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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (HDZ955FBGMBOX)
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (HDZ955FBGMBOX)

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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

PC Magazine
20 November 2009
  • Excerpt: The AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition ($117 list) is a quad-core CPU designed for use with AMD's AM3 socket. This 64-bit chip is based on the Deneb processing core, and was developed using AMD's 45nm production process.
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AMD's Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

AnandTech
11 November 2009
  • Conclusion: It has taken AMD more than long enough, but the company is finally in a situation where its processors are competitive in the performance mainstream market segment. The Phenom II X4 955, 945/940 and the Phenom II X3 720 are all very competitive at their price points.
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Overall 10
9.5

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review

PCStats
9 August 2009
  • Summary: The 3.2GHz AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition is the companies' latest quad-core processor, and it's being released in tandem with a new memory tuning tool called Black Edition Memory Profiles, or B.E.M.P. for short.
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Review

Neoseeker
8 August 2009
Overall 9
9.1

Expert Review

Tweak Town
7 August 2009
  • Excerpt: AMD's quad core Phenom II line-up continues on with the 3.2GHz clocked Black Edition 955. Let's see how well it shines on our test bed today.
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition AM3 Processor Video Review

eteknix.com
9 July 2009
  • Excerpt: This specific CPU runs at 125w and is AMD’s flagship processor at the present time.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Performance 8
7.5

Expert Review

ITP.net
7 July 2009
  • Summary: The 955 Black Edition is worth serious consideration as it performs well, offers great value and overclocks like a champ.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Performance 8
8.0

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

ITP.net
6 July 2009
  • Summary: Verdict The 955 Black Edition is worth serious consideration as it performs well, offers great value and overclocks like a champ.
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Overall 9
9.1
Value for money 9
8.8
Performance 9
9.2
Construction 9
9.2
Functionality 9
9.0

AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE AM3 Processor

Benchmark Reviews
3 May 2009
  • Conclusion: While the X4 955 Black Edition did not make it in time for the initial Phenom II launch, it's definitely a welcome addition. The new chip rounds out the Dragon Platform refresh and can now take its place as AMD's new flagship processor.
  • Pros: Highest Phenom II clock speed yet, AM3 & DDR3 support, Unlocked multiplier, 8MB of total cache, AMD OverDrive 3.0, Excellent price/performance
  • Cons: None
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
23 April 2009
  • Excerpt: AMD gives its high-end Phenom II X4 processor a speed boost, but the supporting utilities are even more interesting than the hardware.
  • Pros: Good performance for the price, Has overclocking headroom, Uses inexpensive motherboards, Supports both DDR2 and DDR3 RAM
  • Cons: In most tests, displayed lesser performance than the slowest Intel Core i7 chip, Existing AM2+ motherboards may need a BIOS upgrade
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