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AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition

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AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition CPU review

3 May 2011
  • Conclusion: AMD's Phenom II processors represent solid technology that has stood the test of time, mainly through inveterate price cutting. Now clocked in at 3.7GHz for a quad-core part, the 980 Black Edition represents the pinnacle of the Deneb line, first introduced in February 2009. But AMD and Intel haven't stood still in the two years since the Deneb launch.
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AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Review

3 May 2011
  • Excerpt: 2 Flares 2 Flares × Today we are looking at the new high end quad core processor from AMD. The Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition is the new performance oriented, 4 core multiplier unlocked processor set to replace the 975 Black Edition at the top of their quad core lineup. The big question is … with competitively priced six core AMD processors, is there any room now for AMD quad core editions?
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