AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual-Core 2.6GHz Processor

2.6GHz - MPN: ADAFX60CDBOX
Product Details
Description
Immerse yourself in digital worlds. Play games at a level previously only reserved for the world of simulations. Create and manipulate digital media like a pro. Bring the next generation of digital media and games to life with the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor the first Windows compatible 64-bit PC processor designed specifically for PC enthusiasts.
Quick Glance
Processor Class AMD Athlon 64 FX
Processor Socket AMD Socket PGA-939
Number of Processor Cores Dual-core (2 Core)
normalized-Processor Speed 2600
Expert Reviews
AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 2.6GHz Socket 939
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 9, 2009

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User Reviews
Excellent Processor
5 Star Review   By member Anonymous - Apr 7, 2007   

Strengths: Very fast and powerful, Dual-core

Weakness: Stock heatsink and fan can be somewhat noisy

This is a completely awesome processor. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to put the best possible processor on their 939 board. This processor just makes any task you can think of that much easier to handle. The stock heatsink and fan can be somewhat noisy, but with the performance you get out of the CPU it's very easy to overlook that.

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AMD Athlon 64 FX-60
5 Star Review   By member EchelonOne - Jan 10, 2007   

Strengths: Fastest AMD socket 939 processor.

Weakness: None to date.

With the current prices as low as they are now for this processor, now is the time to make the upgrade if you have anything less. That is, unless you have a big wad of cash to go out and buy a new motherboard, processoer and ram etc. This is the fastest dual core processor that AMD will ever make for the socket 939, and they are no longer producing it, so if you have interrest, you better get it before there all sold out. This thing can run anything I've thrown at it to date with very high benchmarks and it still has room for more. Thanks to PriceGrabber for making searches a breeze. I will update this post in the future, but I had a real hard time even getting this post up here for some reason.

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FX-60 IS THE NEW BARGAIN BARNSTORMER OF THE YEAR!!!
5 Star Review   By member wadeduck58 - Jan 6, 2007   

Strengths: This Star Of The 2006 AMD Fleet is still to this day, the standard of which all dual-core processors benchmark themselves!!! Thank You AMD for your wonderful pricing cuts :-)

Weakness: The only con I can find is that it runs warm, but not extremely hot! You'll want to get away from AMDs stock cooling if you want to extract this beasts Full Performance....

Finally, after waiting about a year from its original release date, the FX-60 Dual-Core processor is now simply The Best Dual-Core Value Available, with the new 07 Bargain Pricing. This processor is simply amazing. Easily pushed to running @3.03GHz (liquid cooled) without any sign of instability. Very Highly overclockable... The Unlocked Multiplier has always been the Sweet Icing on the FX series cake! Who Dare Say OBSOLETE????? Think about it... This processor is far more powerful (Today, in 32bit/single thread world) than any average daily user would need, and is by no means close to obsolete! Now, with just a hint of future applications showing up in the market, using dual-core and 64 bit technology, how could this sweet processor be even close to ineffective. This FX-60 is like a Pumped Up Olympic Sprinter, simply waiting at the starting line and just itching for someone to pull the dual-core/64bit programming trigger.... Trust Me:-) You Haven't Seen Anything yet!!!!!!!

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The last of its kind.
5 Star Review   By member glanglitz - Dec 9, 2006   

Strengths: 939 Flagship. TOP performance upgrade at a fraction of the cost.

Weakness: None.

I have been eyeing this CPU since it was released. It was always out of reach until now. Newegg came through with a huge price drop from $1200. Still a lot when you consider the new high end Intel Core2 Duo CPUs are the same cost but outperform. However, this is AMD’s flagship and the last of the 939 kin and “the final” upgrade without going all the way. Comparatively you would need to spend at least $800 on the mid to high end Intel CPU, mobo, and DDR2. At the time of this writing, any budget upgrade to AM2 or Intel yields no great performance boost. So in any case, this makes for a great upgrade at a fraction of the cost. As far as overclocking goes, I have this stable at 2.8 GHz but have not pushed any limits either. Some have reviewed the processor suggesting the FX57, but without consideration of the ONLY dual core for the socket 939. She is truly the flagship and the last of her kind.

