Wednesday, November 4th 2009

AMD Introduces Phenom II X4 965 BE RB-C3 Revision 125W

AMD today made its RB-C3 revision of the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition quad-core processor official. Carrying a characteristic model number of HDZ965FBK4DGM compared to HDZ965FBK4DGI the older C2 revision. Another important specification change is the TDP, now rated at 125W compared to 140W on the C2. Built on the 45 nm SOI Deneb die, the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition runs at a clock speed of 3.40 GHz (17.0 x 200 MHz). Each core has 128 KB of L1 and 512 KB of dedicated L2 cache. The four cores share an L3 cache of 6 MB. Based on the socket AM3 package, the new CPU typically supports DDR3 and DDR2 memory on socket AM2+ motherboards. It is priced on par with its 140W twin, at US $196.

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47 Comments on AMD Introduces Phenom II X4 965 BE RB-C3 Revision 125W

#1
Paintface
good news, cant wait for 955 revision to be out
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#2
YinYang.ERROR
Wow... 3.4ghz stock.

I know very little about overclocking, but this thing should be able to hit 4 ghz+ without any problems right?
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#3
happita
by: YinYang.ERROR
Wow... 3.4ghz stock.

I know very little about overclocking, but this thing should be able to hit 4 ghz+ without any problems right?
With this new revision, air cooling to 4GHz shouldn't be a problem at all.
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#4
naoan
Just curious, what's this beast default voltage?
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#5
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I just bought a 955. I hate self ownage.
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#6
jmcslob
by: btarunr
AMD today made its RB-C3 revision of the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition quad-core processor official. Carrying a characteristic model number of HDZ965FBK4DGM compared to HDZ965FBK4DGI the older C2 revision. Another important specification change is the TDP, now rated at 125W compared to 140W on the C2. Built on the 45 nm SOI Deneb die, the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition runs at a clock speed of 3.40 GHz (17.0 x 200 MHz). Each core has 128 KB of L1 and 512 KB of dedicated L2 cache. The four cores share an L3 cache of 6 MB. Based on the socket AM3 package, the new CPU typically supports DDR3 and DDR2 memory on socket AM2+ motherboards. It is priced on par with its 140W twin, at US $196.

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/09-11-04/17a_thm.jpg

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Hey don't mean to bug ya but, Did you see yhe 6 core integrated GFX cpu's they got lined up as well? Maybe you no where to get more info on that PLEASE:respect:
Nice news btw
this stuff
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#8
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: jmcslob
Hey don't mean to bug ya but, Did you see yhe 6 core integrated GFX cpu's they got lined up as well? Maybe you no where to get more info on that PLEASE:respect:
Nice news btw
this stuff
http://img.techpowerup.org/091104/Capture.jpg
Why does my rig seem so outdated all of a sudden?
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#9
Jakl
Same with TechReaction, CHew got his hands on one, and he did a Major benchin on this unit.

Review is here
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#10
Munki
omg omg omg.....MINE!
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#11
jmcslob
by: TheMailMan78
Why does my rig seem so outdated all of a sudden?
Yeah I know exactly what you are saying....:twitch:
Did you hear about 80 core Intel cpu's and Intels new Double the bandwidth PCM memory both Due out in the Next 3 years
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#12
suraswami
by: TheMailMan78
I just bought a 955. I hate self ownage.
Please don't hate yourself, you can buy the C3 965 and throw that 955 to me :p

Lol, except bragging rights any advantage with these CPUs in gaming?
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#13
t77snapshot
Uh oh my friend is about to buy the C2 version for $185. I better call him up and tell him to wait. ;) I want to see the 955 revisioned.
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#14
laszlo
over 6 k on ln not bad amd!

i wait.. something under 100w...
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#17
devguy
So according to that roadmap, the Thuban processor will not have a DDR2 memory controller built in? Interesting... Same with the newer Athlon II series.

And from what I've heard, AM3r2 is kinda like an AM3+, and that they should be backwards compatible to AM3. Although, they definitely won't work in AM2+/AM2 boards. Also, I wonder if AM3 chips will work in AM3r2 boards? I used an Athlon x2 4000+ for a while in my AM2+ 790FX/sb600 board and it worked great!
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#18
Wile E
Power User
I'm still unimpressed. It's only marginally better. Better is good, but this isn't worth buying if you already have a 955 or 965. A new stepping certainly isn't news worthy.
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#19
mdm-adph
by: jmcslob
Hey don't mean to bug ya but, Did you see yhe 6 core integrated GFX cpu's they got lined up as well? Maybe you no where to get more info on that PLEASE:respect:
Nice news btw
this stuff

I long ago stopped caring about charts like that -- they're never right. :laugh:

by: TheMailMan78
Why does my rig seem so outdated all of a sudden?
If you don't want it anymore, I'll take it. In particular, have those 4850's bathed and brought to me.
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#20
eidairaman1
by: Wile E
I'm still unimpressed. It's only marginally better. Better is good, but this isn't worth buying if you already have a 955 or 965. A new stepping certainly isn't news worthy.
why? there was fan fare over the D0s.
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#21
Wile E
Power User
by: eidairaman1
why? there was fan fare over the D0s.
I didn't buy into it either. I certainly wouldn't have looked to buy a D0 if I already had a C1 like so many did. It was just an incremental upgrade as well.

The only exception in either case might be if you got a really crappy clocker.
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#22
kid41212003
I didn't buy the D0....

Mine is one of earliest batch.
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#23
eidairaman1
Well, Im in a Rut now, thinking of the BE 955 or this Revison as a major upgrade over my current setup, That or wait for the Athlon X4s to have 1MB L2 per Core.
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#24
Polarman
by: pantherx12
New 955 is 95w :D
I would not mind getting one of those too.
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#25
dir_d
I think im going to buy 1 of these tomorrow since my 965 C2 has a faulty core and will not overclock past 3.6Ghz on Core #3
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