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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (HDZ965FBGMBOX / HDZ965FBGIBOX)
8.2 out of 10

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (HDZ965FBGMBOX / HDZ965FBGIBOX)

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Overall 8
8.1

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor Review

PCStats
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.
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Overall 7
7.0

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition: piling on the megahertz

HEXUS
13 August 2009
  • Conclusion: AMD has shown us a Phenom II processor that can go quicker than high-end Intel Core 2 Quads, and it can be applauded for that long-awaited achievement. Trouble is, that wait has been too long and though AMD now offers Core 2 Quad-beating performance, Intel is set to supersede its long-standing Core...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
13 August 2009
  • Excerpt: It can't beat Intel's Core i7 processors in video editing, but AMD's new flagship CPU will make budget-conscious PC builders and upgraders very happy.
  • Pros: In some tests, faster than Intel's costlier Core i7-920 CPU, Compatible with older AM2+ motherboards
  • Cons: Only a minor speed bump over previous-fastest Phenom II, Core i7 processors still faster at video editing and other multithreaded apps
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Overall 7
7.0

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition review

TechRadar UK
8 September 2010
  • Summary: Can AMD's ageing quad-core architecture survive against newer rivals?
  • Pros: Good value compared to Intel's quads, C3 stepping has improved overclocking headroom
  • Cons: Intel has a big performance advantage in games, AMD's new six-core chip is only slightly pricier
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Overall 8
8.3

AMD deals Intel a major blow with their A-listed Phenom II X4 965 Black edition CPU

PC Authority
11 January 2010
  • Summary: While Intel is rolling out new designs, AMD's focus is on getting the most out of its existing Phenom II process. The AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black edition is just what the doctor ordered.
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 8
8.0
Price 7
7.0

AMD Phenom II X4 965BE Rev C3

Overclock3D
11 November 2009
  • Conclusion: In mid August, we reviewed the original AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition processor. Aside slight updates that have been made to the processor, it is essentially the same and it's performance at default frequencies certainly reflects this.
  • Pros: Directly replaces previous 965BE at the same price point, Improved Overclocking Headroom, Consistent performance all round
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.2
Performance 9
8.5
Price 8
8.0

AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE

Overclock3D
17 August 2009
  • Conclusion: As the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition is a mere refresh of the previous 955 Black Edition 3.20GHz part, we already had an idea of how the processor should perform and it did exactly as it should.
  • Pros: A consistent performer, Comfortably performs alongside it's rivals
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 10
10
Features 7
6.7
Performance 10
10

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

PC Pro
13 August 2009
  • Conclusion: A minor update, but one that nudges up the value and keeps the pressure on Intel
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Overall 7
7.0

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

pcworld.pl
21 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Od czasu wprowadzenia modeli Phenom II AMD święci na rynku tryumfy. Jednakże Intel ze swoimi Core i7 dość mocno odskoczył pod względem wydajności. Najszybszy model AMD ma szansę przewagę rywala zniwelować. Technicznie "965" jest identyczny z wcześniejszymi Phenomami II.
  • Pros: Rewelacyjna wydajność, Atrakcyjna cena procesora, Niska cena całej platformy, Odblokowany mnożnik
  • Cons: Duży pobór mocy
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Overall 7
7.0

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

itrends.dk
28 February 2010
  • Conclusion: AMD har længe kæmpet for at komme tilbage på markedet for desktop processorer og med deres Phenom II kerne er det til dels lykkedes dem at få fat i flere forbrugere efter den store skuffelse med Phenom kernen.
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