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AMD FX60
5 Star Review   By member ThunderFire - Oct 26, 2006   

Strengths: Super Fast, no bottlenecking. In my 7900 Sli System I get a 3DMark06 of 8500! without overclocking!

Weakness: Unable to support DDR2

I will still be using my nForce 4 board and my FX60 for the foreseeable future. Even though it doesn't support DDR2 memory. My current system beats many of the latest DDR2 and Nforce5 syatems. This is simply the best processor AMD have released. Thank you AMD.

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AMD 64 FX -60 Screamer
5 Star Review   By member beowulf53 - Oct 23, 2006   

Strengths: speed speed speed, auto cad runs faster and smoother than any pentium dual core I have. Also the heat issue is no longer there and no annoying loud fans trying to keep things from boiling over.

Weakness: none found flawless function

this is my first AMD processor and certainly not my last. Much faster than the compareable Pentiums I have and it was much less money and much less fuss to set up. Graphics are superb and the heat issues are gone under heavy loads. Two months into the use now and there has been not one problem, not even a minor issue with it. It multi tasks with auto cad running, music, antivirus, and anti spyware running at same time. All my games have just been put into overdrive with cleaner and faster function. Worth the money??? Hell yes...

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Awsome
5 Star Review   By member Bugzysegal - Aug 11, 2006   

Strengths: Power

Weakness: Maybe a little pricey but well worth it.

I am very happy. I can play F.E.A.R, dowload something and burn a cd all at the same time. Awsome!I works great with my 7900 GTX Extream Video card and crosair memory....

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AMD FX-60
5 Star Review   By member tranle - May 7, 2006   

Strengths: Fast dual core CPU, low power consumption (relative to Intel comparable cpu)

Weakness: Expensive, no support for DDR2.

This is one of the fastest cpu you can get, but you need a big power supply. It is also very expensive. It is very fast but I still don't know after 2 month of usage if it is really worth twice more than the other half its price. Features I liked: - fast cpu. - amd's cool n quiet: allow the cpu to slow down to 1.2GHz and use less power.

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hot to trot
5 Star Review   By member BURCH41 - Apr 14, 2006   

Strengths: all i want for now

Weakness: none what so ever

this cpu takes the cake.multasking is nothing for this baby.half life 2.played it for two hour's without a blink.amd did there job on this creature.im ancious to see what they come out with next if it's faster than this baby witch it probably will be without a doubt.then it will be hothot to trot.if you can keep up with it.get this processor and find out for yourself.

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SUPER SPEED!!!!!!!!!!!! ++++ DUAL CORE!!!
5 Star Review   By member skywalker96019 - Apr 12, 2006   

Strengths: DUAL CORE

Weakness: NONE!! if u r rich

this amd fx60 is a dual core monster. it is super fast. Make sure you get a good power supply to run this monster. but i really hope they bring down the price a little bit. cause it's too expensive. I am waiting for AMD2 to come out this year. DDR2 will run great with it

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Product Details
Description
Immerse yourself in digital worlds. Play games at a level previously only reserved for the world of simulations. Create and manipulate digital media like a pro. Bring the next generation of digital media and games to life with the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor the first Windows compatible 64-bit PC processor designed specifically for PC enthusiasts.
Quick Glance
Processor Class AMD Athlon 64 FX
Processor Socket AMD Socket PGA-939
Number of Processor Cores Dual-core (2 Core)
normalized-Processor Speed 2600
Summary
Product Title AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual-Core 2.6GHz Processor
Manufacturer AMD
Power Score 4.5 | 14 Reviews
Processor Speed + Class
Bus Speed: 2000 MHz
Processor Speed: 2.60 GHz
Physical + Memory Specifications
L1 Cache Size: 256 KB
L2 Cache Size: 2 MB
Warranty
Warranty Information: 3 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Thermal Specification: 149F (65C)
HyperTransport Speed: 2000 MHz
SKU: DADAFX60CDBOX
Description: Athlon 64 FX-60 Processor Socket 939 Retail
Included Fan Type: ATX
Processor Technology: HyperTransport Technology
Thermal Design Power: 110 W
AMD Model: FX-60
Frequency Band: Stepping: E6 Integrated Northbridge Integrated Memory Controller Enhanced Virus Protection
Process Technology: 90 nm
Expert Reviews
AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 2.6GHz Socket 939
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 9, 2009

TestSeek.com has collected 36 expert reviews for AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 2.6GHz Socket 939 and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use TestSeek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Excellent Processor
5 Star Review   By member Anonymous - Apr 7, 2007   

Strengths: Very fast and powerful, Dual-core

Weakness: Stock heatsink and fan can be somewhat noisy

This is a completely awesome processor. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to put the best possible processor on their 939 board. This processor just makes any task you can think of that much easier to handle. The stock heatsink and fan can be somewhat noisy, but with the performance you get out of the CPU it's very easy to overlook that.

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AMD Athlon 64 FX-60
5 Star Review   By member EchelonOne - Jan 10, 2007   

Strengths: Fastest AMD socket 939 processor.

Weakness: None to date.

With the current prices as low as they are now for this processor, now is the time to make the upgrade if you have anything less. That is, unless you have a big wad of cash to go out and buy a new motherboard, processoer and ram etc. This is the fastest dual core processor that AMD will ever make for the socket 939, and they are no longer producing it, so if you have interrest, you better get it before there all sold out. This thing can run anything I've thrown at it to date with very high benchmarks and it still has room for more. Thanks to PriceGrabber for making searches a breeze. I will update this post in the future, but I had a real hard time even getting this post up here for some reason.

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FX-60 IS THE NEW BARGAIN BARNSTORMER OF THE YEAR!!!
5 Star Review   By member wadeduck58 - Jan 6, 2007   

Strengths: This Star Of The 2006 AMD Fleet is still to this day, the standard of which all dual-core processors benchmark themselves!!! Thank You AMD for your wonderful pricing cuts :-)

Weakness: The only con I can find is that it runs warm, but not extremely hot! You'll want to get away from AMDs stock cooling if you want to extract this beasts Full Performance....

Finally, after waiting about a year from its original release date, the FX-60 Dual-Core processor is now simply The Best Dual-Core Value Available, with the new 07 Bargain Pricing. This processor is simply amazing. Easily pushed to running @3.03GHz (liquid cooled) without any sign of instability. Very Highly overclockable... The Unlocked Multiplier has always been the Sweet Icing on the FX series cake! Who Dare Say OBSOLETE????? Think about it... This processor is far more powerful (Today, in 32bit/single thread world) than any average daily user would need, and is by no means close to obsolete! Now, with just a hint of future applications showing up in the market, using dual-core and 64 bit technology, how could this sweet processor be even close to ineffective. This FX-60 is like a Pumped Up Olympic Sprinter, simply waiting at the starting line and just itching for someone to pull the dual-core/64bit programming trigger.... Trust Me:-) You Haven't Seen Anything yet!!!!!!!

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The last of its kind.
5 Star Review   By member glanglitz - Dec 9, 2006   

Strengths: 939 Flagship. TOP performance upgrade at a fraction of the cost.

Weakness: None.

I have been eyeing this CPU since it was released. It was always out of reach until now. Newegg came through with a huge price drop from $1200. Still a lot when you consider the new high end Intel Core2 Duo CPUs are the same cost but outperform. However, this is AMD’s flagship and the last of the 939 kin and “the final” upgrade without going all the way. Comparatively you would need to spend at least $800 on the mid to high end Intel CPU, mobo, and DDR2. At the time of this writing, any budget upgrade to AM2 or Intel yields no great performance boost. So in any case, this makes for a great upgrade at a fraction of the cost. As far as overclocking goes, I have this stable at 2.8 GHz but have not pushed any limits either. Some have reviewed the processor suggesting the FX57, but without consideration of the ONLY dual core for the socket 939. She is truly the flagship and the last of her kind.

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AMD FX60
5 Star Review   By member ThunderFire - Oct 26, 2006   

Strengths: Super Fast, no bottlenecking. In my 7900 Sli System I get a 3DMark06 of 8500! without overclocking!

