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AMD Phenom II X3 705e and Phenom II X4 905e Processors

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:32 am

AMD Phenom II X3 705e and Phenom II X4 905e Processors

Back in June 2009, AMD silently launched a pair of energy efficient 65W TDP processors that didn't get that much attention from the press for some reason. Those two socket AM3 processors are called the AMD Phenom II X3 705e and Phenom II X4 905e. Read on to see how they perform!

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Article Title: AMD Phenom II X3 705e and Phenom II X4 905e Processors
Article URL: http://legitreviews.com/article/1046/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $183.99 for the Phenom II X4 905e
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Re: AMD Phenom II X3 705e and Phenom II X4 905e Processors

Postby stopthekilling77 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:40 pm

Legit Bottom Line: The AMD Phenom II X4 905e and Phenom II X3 705e are killer low efficiency processors

Meant "highly power-efficient" or something similar?
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Re: AMD Phenom II X3 705e and Phenom II X4 905e Processors

Postby spitter » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:29 am

A bit overpriced for a locked core. If they are the same price as a black edition, just buy a black and down clock it to the power consumption/heat level you want it to be!!
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Re: AMD Phenom II X3 705e and Phenom II X4 905e Processors

Postby Gomeler » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:33 am

Well AMD sort of shot themselves in the foot by releasing so many Black Edition processors. Fun little chips though for a daily rig, might need to pick up one or two to play with.
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Re: AMD Phenom II X3 705e and Phenom II X4 905e Processors

Postby stopthekilling77 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:11 pm

Gomeler wrote:Well AMD sort of shot themselves in the foot by releasing so many Black Edition processors. Fun little chips though for a daily rig, might need to pick up one or two to play with.


I'll say this, they're really meant for capable motherboards... mine is very underwhelming with the board I bought. Planning a migration to AM3 within a few months if I can swing it though.
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Re: AMD Phenom II X3 705e and Phenom II X4 905e Processors

Postby spitter » Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:30 pm

stopthekilling77 wrote:
Gomeler wrote:Well AMD sort of shot themselves in the foot by releasing so many Black Edition processors. Fun little chips though for a daily rig, might need to pick up one or two to play with.


I'll say this, they're really meant for capable motherboards... mine is very underwhelming with the board I bought. Planning a migration to AM3 within a few months if I can swing it though.



How so underwhelming??
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Re: AMD Phenom II X3 705e and Phenom II X4 905e Processors

Postby toxic80 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:45 pm

I have a Phenon II 905e and is OC@ 3.7GHz with 1.45V

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Re: AMD Phenom II X3 705e and Phenom II X4 905e Processors

Postby stopthekilling77 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:34 pm

spitter wrote:
stopthekilling77 wrote:
Gomeler wrote:Well AMD sort of shot themselves in the foot by releasing so many Black Edition processors. Fun little chips though for a daily rig, might need to pick up one or two to play with.


I'll say this, they're really meant for capable motherboards... mine is very underwhelming with the board I bought. Planning a migration to AM3 within a few months if I can swing it though.



How so underwhelming??


Responsiveness, but its really because my 940BE has a slower hyper transport speed than some other Phenom II cpus, but I was used to having a C2D with a FSB of 1333. I've hit 3.9 GHz with my chip, but I know I could go further with a more adequate motherboard
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