A systematic study of bimetallic Au(n)M(2) (n = 1-6, M = Ni, Pd, and Pt) clusters is performed by using density functional theory at the B3LYP level. The geometric structures, relative stabilities, HOMO-LUMO gaps, natural charges and electronic magnetic moments of these clusters are investigated, and compared with pure gold clusters. The results indicate that the properties of Au(n)M(2) clusters for n = 1-3 diverge more from pure gold clusters, while those for n = 4-6 show good agreement with Au(n) clusters. The dissociation energies, the second-order difference of energies, and HOMO-LUMO energy gaps, exhibiting an odd-even alternation, indicate that the Au(4)M(2) clusters are the most stable structures for Au(n)M(2) (n = 1-6, M = Ni, Pd, and Pt) clusters. Moreover, we predict that the average atomic binding energies of these clusters should tend to a limit in the range 1.56-2.00 eV.