Weakness: Unable to support DDR2

I will still be using my nForce 4 board and my FX60 for the foreseeable future. Even though it doesn't support DDR2 memory. My current system beats many of the latest DDR2 and Nforce5 syatems. This is simply the best processor AMD have released. Thank you AMD.

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AMD 64 FX -60 Screamer
5 Star Review   By member beowulf53 - Oct 23, 2006   

Strengths: speed speed speed, auto cad runs faster and smoother than any pentium dual core I have. Also the heat issue is no longer there and no annoying loud fans trying to keep things from boiling over.

Weakness: none found flawless function

this is my first AMD processor and certainly not my last. Much faster than the compareable Pentiums I have and it was much less money and much less fuss to set up. Graphics are superb and the heat issues are gone under heavy loads. Two months into the use now and there has been not one problem, not even a minor issue with it. It multi tasks with auto cad running, music, antivirus, and anti spyware running at same time. All my games have just been put into overdrive with cleaner and faster function. Worth the money??? Hell yes...

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Awsome
5 Star Review   By member Bugzysegal - Aug 11, 2006   

Strengths: Power

Weakness: Maybe a little pricey but well worth it.

I am very happy. I can play F.E.A.R, dowload something and burn a cd all at the same time. Awsome!I works great with my 7900 GTX Extream Video card and crosair memory....

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AMD FX-60
5 Star Review   By member tranle - May 7, 2006   

Strengths: Fast dual core CPU, low power consumption (relative to Intel comparable cpu)

Weakness: Expensive, no support for DDR2.

This is one of the fastest cpu you can get, but you need a big power supply. It is also very expensive. It is very fast but I still don't know after 2 month of usage if it is really worth twice more than the other half its price. Features I liked: - fast cpu. - amd's cool n quiet: allow the cpu to slow down to 1.2GHz and use less power.

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hot to trot
5 Star Review   By member BURCH41 - Apr 14, 2006   

Strengths: all i want for now

Weakness: none what so ever

this cpu takes the cake.multasking is nothing for this baby.half life 2.played it for two hour's without a blink.amd did there job on this creature.im ancious to see what they come out with next if it's faster than this baby witch it probably will be without a doubt.then it will be hothot to trot.if you can keep up with it.get this processor and find out for yourself.

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SUPER SPEED!!!!!!!!!!!! ++++ DUAL CORE!!!
5 Star Review   By member skywalker96019 - Apr 12, 2006   

Strengths: DUAL CORE

Weakness: NONE!! if u r rich

this amd fx60 is a dual core monster. it is super fast. Make sure you get a good power supply to run this monster. but i really hope they bring down the price a little bit. cause it's too expensive. I am waiting for AMD2 to come out this year. DDR2 will run great with it

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AMD FX-60
5 Star Review   By member roberto1 - Mar 31, 2006   

Strengths: the last and greatest socket 939 processor

Weakness: price

This will be last,priciest and greatest Athlon FX socket 939 processor from AMD. According to reviews, these dual core processors outperform Intel counterparts. My PC was built all from high-end components which include this FX-60 processor and I am not disappointed.

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nice
5 Star Review   By member drummer3000 - Mar 29, 2006   

Strengths: faster for less

Weakness: no ddr2 support

This is very fast and mutitasks with ease. according to my research that i did before i bought it is that amd is a faster processor for less money. i cant compain at all. the only thing that my have some impact is that it does not have ddr2 support.

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The Last Great Socket 939 FX Processor
5 Star Review   By member jayhall0315 - Jan 15, 2006   

Strengths: Unlocked Multiplier, Integrated Memory Controller, Overclocks to 2.9 Ghz on air (3.0 on water), Low heat output for its power level, watch porn and run antivirus at the same time (just kidding)

Weakness: Now surpassed by Intel's Core 2 Duo chips, does not give backrubs or bring you cold beers in the evening

