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AMD Phenom X4 9850 Processor Review - B3 Stepping

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:51 am

AMD Phenom X4 9850 Processor Review - B3 Stepping

When the AMD Phenom series of processors launched back on November 19th, 2007 no one could have expected just how rough things were about to get for AMD. AMD has fixed the problems with a new B3 stepping of Phenom. All of the new Phenom B3 steppings will be named with the nomenclature of what AMD is calling the '50 series' of processors. The four new AMD Phenom X4 processors that AMD is announcing today are the 9550 (2.2GHz), 9650 (2.3GHz), 9750 (2.4GHz) and 9850 Black Edition (2.5GHz).

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Legit Bottom Line: AMD fixes the Phenom X4 processor with the release of the 50-series, but launches the Phenom X3 processor series with B2 steppings that have the same issuses as the old Phenoms. Strange huh?


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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9850 Processor Review - B3 Stepping

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:06 am

Gaming performance unchanged from the B2 stepping?

Interesting that AMD now will have a Quad core that is almost able to compete with the Q6600 at just under $100 less. Will sway quite a few potential buyers I should imagine.

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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9850 Processor Review - B3 Stepping

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Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:49 am

Aww, thanks Nate.

Did you have the results and not include them, or have to benchmark them all just for me?

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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9850 Processor Review - B3 Stepping

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:03 am

had the intel numbers... just had to retest the 9600 and 9850, which was just a game install and a CPU swap! What else would I do at 6am besides run benchmarks for you ;)
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Postby martini161 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:21 am

work on another review? hmm, i cant figure out what amd did to these chips to make them such bad overclockers :-k you have to put 1.6 volts thought them just to get to 3ghz, but the q6600 can do 3 ghz easy at stock volts, even though its not a native quad core and is built on the same 65nm proces.
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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9850 Processor Review - B3 Stepping

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:43 am

martini161 wrote:work on another review?


What you mean?
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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9850 Processor Review - B3 Stepping

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:34 am

Apoptosis wrote:had the intel numbers... just had to retest the 9600 and 9850, which was just a game install and a CPU swap! What else would I do at 6am besides run benchmarks for you ;)
Damn right you best drop everything (even sleep) and answer my questions :finga:

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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9850 Processor Review - B3 Stepping

Postby bubba » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:35 am

Think he meant that instead of running the game benches you could have started on the next review in the list... thats how I read it anyway.
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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9850 Processor Review - B3 Stepping

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:02 pm

oh I got two new ones already in the works for next week! Think new GPU's ;)
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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9850 Processor Review - B3 Stepping

Postby Zertz » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:13 pm

Great to see fixed silicon finally nearing availability. Time to move to 45nm now!

Apoptosis wrote:oh I got two new ones already in the works for next week! Think new GPU's ;)


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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9850 Processor Review - B3 Stepping

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:18 pm

I really need to know if the 9800GTX is a real new card, or just a speedbumped 8800GTS.

[-o< [-o< [-o< Let it have just been a fake screenshot...

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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9850 Processor Review - B3 Stepping

Postby Zertz » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:06 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:I really need to know if the 9800GTX is a real new card, or just a speedbumped 8800GTS.

[-o< [-o< [-o< Let it have just been a fake screenshot...

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The GX2 is 2 underclocked 8800GTS, so it's safe to guess the 9800GTX is a rebadged and overclocked 8800GTS.
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