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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 2 range with the launch of new Nehalem-derived Core i5 and Core i7 parts next month, codenamed Lynnfield.
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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 8
8.3

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

PC Authority
28 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. Not a lot has changed aside it's price which has seen a steady decline from it's original £185 to a much more reasonable £145, allowing it to compete with the Core i5 750 processor for Performance/£.
  • 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. Once again, AMD continue to fall behind in the Media scene, particularly with heavily multi-threaded applications and this will be a let down for those who predominantly use their system to encode/convert/encrypt gigabytes of data in huge batches.
  • 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. Wykonano go w technologii 45 nm. Procesor posiada cztery rdzenie i zintegrowany kontroler pamięci, obsługujący zarówno moduły DDR3 jak i DDR2. Stworzono go głównie z myślą o instalacji w podstawce AM3.
  • 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. Siden starten af 2009 har de sendt rigtigt mange varianter på markedet med ganske stor succes. Den seneste i rækken, er Phenom II 965BE, som sådan set bare er en 955 med en højere clockfrekvens. Dets ses da også tydeligt på vores resultater.
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Overall 7
6.7

TEST: AMD Phenom II 965BE - Raskere Phenom II - igjen

PC World
9 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Noen uker i forkant av Intels lansering av Core i5 og nye modeller i Core i7-serien har AMD lansert deres Phenom II X4 965BE. Phenom II X4 965 har fire kjerner med en klokkefrekvens på 3,4 GHz, 512 kilobyte andrenivåbuffer per kjerne og en delt tredjenivåbuffer på 6 megabyte. Dette er en økning på 200 MHz kontra den forrige toppmodellen, Phenom II X4 955. Prosessoren leveres som en såkalt «Black Edition» (BE), hvilket betyr forenklede muligheter for overklokking.
  • Pros: God ytelse.
  • Cons: Kunne ønsket lavere strømforbruk/varmeutvikling. Kan den konkurrere med Intel-prosessorene noen uker fram i tid?
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