I have discontinued this review because as any tech geek knows, times change and better products are manufactured. If you are currently in need of a high end processor then take a look at the Intel Core 2 Duo series. Intel has come back from the edge and has now bested any of AMD's latest offerings. (My review from here was written in March of 2006) When I first got into building power computers for my graduate research a few years back, I said, "Amd, smay-m-d". Nothing was better than a Pentium. Then I noticed the fans in my box making a hell of a whirling sound. Even later, I noticed my BIOS reporting 77 degrees C for the CPU ! (WTF !!!) To cap it off, I saw my friend's AMD box run games like Doom 3 almost TWICE as fast. OK, I said, so lets see what all this FX and X2 Dual Core crap is about. Long story short, a year on and one X2 4800 and now the FX-60 and I am converted. Want to run FarCry (which rocks), FEAR or Oblivion at 1600x1200 at 70 FPS while checking for viruses - yep, check. Want to transcode video to DivX while also watching streaming iFilm movies - yep, check. Want to run Matlab neural network simulations while editing high res photos - no problem. The FX-60 blows away the competition (lesser AMD models and everything Intel). The FX-60 takes Intel's new top Extreme Edition 965 Presler (3.73 GHz) and steals its lunch money, pulls a wedgie up over its head, slaps it silly and then exits with the hot slutty cheerleader. The 965 Presler is finally able to pull even with the FX-60 when it is overclocked to about 4.26 Ghz (versus 2.6 GHz for the FX60) in many office benchmarks but still cannot match the FX-60 in gaming. The FX-60 also runs full bore at only 42 degrees celcius (at 2.6 Ghz) versus the Presler's roughly 78 to 89 C at 3.73 GHz. Basically you do not need to run your case fans at jet turbine speeds to have a nice experience with the FX-60. The competition between AMD and Intel is cyclical, and maybe Intel can get back up after its most recent KO (this is likely to happen in the third quarter of 2006 when the Conroe architecture is implemented, more about this below) but right now, they are taking an across the board beating from the FX and X2 dual core lineup. How is this possible? Well, you have two cores that have true intercore communication (they do not use the FSB as Intel dual cores do). The X2 lineup then make s great use of its integrated memory controller to communicate directly with your system RAM (no Northbrige stopover like Intel). You also have the two separate L2 (one MB each) caches as well. Furthermore, without going into engineer babble, the microarchitecture is just plain better. And overclocking you ask? - it will reach 2.9 gigs on air and hits 3.05 GHz on my watercooled setup (so more than two FX-57s for 50 percent of their combined price and the temperature is still 48 C). Even better, with the FX-60, the multiplier is unlocked so you can overclock this CPU without raising the FSB (which for laymen means that you can overclock pretty high even with crappy memory). So, to the average Joe, you have two butt kicking cores working in tandem (instead of waiting for one another as in Intel) like reciprocating pistons. Imagine transcoding your favorite DVD movie while attacking the Germans on the Normandy beaches in a game, while the fans in your case hum along quietly, the CPU temperature holds steady at 44 degrees and your significant other asks how you have been able to get so much done in the last few days - thats the power of the FX-60 (and the entire X2 lineup). Is it cheap - nope, but you get what you pay for. In June of 2005 when AMD introduced Dual Core, very little software was coded for multi-core. Now, in April 06, we have ATI and Nvidia graphics drivers that are starting to change, FEAR, Quake 4, FarCry, Matlab, Mathematica, soon Vista (Longhorn), and the list will continue to grow each month. So the question is should you buy it, even if you have the moolah? Well, the short answer for this five star processor is suprisingly, "No". If early benchmarks are any indication (and they may not be), Intel's upcoming Conroe architecture will likely surpass the next generation AMD socket AM2 cpus by some small percent come Sept 06. So why blow a grand now, when AMD is changing their socket and Intel's Conroe is right around the corner. The FX-60 is socket 939, and this will be supported by AMD until mid 2007, so not bad. However, by May 15th, 2006 we should see the new Socket M2 motherboards (which are not socket 939 compatible and will use DDR2 memory). The much better buy if you cannot wait, is the AMD X2 3800+ cpu. It is much cheaper ($275 now), dual core, reaches 2.5 Ghz overclocks on air, and is also socket 939. I also suggest looking into the Socket 939 Dual Core Opterons. Folks are reporting very high overclocks from the 165 model ($290) and the Opterons are built very tough because they have to handle server and workstation loads (and they still use

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