Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The table below shows what happened:. If you remember back to our original Phenom II article I argued that a big reason for the original Phenom’s failure was that it didn’t have a large-enough L3 cache. Less than two weeks later Intel responded by cutting its quad core prices. Phenom II X4 0. With a 6MB L3 the series seemed like a good balance between L2 and L3 cache size, but going any smaller than 6MB could prove to be overly detrimental to performance.
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Less than two phhenom later Intel responded by cutting its quad core prices. If you remember back to our original Phenom II article I argued that a big reason for the original Phenom’s failure was that it didn’t have a large-enough L3 cache.
A Phenom II X3 series die: With 2MB of L3 cache per core, this bests even the series. What People Are Saying Give it to me straight. Some of the die have too many defects in the L3 cache, but fully functional cores. If everything is in working order, then we’ve got a As yields improve over time you can expect some of these parts to go away.
While physically the same die size and transistor count of the x, these phhenom simply have some of the L3 cache disabled: A Phenom II X4 series die: While physically the same die size and transistor count of the series, these chips simply have some of the L3 cache disabled:. Note that this is a smart strategy to compete with Intel because Intel’s 45nm yields are already quite mature, thanks to a year-long head start. Their specs and model numbers are below:. Running with a MHz HT reference clock is impressive, but being limited to 1.
We’re in the midst of a price war folks, and at a time when the global economy is looking a little shaky this actually works very well for us. Smd we have to thank AMD for keeping the pressure on and making this possible. Since we have the processor and have overclocked it so many times before we wanted to see what it could do anyway.
Since both boards feature different CPU sockets and chipsets it is fairly safe to assume that this is the highest overclock that this processor can get with air cooling. With the ‘overvoltage’ jumper enabled the CPU Voltage max went from 1.
The AMD Phenom II X4 processor has been floating around the test bench for over a month now and I’ve maxed it out with after market air coolers at 3. Their specs and model numbers are below: Fire Strike, CompuBench 1. Hpenom up now Username Password Remember Me.
AMD Phenom 2. AMD’s long anticipated move to socket AM3 is finally here, but it disappoints somewhat xmd reduced cache sizes and clock rates as well as entry-level performance. If you haven’t already, I would strongly suggest reading that article in order to get the background information necessary about what was changed in Phenom II to make it so competitive.
Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing. These are further harvested parts used simply to improve yields. Integrated GPU performance for graphics.
In game performance, the systems were about even. Specifications Full list of technical specs.
Are you paying a premium for performance? GeekBench bit Data courtesy Primate Labs.
Looks like the old overclocking friendly AMD processors are back and it is likely a fair number of AMD enthusaists will be back as well. Benchmark performance using all cores. Individual core benchmark performance.