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AMD Athlon X2 BE-2350 Processor Review

Author: Ryan Shrout
Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD

Test Setup and Benchmarks

Finding the right product to test against the new AMD BE-2350 processor turned out to be a bit of a problem as Intel really has no options at this price level. The lowest cost Core 2 processor will you nearly double what the BE-2350 costs so comparisons between the two would obviously be heavily in Intel’s favor.  However, I still wanted to be able to compare the processor to SOMETHING so I included the numbers from our recent AMD 690G review that used the Athlon X2 5200+ CPU

In fact, that was the same platform that the BE-2350 was tested on as well: the AMD 690G motherboards make a great SFF or HTPC option as they are low power motherboards and offer integrated video as well. 

AMD Athlon X2 BE-2350 Test System Setup


AMD Athlon X2 BE-2350
AMD Athlon X2 5200+


Asus M2A-VM RS690 Motherboard


Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4

Hard Drive

Western Digital Raptor 150 GB - Review

Sound Card

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value

Video Card

Integrated Video Where Indicated

Video Drivers


DirectX Version

DX 9.0c / 10

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit


  • SiSoft Sandra XI

  • Windows Media Encoder 9 x64


  • WinRAR 3.80 beta7

  • 3DMark06 

  • PCMark05

  • CineBench 9.5 64-bit

The benchmarks we used here are only a short list of our entire suite of tests – the BE-2350 isn’t going to be breaking any speed records but we did want to at least show the general performance characteristics.