AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU Review

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AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon May 02, 2011 9:57 pm

The AMD Phenom II X4 'Deneb' Quad-Core processor has been the workhorse of the AMD desktop lineup since 2009 and today it received a new flagship model to give a much needed performance boost. The AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition processor operates at 3.7GHz and becomes the fastest desktop processor that AMD has ever released. Read on to see how the AMD 980 BE does against several other popular processors in the benchmarks and then see how it overclocks!

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The AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Processor features the highest clock speed of any that AMD has released, but it's on core architecture that is over two years old and it shows in the benchmarks. It gets the job done, but is clearly pushing the limits of what AMD can expect from Deneb.


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Re: AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU Review

Postby Sttm » Mon May 02, 2011 10:30 pm

I wonder why they did a 100mhz bump for Deneb in may; when I thought they were releasing the new bulldozer based FX chips in June. Not sure why anyone would buy it instead of waiting the 5-8 weeks.
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Re: AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU Review

Postby Major_A » Mon May 02, 2011 11:14 pm

Probably did this so they have more AMD processors to choose from on websites. Look at the AMD video card lineup. If there's a price point they can hit then they'll make a GPU to sell.
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