Reviews and Problems with AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition - HDZ975FBK4DGM (HDZ975FBGMBOX)
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25 March 2011
Conclusion: To be honest, I think Phenom II X4 975 was a weird release from AMD. Priced around the same as cheapest X6 processors, I can’t really see much point buying this product. It is true, however, that 975 is the fastest X4 processor from AMD – but the performance difference between cheaper 965 is...
Excerpt: Before starting, its important to point out that the 975 Black Edition isn't a high end desktop chip, but more of a mainstream part primarily targeting upgraders. As such, it will go head to head with CPUs such as Intel's recently launched Core i5 2400 or the Lynnfield based Core i5 750, both of...
Pros: - Compatible with existing AM2+ and AM3 motherboards - Competitive price - Adequate performance - Good overclocking capabilities - Acceptable TDP - Unlocked multiplier
Cons: - Daneb architecture close to being pulled out - Small speed increase over 970 BE
AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition 3.6 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review
22 March 2011
Summary: AMD's Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition is a quad-core, 3.6GHz socket AM3 chip with 6MB of L3 cache and 512KB of L2 cache per core. It's being released in tandem with the AMD Phenom II X4 840 CPU.
Conclusion: Conclusion This CPU is incredible for the money but is still using old-hat technology in the shape of the Deneb core. It’s fantastic for the likes of a novice PC builder who does not wish to overclock as it gives stellar performance and when factoring in the great overclocking potential (4ghz+) you...
Conclusion: IMPORTANT : Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time.
Summary: The Phenom II x4 975 falls into an interesting category. The Black Series is definitely targeted towards enthusiasts and overclockers. The price tag of $195 means it will be competing with the Sandy Bridge chip that Intel is releasing.
Conclusion: Follwing up the Fall release of the 3.5GHz Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition with a Winter release of the Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition seems like the logical thing for AMD to do. While the 100MHz provides a slight increase in performance over the previous top end Phenom II X4, the approximately $20...