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AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (HDZ720WFGIBOX)
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AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (HDZ720WFGIBOX)

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Overall 8

AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition 45nm Socket AM3 Processor Review

21 May 2009
  • Summary: Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition processor is one of the first Phenom II processors, and it's got a secret that has PCSTATS very excited.
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AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Review & Overclocking

21 May 2009

Intel Core 2 Duo Threatened: AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition CPU Review

X-bit labs
20 March 2009
  • Summary: AMD have started to use new 45nm core for their unique triple-core CPUs. As a result, there appeared a very attractive solution for the mainstream segment. And taking into consideration remarkable potential of the Phenom II X3 CPUs, we have every reason to conclude that it is going to be a new sales...
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AMD Phenom II 720 X3 Black Edition

OverClock Intelligence Agency
8 March 2009
  • Summary: I have to say I'm impressed with AMD's latest Deneb processor core. It takes me back years ago to the single core Thoroughbred XP and Venice 64 processors that were capable of near gigahertz overclocks.
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AMD Phenom II 810 X4 and 720 BE X3 AM3 Processor Review

Hi Tech Legion
9 February 2009
  • Summary: Upgrading your system to the newer AMD Phenom II AM3, X3 or X4 processor that is reverse compatible to your AM2+ system for under $200.00, while achieving a boost in performance, is, to coin a phrase, "Priceless" . You can save money now and upgrade as needed, or when your budget allows.
  • Pros: Reverse Compatible, Price, New Cool and Quiet, Overhead to Overclock
  • Cons: Some motherboard manufacturers need to correctly update their bios for reverse compatibility
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Overall 9
Value for money 9
Performance 9
Construction 10
Functionality 9

AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE Black Edition AM3 CPU

Benchmark Reviews
9 February 2009
  • Conclusion: When I said that three cores is better than two, but not quite as good as four, there wasn't enough data to support my claim. But after watching the majority of our benchmarks prefer the Black Edition X3 720 2.8GHz processor over it's 2.6GHz quad-core sibling, my claim stands true.
  • Pros: Unlocked 'Black Edition' allows unrestricted overclocking, Backwards compatible to socket AM2, Flexible memory controller manages DDR2 or DDR3, Excellent real-world quad-core performance, 2MB L2 Cache, 6MB Shared L3 Cache, Equally impressive gaming performance, Large Integrated Heat Spreader for ...
  • Cons: It's hard for users to accept an odd number of cores., Occasionally exhibits less performance than X4 810
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Phenom II X4 810 and X3 720 Processor Review - DDR3 Arrives for AMD

PC Perspective
9 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Some weeks ago AMD released their first 45 nm desktop class processors with the introduction of the Phenom II X4 940 and 920 series of products. These processors showed some significant improvements over the previous Phenom 9x50 processors, and we received a clockspeed increase to 3 GHz which made...
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AMD Phenom II X4 810 and X3 720 BE

7 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Introductory prices of US$ 125.- for the entry level Phenom II as in the X3 710 (2.6 GHz), US$ 145 for the X3 720 (2.8 GHz Black Edition) and US$ 175 for the X4 810 leave no doubt that the days of single and even dual core CPUs are counted – unless they are meant specifically for office applications...
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Overall 6

Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition review

TechRadar UK
8 September 2010
  • Summary: Are you brave enough to take a chance on this tempting triple-core chip?
  • Pros: A nice combo of cores and clocks, No performance weak spots
  • Cons: Doesn't excel in any area, Core unlocking can't be relied on
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Test: Phenom II X3 720 2,8Ghz "Black Edition" UK

25 June 2011
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