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AMD Phenom processor family performance

TechSpot
3 June 2009
  • Conclusion: When testing using business applications, the Phenom processors were able to stick with the Core 2 Quad Q6600 for the most part. In fact, the Phenom 9700 and 9900 were considerably faster in a few tests. The Phenom also showed superior processing power for tasks such as compressing files, where even the Phenom 9500 was able to defeat the Q6600. But performance tended to fluctuate, which was again evident in the gaming benchmarks.
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AMD Phenom 9900 Review

Neoseeker
19 November 2008

AMD Phenom Technology Demonstration

FiringSquad
18 November 2007
  • Conclusion: One theme you'll frequently hear from engineers at both Intel and AMD is that processor performance is equal to the number instructions executed per clock cycle (IPC) multiplied by the processor's clock frequency: Performance = IPC x Clock speed With Phenom topping out at just 2.3GHz, clearly Phenom is playing catch up to Core 2 in terms of clock speeds. This limits Phenom’s performance potential.
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7.5

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
24 July 2008
  • Summary: It's worth considering the Phenom 9900 if you want to extract top performance out of your existing AMD-based system, but the upgrade path might not be a smooth one. Wait until the motherboard manufacturers iron out any BIOS issues before investing in it.
  • Pros: Solid 3D rendering performance, ran reliably at 2.86GHz, runs very quietly when paired with a motherboard that has dynamic fan control
  • Cons: There are many reported BIOS issues with Phenom so wait until these are resolved before investing, we couldn't get it to work on an older AM2 socket-based motherboard
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AMD Phenom

chw.net
26 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Es verdad, nos tomamos nuestro tiempo. Sin embargo la espera se acabo y a continuación podrán leer nuestras opiniones sobre Phenom, luego de estresar estos procesadores por algo más de un mes: Phenom 9500, 9600 y el aun no lanzado 9900, toda la gama a disposición de nuestros lectores.
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AMD Phenom

PCTreiber
11 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Bereits vor dem Launch der Phenom CPUs war klar, dass der K10 auch auf den AM2 Platinen laufen soll, entsprechendes Biosupdate vorausgesetzt. Allerdings lassen sich die AM2+ Features wie HT 3.0 und (bis auf Ausnahmen) Spilt Power Planes auf den AM2 Boards nicht nutzen. Lohnt der Phenom dennoch als Upgradeoption für die AM2 Platinen? Wie schlagen sich AMDs neue QuadCore gegen die „alten“ DualCores?
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AMD Phenom首次出击--失望而归

Gobee.cn
21 December 2007
  • Conclusion: 功耗对比: 790FX的功耗只有10W,这可是AMD自己官方宣称的 功耗或许是用户关心的另外一个方面了,但是功耗的实际测试结果令人失望,要知道我们测试的X38芯片组主板的芯片组本身功耗就达到25W,而790FX只有10W,即时在这种情况下,居然Phenom处理器的功耗会更高一些。 总结: 或许这篇文章的总结让人很伤感,让人期待许久的AMD Phenom处理器居然就表现出这么个效率,目前其仅仅发布的2.2/2.3两个版本完全不是英特尔的竞争对手,英特尔依旧全面的掌控着处理器性能上的优势,而原先让AMD吹嘘得过头得Phenom终于显露了真面目,其效率不过耳耳,并且大部分情况下,同频模式完败于对手。因此,AMD的第一代四核心处理器是着实让人有一些失望的。 而目前来看, 唯一...
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