AMD Phenom II X2 Black 560 

Released September, 2010
  • 3.3 GHz
  • Dual core
  • Unlocked
5.1 Out of 10

Despite the new stepping, there's no change in the power rating of 80W and we could garner no extra overclocking performance out of it either.
by Tech Radar (Oct, 2010)
Both CPUs would happily hit 4GHz on air, but try as we might we couldn't get a stable clock any higher than that.
by Tech Radar (Oct, 2010)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD Phenom II X2 Black 560 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Phenom II X2 Black 560
4.4
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Phenom II X2 Black 560
5.4
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Phenom II X2 Black 560
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Phenom II X2 Black 560
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Phenom II X2 Black 560
5.8
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Phenom II X2 Black 560
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Phenom II X2 Black 560
5.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Phenom II X2 Black 560

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II X2 Black 560
3,143

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II X2 Black 560
1,724

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II X2 Black 560
133,400 MB/s
Phenom II X4 965
137,800 MB/s
Phenom II X4 955
129,850 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II X2 Black 560
3,006

GeekBench

Phenom II X2 Black 560
4,128

Cinebench R11.5

Phenom II X2 Black 560
1.95

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Phenom II X2 Black 560
2,178

PassMark (Single Core)

Phenom II X2 Black 560
1,147

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD Phenom II X2 Black 560


5.0
For some decent multithreaded application performance, or video tweakery, then the quad is always going to prove a boon over the more remedial dualies.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

As a result of its labours, AMD certainly has a lot of flavours of processor on the market these days, but as a gamer on a budget do you really need anything with more than two cores yet?
by Tech Radar (Oct, 2010)
The lads and lasses at AMD obviously understand that too, since the company's bolstering its dual-core lineup with another Black Edition CPU, now hitting the 3.3GHz mark.
by Tech Radar (Oct, 2010)
The same happened here with our 560 sample – it just wouldn't boot with any extra cores unlocked.
by Tech Radar (Oct, 2010)

Socket

You can also drop more on the motherboard with a view to upgrading your CPU if and when you can afford it thanks to AMD's single-socket platform.
by Tech Radar (Oct, 2010)
Sure it's a Black Edition, with all the unlocked multiplier joy that entails, but then so was the 3.1GHz 550.
by Tech Radar (Oct, 2010)

Multicore

There's still a dearth of multithreaded titles out there really taking advantage of the hex-core marvels AMD has recently launched, so you could be forgiven for sacrificing cores for cash.
by Tech Radar (Oct, 2010)
Then there's the looming spectre of AMD's core unlocking feature, although that increasingly is looking redundant in the latest chip samples we've had a play with.
by Tech Radar (Oct, 2010)

Performance

They also give you rather stellar overclocking performance too.
by Tech Radar (Oct, 2010)

Price

The budget end of the AMD processor spectrum is a tricky one to negotiate – there are a host of CPUs on offer for incredibly low prices.
by Tech Radar (Oct, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type AM3
Is unlocked Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. SSE4a
  2. 3DNow!
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE
  5. MMX
  6. SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 80W
Annual home energy cost 41.17 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 114.41 $/year
Performance per watt 1.16 pt/W
Idle power consumption 69.6W
Peak power consumption 130.6W
Typical power consumption 115.35W

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 2 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB
L3 cache per core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm
Max CPUs 1
Voltage range 0.88 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.18 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.18 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz
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