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Was AMD Phenom good?

Was AMD Phenom good?

The Phenom II 955 Black Edition is a great cpu weather it’s used for multitasking or gaming. It does have it limits and is inferior to intels i7 when it comes to video encoding and just down right raw processing power, but for its price and performance, this is a great cpu.

What socket is AMD Phenom II X4?

Socket AM3+
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ

Brand AMD
CPU Manufacturer AMD
CPU Model Phenom II X4
CPU Speed 3, 3.2, 3.4, 2.8 GHz
CPU Socket Socket AM3+

When did the Phenom II x4 come out?

December 2008
The next-generation Phenom II X6 was released on April 27, 2010. The Phenom II X4 operates as the processor component of AMD’s Dragon Platform, which also includes the 790 series chipset and Radeon HD 4800 series graphics….Phenom II.

General information
Launched December 2008
Discontinued 2012
Marketed by AMD
Designed by AMD

What is better Athlon or Phenom?

the phenom definetly has a perfomance increase over the athlon, the athlon is more of their budget chip now, for more casual computing, the phenom is the performance chip and would be better for gaming if you want a gaming chip.

Is the AMD Phenom 2 good for gaming?

Splendid. For games that tend to cover a *very* wide range of audience, they usually deal (to this day) really well with Phenom II and Core 2 CPUs. If you try anything newer that is compiled to make good use of AVX, the Phenom II (and Core 2 as well) will drop the ball hard.

Is the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition the same?

Such is the case with AMD’s new Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, which arrived at our performance lab running at 3.4 GHz—200 MHz faster than its predecessor, the Phenom II X4 955 BE. Everything else is exactly the same as the Phenom II X4 955, reviewed back in April 2009.

How much does an AMD 965 motherboard cost?

A decent AM3 motherboard can be had for about £70, while the 965 BE itself is going for about £180 making for a total system cost of £250. In contrast, the cheapest Core i7 motherboard you’ll find is around £140 and the cheapest CPU is £205, making the system cost £345.

What’s the difference between the 955 and 965?

The 955 BE used a reference voltage of 1.32V whereas the 965 BE has upped this to 1.4V. This might seem like a small change but it does mean the CPU’s TDP has also risen from 125W to 140W.

Which is better AMD Phenom II or Intel Q9550?

Intel 32nm is going to… but that Q9550 can overclock well, to the level of the phenom II 965 here and beyond, and clock for clock it is faster than phenom II. Can’t wait for a AM3 vs LGA 1156 battle soon!