It has been a hot and wild speculation of what AMD meant by this:
Dare to feel your heart pound, your pulse race, and your breath catch in your throat? To open yourself up for a jolt of sheer adrenaline that just might eat you alive? To bring home a beast that’s leaping and snarling on the end of its leash? Like Mother Nature, AMD has a dark side — and on September 25, 2007 it will be revealed to the world. So what it really comes down to is...
Yesterday AMD unveiled the curtain of mystery with the introduction of the AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition processor.
It lets you take control of processor performance, and do it all on your own terms. The AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Black Edition processor 5000+ is a jolt of adrenaline for your PC. High-performance and dual-core, it delivers tunable performance with an all-too-tempting dark side.
A customizable clock multiplier helps you tackle multiple demanding applications like never before. Tunable performance means you can be as bold as you dare. The more-than-doable price means you can smash barriers, without breaking the bank.
Processors available soon at favorite online participant. Until then, get free downloads of special graphics, including chassis cling, stickers, tattoos, and more. In the meantime, customize your gear with Black Edition artwork (JPG poster).
AMDZone has learned that this processor will fit into the 65 Watt envelope and will cost $136. And here is the review from AMDZone.
HardSpell managed to overclock it until 3.5GHz.
Penstar Sys has reviewed the Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition.