Friday, March 18th 2011

AMD Readies 3.70 GHz Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Processor

AMD is looking to give its Phenom II series a finale, with a new quad-core Phenom II X4 model, the Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition. The new chip will be clocked at 3.70 GHz out of the box (18.5 x 200 MHz). It achieves this speed while staying within the 125W TDP envelope. Based on the 45 nm "Deneb" silicon, the X4 980 BE features four x86-64 cores with 512 KB dedicated L2 cache each, and a 6 MB shared cache. Compatible with AM3 and AM2+ sockets, the chip packs a dual-channel memory controller that supports DDR3-1333 MHz or DDR2-1066 MHz memory standards. AMD will unveil the new chip soon, as the company gears up to launch next-generation chips in June.

Source: DonanimHaber
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64 Comments on AMD Readies 3.70 GHz Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Processor

#1
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: HalfAHertz
Not exactly. The laptop cpus are higher binned cores with less transistor leakage so that they can work at lower voltages. And they also don't have a heat spreader which helps with the temps too.
Negative. Laptops are not higher binned they are lower leakage that doesn't make them better high leak chips clock best. Heatspreader doesn't make a huge difference in temps amd still rates both cpu's silicone at 95c oddly enough since its the same silicone. Same goes for opty chips aswell.
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#2
Over_Lord
News Editor
by: btarunr
I think a 4.00 GHz SKU is affordable on C3 silicon at the expense of 140W TDP.
no point, this is the last refresh, next is Bulldozer and Llano
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: thunderising
no point, this is the last refresh, next is Bulldozer and Llano
I didn't comment on there being a point. I just said it's possible to do a 4 GHz SKU within the 140W envelope. I'm fairly informed of AMD's product rollout plans.
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#4
HalfAHertz
by: cdawall
Negative. Laptops are not higher binned they are lower leakage that doesn't make them better high leak chips clock best. Heatspreader doesn't make a huge difference in temps amd still rates both cpu's silicone at 95c oddly enough since its the same silicone. Same goes for opty chips aswell.
I am pretty sure laptop cpus are binned server cpus that didn't quite make it.
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#5
xsever
by: Dave63
I am at 1.475 and my temps do not go over 45c.
My unlocked 720 does 3.5GHz @ 1.424V and idles at 400MHz @0.720V.
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#6
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
nice stock clock speed for a PII chip, theyve really come a long way since the original phenoms, 3.8ghz would be nice to round off the series however.

also heres hoping for a 3.4ghz 1110T chip before bulldozer lands, especiall if it lowers the prices of the rest of the chips for the destockage
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#7
Dj-ElectriC
will it beat the I5 760 2.8GHZ?

*bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* .....





:shadedshu
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#9
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Dj-ElectriC
will it beat the I5 760 2.8GHZ?

*bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* .....





:shadedshu
ban ban ban?
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#10
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: Dj-ElectriC
will it beat the I5 760 2.8GHZ?

*bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* *bam* .....
by: cdawall
ban ban ban?
lol lol lol :slap:
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#12
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
by: NC37
But still for the price...why bother when the other BE models can clock just as high. Course I'll reserve final judgment for when a review is done, but right now I'm doubting it would be worth the expense which likely has it in the X6 range. Might as well go X6 at that point.
I suppose because 90% dont overclock therefore most of them will automatically think that any CPU clocked at 3.7gig stock has gotta be faster than anything else.
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#13
Melvis
by: Dj-ElectriC
talking about gaming you know
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Phenom_II_X4_975/9.html
And going by that there about the same in performance, depending on the game and both are around the same price? Gezzz even the dual core in that list gives out enough FPS. SO any of those CPU's are good enough for gaming on.

by: Tatty_One
I suppose because 90% dont overclock therefore most of them will automatically think that any CPU clocked at 3.7gig stock has gotta be faster than anything else.
Thats so true, look back in the P4 days, it work for them back then.
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#14
pantherx12
Regarding temps. when you overclock a phenom II cpu the temps are usually out by 10 degrees or so.

You can test this by looking at your temps at stock speeds, and then looking at them right after a reboot after your overclock.
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