Monday, 14 September 2009

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Processor 45nm Quad-core Processor Codenamed AMD Dragon

AMD have just added some multi-core value to their Phenom II
processors lineup with the new jaw-dropping AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black
Edition CPU. Codenamed Dragon, the new processor has stepped into into
heady thermal territory. It runs at a rather high-strung clock rate of
3.4GHz (highest AMD has shipped until now), has a TDP rating of 140W,
8GB of cache, plenty of headroom, and supports high-speed DDR3 memories.

To make it a little more appealing against Intel's Core 2 Quad
processors, the new AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition offers better
performances thanks to the company's OverDrive 3.0 technology. More to
it, the X4 965 seems to have amazing overclocking capabilities —
which AMD would like to put on show with a a liquid helium-cooled
version that runs at 7 GHz. Yes, 7000 MHz to brag with …
On top of these all, Phenom II X4 965 also takes care of keeping your PC
in silent mode by using the Cool'n'Quiet 3.0 technology that helps
maintains a bearable computer temperature.

Backwards-compatible with the AM II+ platform, AMD's Phenom II X4 965
Black Edition Processor should be available on NewEgg for $245.

Definitely makes us wonder how it works against the Core i7 …

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