AMD launches second "Black Edition" processor

Posted by Wolfgang Gruener

Sunnyvale (CA) – Following the Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition flagship processor, AMD has introduced a 5000+ mainstream version.

 

 



Compared to the regular 5000+ chip, the Black Edition comes with the same 2.6 GHz clock speed, 1 MB L2 cache and 65 watt power envelope, but includes a customizable clock multiplier that allows users to adjust the performance of the processor.   

The processor is aims to attract the eyeballs of mainstream end-users, according to AMD.

The added feature comes at a slight premium: The 5000+ Black Edition has a tray price of $136, while the regular version lists for $125. Actual retail pricing of the new Black Edition CPU processor should follow recent AMD processor pricing trends and should be near the tray price: The 6400+, with a tray price of $251, hit the market for an average of $272 in the week of August 21, but recently fell to an average of $249, according to Pricegrabber.com. The regular 5000+ processor currently sells for an average of $113.