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AMD Phenom X4 9950 and 9350e Quad-Core Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:38 am

AMD Phenom X4 9950 and 9350e Quad-Core Processor Review

AMD was busy last month with the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 4850 and Radeon HD 4870 graphics cards, which have both proved themselves to be price versus performance winners. This month, AMD is starting off by launching three new processors: the Phenom X4 9950 processor and the energy-efficient Phenom X4 9350e and 9150e processors. Read on to see how these new processors do!

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AMD has launched three more Phenom processors that are sure to get people talking. The energy efficient 65W Phenom processors are the ones to keep an eye on. They are priced under $200 and will be a nice upgrade path for those looking to drop in a processor and move on.


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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9950 and 9350e Quad-Core Processor Review

Postby skier » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:48 am

now lets see the performance difference with the nearly 500MHz speed bump! 8-[ or if you can really maxx it out with some voltage changes too

good read, stock phenoms may not stack up against the C2Qx, but with overclocking to equivalent speeds at least it may. i have high hopes for 45nm on the AMD side, cant wait
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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9950 and 9350e Quad-Core Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:02 am

it's not enough to catch up to Intel... Check out the Intel Q9300, which is $267 versus the AMD 9950 at $235...

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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9950 and 9350e Quad-Core Processor Review

Postby skier » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:29 pm

so 230 FSB(i know AMD doesnt use FSB anymore, but thats basically what it is anyway) was the highest you could possibly get with that setup?
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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9950 and 9350e Quad-Core Processor Review

Postby geokilla » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:33 pm

If you have a mobo with the upcoming SB650, try using that mobo for overclocking. I read on another forum that the SB650 is an excellent overclocker.
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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9950 and 9350e Quad-Core Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:54 am

geokilla wrote:If you have a mobo with the upcoming SB650, try using that mobo for overclocking. I read on another forum that the SB650 is an excellent overclocker.


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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9950 and 9350e Quad-Core Processor Review

Postby DX » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:15 am

I hope that AMD comes out with something that whips Intel's butt soon.
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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9950 and 9350e Quad-Core Processor Review

Postby ubiquityman » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:29 am

Interestingly, they show the 2x QX9775 in all the benchmarks except the power consumption.
That was s little disappointing. I was wanting to see how well it performed as a heater in the winter.
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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9950 and 9350e Quad-Core Processor Review

Postby DMB2000uk » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:13 am

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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9950 and 9350e Quad-Core Processor Review

Postby ubiquityman » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:03 pm

Thanks! :)

That would seem to indicate that the 2nd CPU only uses about 60W.
Does that jive?
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Re: AMD Phenom X4 9950 and 9350e Quad-Core Processor Review

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:57 am

Sounds about right..

Not sure if there are things out there that can stress the CPU more than povray, like prime95 or something, so you might be able to get the power usage higher, but for general 'full load' it should be pretty accurate.

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