AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review
15 February 2010
Summary: AMD's 3.4GHz Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition processor represents a slight clock speed increase over the previous forerunner, the quad-core 955 Black Edition, and competes with Intel's existing quad-core family of socket 775 CPUs.
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor Review
15 February 2010
Summary: In most other respects the quad core 3.4GHz Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 125W revision remains the same. The architecture is "Deneb", the socket is AM3 and the CPU still
features 6MB of shared L3 and 512KB of L2 cache for each of the four cores.
Summary: Minor changes to architecture, improvements in manufacturing that result in better yields, and reductions in operating voltage requirements are all benefits of a processor core revision that keep up demand for current chips while new technology is still in the development stage.
Conclusion: As a conclusion the AMD flagship proved to be a very competent package. The next step will be to see how well it copes against Intel's latest LGA1156 platform, but it sure made short work of the older S775-based quad core Q9450.
Pros: Low platform cost, Good performance, Downwards compatible with AM2+ motherboards, Low idle power usage, Easy overclocking
Conclusion: Benchmark Reviews begins each conclusion with a short summary for each area that we rate. The first is performance, which considers how effective the 125W AMD Phenom-II X4-965 processor operated in relation to the closest price-point competition.
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Rev. C3: Taking Power Down a Notch
4 November 2009
Excerpt: Contrary to popular belief, the CPU guys at AMD have not been standing still. While AMD is heading towards a major process disadvantage later this year when Intel releases the first 32 nm chips, AMD continues to work on their designs and work with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to improve their 45 nm process.
Conclusion: It is not huge as in breakthrough what AMD has accomplished with the C3 Revision but it is still worth writing home about it. The two things that are noteworthy are the increased overclocking potential at "slightly altered stock settings" and the pretty dramatically reduced power consumption of the...