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AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (HDZ720WFGIBOX)

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AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Socket AM3 Triple Core Processor Review

ThinkComputers
5 October 2009
  • Summary: Conclusions Of course the GTX 260 coupled with the i7 blew away the Phenom II X3 720 in every gaming test. The X3 720 showed a distinct bottleneck holding back the GTX 260 from its full FPS potential. But again, keep in mind that the i7 system easily costs twice as much as the Phenom II X3 system. The i7 920 CPU alone costs about $60 more than the X3 and test motherboard combined.
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Overall 9
9.2
Value for money 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.8
Construction 10
9.8
Functionality 9
9.2

AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE Black Edition AM3 CPU

Benchmark Reviews
25 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. For many, performance may be defined as a artificial score from a synthetic benchmark.
  • 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 improved cooling, Outstanding value!
  • Cons: It's hard for users to accept an odd number of cores., Occasionally exhibits less performance than X4 810
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Overall 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Innovation 9
9.0
Technology 9
9.0

Expert Review

SharkyExtreme
9 February 2009
  • Summary: The first wave of 45nm Phenom II processors showed that AMD still has a real chance in the desktop processor market, and that the company finally has a potential Core 2 killer. This latest release does shore up some questions about Socket AM3, and gets the core back on a full 2.0 GHz HT link, but it still doesn't do anything to raise performance.
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Overall 10
10

Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition

AMD Forum
30 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Phenom II x3 720BE presterade riktigt bra i majoriteten tester och bevisade att det faktiskt är bra att vara utrustad med fler än 2 kärnor, både i benchmarks och spel där den ofta drog ifrån en högt överklockad Dual-Core processor!
  • Pros: Bra pris, Bra prestanda, 3 kärnor, Black Edition, upplåst processor underlättar vid klockning, Kompatibel med både AM2+/DDR2 och AM3/DDR3 moderkort
  • Cons: Hög strömförbrukning, Phenom II x3 720BE visade strålande resultat i majoriteten tester, och med en prislapp på straxt över 1100kr kan ja inte säga annat än att det är ett av dom bästa köpen du kan göra om du sitter på en låg budget. Jag rekommenderar varmt den här processorn för alla som ska bygga en ny dator där ute i datorjungeln.
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