Monday, January 25th 2010

AMD Introduces New Value-Mainstream Processors

AMD introduced as many as five new value-thru-mainstream processors in its Athlon II and Phenom II series. It starts with the energy-efficient Phenom II X4 910e quad-core, which runs at 2.60 GHz, with 65W TDP, and features 8 MB of total chip cache. It is priced at $169. Next up is the Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition dual-core which runs at 3.20 GHz, 7 MB total cache, 80W TDP, and unlocked bus multiplier. This one goes for $99.

Then there's the Athlon II X4 635 quad-core chip which runs at 2.90 GHz, with 2 MB of total cache, and 95W TDP, going for $119. Next, Athlon II X3 440 triple-core processor. This chip runs at 3.00 GHz, with 1.5 MB of total chip cache, and TDP of 95W. It is priced at $84. Lastly, there's the Athlon II X2 255 dual-core chip with clock speed of 3.10 GHz, 2 MB of cache, and 65W TDP. This one goes for $74. All chips come in the socket AM3 package, support DDR2 and DDR3 memory, and are backwards compatible with the AM2+ socket. All prices are in 1000-unit tray quantities.Source: TechConnect Magazine
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17 Comments on AMD Introduces New Value-Mainstream Processors

#1
Imsochobo
Worth mentioning that they also Do work on AM2 motherboards with bios updates.

Even nforce 3 board with AGP can run Phenom II 965 BE! gotta love backwards compatible AM3 chips!
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#2
Mussels
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by: Imsochobo
Worth mentioning that they also Do work on AM2 motherboards with bios updates.

Even nforce 3 board with AGP can run Phenom II 965 BE! gotta love backwards compatible AM3 chips!
i believe many of these will require AM2+ motherboards, not any old AM2. not sure on that.
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#3
mdm-adph
Snore. When are the 6-core AMD chips going to be out? :P
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#4
Fourstaff
6 core? 4 is more than plenty now, all we need is better pricing and power consumption (which they are doing right now) until the games catch up.
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Kitkat
by: Fourstaff
6 core? 4 is more than plenty now, all we need is better pricing and power consumption (which they are doing right now) until the games catch up.
Translation

According to Hardwareluxx the sources pointed out that, AMD may introduce Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition, when the clock is 3.6Ghz, has a 512 kB L2-Cache and 6 MB L3-Cache, basically the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, like the specifications, but when the pulse to upgrade 200Mhz.

(this may finaly give us the 95w 955 also ALREADY)

http://www.xfastest.com/viewthread.php?tid=35029

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/news/hardware/prozessoren/14166-amd-bringt-drei-neue-phenoms-topmodel-mit-36-ghz-taktfrequen.html

by: mdm-adph
Snore. When are the 6-core AMD chips going to be out? :P
http://www.hardwareluxx.de/images/stories/newsbilder/mguensch/2010/amd-drei-qphenom-ii-x6q-modelle-und-ein-zosma-quad-core-in-q2-2010/roadmap_xs.jpg

i want one too lol
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#6
[H]@RD5TUFF
The introduction of the 555, is a good point for them to start to add value. I really would have like to have seen a sub 100 dollar Phenom 2 quad core. But I guess I'll wait till the 975 or w/e comes out and put it in my server/download box.
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#7
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
um the Phenom II x4 925 is damn close at $139 and the OEM version ive seen kick about for around $119-129 at different times
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: crazyeyesreaper
um the Phenom II x4 925 is damn close at $139 and the OEM version ive seen kick about for around $119-129 at different times
I'm in no hurry I just upgraded from my Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Kuma 2.8GHz, to a Phenom II 550 BE Prices will come down when the 6 core procs come out, more than likely as I am expanding my system with yes even more hard drives, I'm just going to go 6 core, It should be able to handle the job, and it will be cheaper than going Xeon. But if it can't hack it, I'll sell the AMD parts and move up to Xeon.
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#9
Hunt3r
I want a 975 just to get out
;)
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#10
Polarman
That 555@3.2 for 99$ looks pretty good.

I remember paying way too much for my FX-62 and this 555 would be faster.
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: Polarman
That 555@3.2 for 99$ looks pretty good.

I remember paying way too much for my FX-62 and this 555 would be faster.
Also the fact it's a BE is a big bonus.
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#12
Kantastic
The X3 740 that was announced a while back never came... I was looking forward to it too. Oh and what about the 95W 955?
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#13
Kitkat
by: Kantastic
The X3 740 that was announced a while back never came... I was looking forward to it too. Oh and what about the 95W 955?
after 975 or around look up 3 post or so. (i'm pretty sure it'll be possible ("safely"-amd) at that point.)
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#14
department76
X2 555 makes me wonder what i could have done with the extra $95 i would have saved over my 965 C3. oh wait, i'm happy :p

but really, that 555 BE seriously looks like a winner for a purely gaming build.
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#15

Those 65W looks good for a 24/7 database server. Forgive me, I'm to lazy to search, what's the lowest wattage proc. from Intel you can buy now?
#16
Yukikaze
by: TAViX
Those 65W looks good for a 24/7 database server. Forgive me, I'm to lazy to search, what's the lowest wattage proc. from Intel you can buy now?
There's the 65W Q9XXXS and Q8XXXS series of Quad Cores and there's the LGA1156 Xeon L3426 which is a quad core w/HT running at 1.86Ghz with a TDP of 45W (Costs 300$ though). For dual cores, every 45nm Core 2 Duo variety is 65W. Single-Core Celerons go lower, as (obviously) do the Atoms.
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#17
Aleksa
Phenom 2 X4 975

The price of Phenom 2 X4 965 BE C3 is to be reduced when in Q1 2010 Phenom 2 X4 975 BE 3.6 Ghz L2 2MB, L3 6Mb 140 TDP AM3 CPU is launched. The Phenom 2 X4 965 BE C3 at 125 TDP has potential for overclocking until AMD reduces TDP to 125 on Phenom 2 X4 975 BE. ;)
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