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7.9 out of 10

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition

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Overall 10
10

Powerful processor with potencial for overclock to 4.2GHz

david.joneken, Ebay
9 September 2014
  • Summary: Im very satisfied with this processor. I upgraded from AMD Phenom II x4 920(2,8GHz). On idle it runs at 800MHz. All cores split up the workload. I've read on reviews from different overclockers that it can be clocked up to 4,2GHz stable, some reached 4,4GHz but that system was not stable. So if you consider to overclock this processor I would recommend that you go for 4,2GHz maximum.
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Overall 10
10

Nice crisp response, for a reasonable cost, good value for the money!

saad_dervoyager, Ebay
4 March 2013
  • Summary: Upgraded from a 940 to a 980, installation was seamless, only additional requirement was upgrading the Asus bios on my motherboard to the latest iteration. The processor makes a noticeable jump in response. Since I am not a gamer, this is a nice but do-able modification. I could have put in an X6 1100 chip, but again I am not a gamer, (the cost for the X6 1100 was really not worth the price difference) and I am running an older Asus M4A78 Pro with a AM2+/AM3 socket.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing!

loudjosh, Ebay
31 March 2012
  • Summary: So happy to have upgraded to this processor. I shouldn't have to touch a computer upgrade again until next decade! The speed, power and performance are unreal! Can't wait to be able to work this with my new Radeon HD 6950 GPU and see what real gaming excitement looks like!
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad Informaition

fxrsniper, Amazon
21 June 2011
  • Summary: Advertised as a Box or retail but came with a a OEM serial Number returned and refunded my money, it would have been great Im sure other than the misinformation in the details.
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Overall 10
10

sweet processor

double_d, Amazon
21 June 2011
  • Summary: No problems at all. I run a lot of games like skyrim, singularity, witcher 2, and it doesn't bog down at all. I got a powercolor hd 6850 and the combo is a knockout.
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Overall 10
10

part of last build august 2011

Spacebooger, Amazon
21 June 2011
  • Summary: this is amds current best quad core, and it really shows its fast and smooth, only con would be that phenom processors run hot but otherwise amazing
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Overall 8
8.0

Just meets my needs

John H. Newton, Amazon
21 June 2011
  • Summary: I'd been running a 910 processor and I needed some more processing power, but couldn't afford a new MoBoard plus a processor. The down side is that this puppy is expensive. Even more expensive than the current crop of AMD processors which are way more powerful. It was even more expensive than the Intell i5 processor.
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Overall 10
10

Rare gem

Daniil A., Amazon
21 June 2011
  • Summary: After struggling for 3 hours with installation I finally managed to boot my PC succesfully :) For some unknown reason it didn't want to POST at all at first in Crosshair IV Formula mainboard, but now it's running smoothly at 4,1 Ghz on air cooling. Great CPU.
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Overall 10
10

Best for the price but a little too late

Jhug, Amazon
21 June 2011
  • Summary: So I started buidling my wife a new computer and she doesn't need anything spectacular so I gave her my Phenom II 965 and upgraded mine to the 980. The only pro to this over the older chips is that you can OC to 4.0 without any hassle or worries of over heating. This paired with an Asus EVO board makes it very easy to overclock and with the turbo unlocker included with that board you can easily push it to 4.1 on command without any tweeks needed.
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