costs, and greener PC operation.
  • newegg Enhanced Virus Protection All AMD processors equipped with AMD64 technology are Enhanced Virus Protection-enabled. Enhanced virus protection acts as a preventative measure causing viruses to be localized, short-lived, and non-contagious, eventually being flushed from system memory.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 4/27/2016 9:56:06 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHeck ya

Pros: Very great CPU, still works after 2 and a half years

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Good old classic CPU stable as can be

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  • Louis D.
  • 6/29/2015 8:27:42 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsway more than expected

Pros: Able to unlock 2 more cores with motherboard bios(don't expect this), overclocked to 3.7GHz quite easily, working for over a year

Cons: power consumption, heat

Other Thoughts: I got lucky and was able to unlock 2 extra cores and have had no problems with it. Got way more than expected and was able to play some great games because of my luck

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  • Scott L.
  • 7/11/2013 4:06:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Runs solid. All four cores are stable. Overclocks like a champ. For an AM3 below 95W chip, this is a good deal for the price.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: get an aftermarket cooler

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  • darrel k.
  • 3/21/2013 3:39:47 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAmd {Phenom II X2 560 Black Callisto 3.4 Socket AM3 8OW Dual -Core...

Pros: It Is Factory Clocked at a High 3.3Hz. *80 Watts Black Unlocked Edition. Works well with AM3 and am3+ Platforms. Alot and i mean ALOT of these can be UNLOCKED to a X4 Quad_Core Double Performance on the fly And Oh My These Creatures clock High with a Good after market CPU Cooler.They Are a Stea at this price to performance IMOP.

Cons: Its Out dated.Soon will be hard to find.

Other Thoughts: I have had this cpu for about 1 year I Game Period.I have this chip currently running at 4.0Ghz@ 1.450Volts everything else is stock except 560ti 2gbgpu.I play Battlefield3 High settings flawless smooth no lag.This chip is a wolf in Sheeps cloathing.There are newer cpu"s and they will perform much better But if you want a chip that is flexable and up to all tasks across the board this is the chip get em wile you can. My system Asrock 990FX extream3 mb , G-Kill i Mean G_Skill ddr3 1866 Sniper ram.Evga 560Ti 2Gb gpu oc"ed Antec Full size gamming case CoolMaster 212Evo ( which i would personally recommend for this Chip) Seagate sata hd and Corsair GS700Watt Psu.

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  • Frank S.
  • 2/23/2013 10:22:13 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat OCer

Pros: I have this Chip running at 4ghz. Never had a stability problem. Its at 1.5volts and has never had a issue. Running a large cooler to keep the temps down.

I think my board is limiting my overclock and requiring more voltage than I should need.

Cons: none. If you want to overclock, get a better cooler as usual.

Other Thoughts: I got this chip on the cheep when the FX chips came out. I can upgrade to an FX chip when they get cheeper (AM3 socket :) )

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  • John L.
  • 9/29/2012 10:36:54 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs2+ years and we're still going

Pros: Ran great in my system back in the day, still runs fine for my little brother's rig.

Runs fairly cool with the stock cooler.

Unlocked to 4 cores but wasn't all that stable, 3 cores were fine, but was getting a little toasty.

Cons: 4 cores not stable

Other Thoughts: Upgraded to it's older brother, the 955. Still, this is a great little chip, and if you're able to unlock the other 2 cores and it run stable, you've got a great deal.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/26/2012 2:56:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPreviously Used Item!!!

Pros: First off, this processor is a fantastic, great running, power house. My rating is all over the fact that the product contained after market components. This I did not realise until the CPUFanController on my MoBo went out. The problem was this was supposed to be a AMD CPU and fan. The fan wasnt AMD.

Lesson Learned: Make sure your products havent just been repacked from someone elses return. SHAME ON YOU NEWEGG!!!

Cons: NewEgg shipped me a RETAIL BOX CPU that had an after-market fan attached to it. This very well could have voided my warranty NewEgg!!! I know times are rough but lets keep it honest.

