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Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:03 PM

Alan takes a look at AMD's new offerings the Phenom II X4 975 & 840.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:03 PM

Overall ok refreshes but nothing earth shattering thats for sure. At least they are trying to keep the pricing low :)

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:07 PM

Yeah, after reading about the i5 2500k, the Phenom II X4 975 seems less appealing for the $200 price tag for some reason. :P

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:07 PM

Gotta agree. AMD's been refreshing the series quite often lately, which I think is really good.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:57 PM

I may be wrong, but i think the graph for the overclocking speeds and the first graph for the apophysis are the same...both have the exact same values and the speeds on the overclock graph dont match what is stated as the speed for the 975.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:23 PM

still no reason to get over a 955 X4 if one is getting a Phenom quad and knows what they're doing, come on AMD! :lol:

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:37 PM

I may be wrong, but i think the graph for the overclocking speeds and the first graph for the apophysis are the same...both have the exact same values and the speeds on the overclock graph dont match what is stated as the speed for the 975.


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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:56 PM

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:17 PM

Why is the 840 a Phenom II if it has no L3 cache? shouldn't they have called it an Athlon II Posted Image

My thoughts exactly, it is just a Athlon that seems to overclock slightly higher than normal :/

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:32 PM

My thoughts exactly, it is just a Athlon that seems to overclock slightly higher than normal :/

And the 975 is a 955 that's priced slightly higher than normal :lol:

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:48 AM

And the 975 is a 955 that's priced slightly higher than normal :lol:

While the 975is an overclocking champion the difference between the two are negligible. The 975 still out clocks almost ever 955 I have ever seen and I am willing to bet it will out clock the 955 consistently with the exception of a golden 955 chip or two.
So if you have to have the absolute highest clock possible on an AM3 system I guess this is a very good chip, but if you were building a new system and you wanted to overclock it to the stars an LGA 1155 i5 2500K would be a much better option for the same price.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 11:28 AM

While the 975is an overclocking champion the difference between the two are negligible. The 975 still out clocks almost ever 955 I have ever seen and I am willing to bet it will out clock the 955 consistently with the exception of a golden 955 chip or two.
So if you have to have the absolute highest clock possible on an AM3 system I guess this is a very good chip, but if you were building a new system and you wanted to overclock it to the stars an LGA 1155 i5 2500K would be a much better option for the same price.

I'm just saying if one is buying any higher priced AMD option it's never a good idea. They always trail Intel by a good bit, so the only advantage is the money savings which the 975 would give less of. I hope Bulldozer changes this trend but I'm pretty sure the current trend will never change (as the graphics card market has been the same)

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