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AMD Phenom II X4 975BE and 840 CPU Reviews

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:10 pm

AMD Phenom II X4 975BE and 840 CPU Reviews

AMD has just released their latest quad-core speed-bump in order to give consumers the option for a little more bang and a little more buck. With the release of the AMD Phenom II X4 975 'Black Edition' processor, AMD has added a new flagship processor to their Phenom II X4 quad-core product line with this 3.6GHz beast. Will it be enough to keep up with the offerings from Intel?

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AMD has just released their latest quad-core speed-bump in order to give consumers the option for a little more bang and a little more buck. With the release of the AMD Phenom II X4 975 'Black Edition' processor, AMD has added a new king to their Phenom II X4 quad-core product line. The previous leader in this category was the Phenom II X4 970 at 3.5GHz and 125W TDP. The 975 adds 100MHz for a total of 3.6GHz. This clock speed not only marks the highest quad core, but the highest base factory clock chip in all of AMD's desktop processor lines. With a price-point of $195, AMD also maintains their sub-$200 barrier in their quad-core processors.



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Re: AMD Phenom II X4 975BE and 840 CPU Reviews

Postby Sttm » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:29 pm

The pricing on the PII X4 975 doesnt seem too competitive now though. The I5 2400 seems to beat it at well everything except wprime and supposedly will cost $184. Now with Intel's OCing changes, the 975 could pull ahead overclocked but Id still like to see AMD drop the price to about $150 to make it really competitive on the cost.
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Re: AMD Phenom II X4 975BE and 840 CPU Reviews

Postby Major_A » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:45 pm

They (AMD and Intel) just need to sell fully unlocked processors. Enough of all this nonsense having 20 SKUs so they cover all their bases. Leave it up to the consumer to decide how to run it.
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