Other Thoughts: Apparently there seems to be a thought in NewEgg returns that if it doesnt look like its been opened then sale it as new. I have a processor that has the WRONG fan and heatsink becuase of this. I had to goto my local parts store in town to insure I wasnt voiding my warranty by purchasing THE CORRECT fan and heatsink.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/8/2012 9:29:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpholding the Phenom Legacy

Pros: The Phenom series of processors is arguably one of AMD's best products. I bought this processor because it was inexpensive, easy to overclock, and had two potentially unlockable cores. This CPU has more than lived up to my expectations. It's quite fast and it's balanced in a way AMD's new FX processors just aren't yet. Big kudos to AMD for supporting backwards compatible sockets (AM3+).

In terms of performance, I was lucky enough to be able to unlock this to a Phenom X4 B60 using my motherboard. This, of course, doubled my performance (dual-core to quad-core) and allowed this CPU to keep pace with another of my machines, a 1st generation Intel Core i5. I also managed to overclock this CPU to 3.6 Ghz. I could have easily gone higher, but I wanted voltage and power consumption to be reasonable.

In everyday use, there is no situation where this CPU hiccups. In the light gaming that I do, it also performs flawlessly.

Cons: The stock CPU cooler simply does not cut it. If you plan on overclocking or unlocking extra cores (and why not?), you must invest in an aftermarket cooler. I went for the inexpensive but very effective Cooler Master Hyper 212+, which lowered my temperatures greatly.

A note about voltage. The stock voltage for this chip was 1.45 V, which seemed a little high to me. Though the maximum allowable voltage is 1.55, anything more than 1.40 can kill an Intel Sandy Bridge using the 35nm process. I did a little research and found that newer revisions of Phenom chips brought the voltage down to 1.35 V. This, apparently, is not one of them. Voltage is a measure of a force which, over the life of the chip, slowly deteriorates the silicon. The higher the voltage, the shorter the lifespan of the chip. I managed to get the voltage down to 1.35 V without lowering the frequency. I worked upward from there. Of course, your chip will be slightly different, but I would suggest trying to lower the voltag

Other Thoughts: Let me start by saying that I am neither an AMD nor an Intel fanboy. I owned one other AMD computer and four Intels. Recently, I felt kind of bad for AMD and its battle against Chipzilla, so I decided to support them. I have always believed that Phenom II was a great performer at a great price. Now that AMD is moving further with its Bulldozer architecture, I think the Phenom CPUs will soon be extinct. A couple have already been marked EOL (end of life). If you're interested, grab one now. You won't be disappointed!

AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition Callisto (unlocked to X4 B60) @ 3.6 Ghz
AsRock 970 Extreme3
8 GB Pareema 1600 Mhz
160 GB Western Digital HDD
60 GB Corsair Force 3 SSD
Sapphire Radeon HD 6670
Windows 7 Home Premium

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5 out of 5 eggs3 years running

Pros: Unlocked to a quad 3 years ago, running at 3.8ghz on a corsair H50 cooler.

Cons: After the first year and a half running it unlocked it was overheating like crazy on the stock cooler, into the 70-80C range, had to buy a liquid cooler to keep temps under control. I'm not marking an egg off because these CPUs aren't meant to be ran that way anyhow. Still can max out any game at 1080p on this thing with my Radeon 6970

Other Thoughts: 3+ years is a long time for me not needing to upgrade a CPU and can probably push it another year or two. AMD made a great Chip.

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  • Daniel P.
  • 7/15/2012 5:53:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDefinitely worth it

Pros: All I can really say is that I'm extremely happy with this processor. It unlocks very easily with the ASrock board that I paired it with, and for a sub $200 price tag for the whole package I'm really happy.

Cons: This processor may not be compatible with certain motherboards, so go to the mobo website and verify it. I started with a Biostar N68s3+, and I had to RMA because the CPU isn't supported. The ASrock board I ended up with is a lot better anyway, so no big problems with that.

Other Thoughts: My low cost build:
Phenom II X2 560 (imagine that)
ASRock 760GM Gs3
G.skill DDR3 1333 10600 (2X2GB)
110 GB worth of HDD space (2 HDD's)
Sony Optiarc DVD R/W
Thermaltake TR2 450 PSU

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