Saturday, June 27th 2009

AMD Readying Phenom II X4 965

Following its roadmap, AMD is continuing with new processor releases based on the Deneb core with increases in the multiplier. The Phenom II X4 965 comes with a clock speed of 3.40 GHz, and an FSB multiplier of 17.0x, giving it a 200 MHz increase over the 955 Black Edition. It is not known if 965 comes in a Black Edition branding, one which could determine its pricing. If launched as a Black Edition (version with unlocked bus multiplier), It could either be priced above the 955, or could displace it and position itself at US $249.99. Without the BE branding it could be priced slightly lower. The new chip will be based on the AM3 package, supporting DDR3 1333 MHz and DDR2 1066 MHz. It comes at a time when AMD is releasing the RS880-based AMD 785G chipset. AMD will dispatch samples of the Phenom II X4 965 starting next week.Source: Tweaktown
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102 Comments on AMD Readying Phenom II X4 965

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
3.4Ghz stock clocks is pretty impressive.
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I'm hearing that the C2 revision-stepping of Deneb can allow making SKUs till 3.80 or even 4.00 GHz safely, maybe the higher clocked ones scraping the 140W TDP mark. I can't confirm this though.
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
AMD might well come ahead of intel here, at least until i5 comes out.... (i7 is too expensive, AM3 will definately have more bang per buck compared to that)
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#4
Yukikaze
I hope this is Black Edition. It looks positively tasty.
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#6
MRCL
Sounds good! AMD drags me more and more to their side.
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#7
Mega-Japan
That's pretty fast... At this rate we'll probably get the 4.0GHz Phenom II before year's end >.>
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#8
Duncan1
It seems that its indeed Black Edition branded, according to a table from asrock website (first cpu on the list)
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#9
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
I'm sure it's going to come up, so I might as well bring it up before the other camp gets here. If you can't beat them in performance per clock, I say clock it too the moon, but it's working, looks to be a beasty proc.
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#10
Yukikaze
by: 1Kurgan1
I'm sure it's going to come up, so I might as well bring it up before the other camp gets here. If you can't beat them in performance per clock, I say clock it too the moon, but it's working, looks to be a beasty proc.
Ironically, though, it reminds me of a time in the past where efficiency per clock worked somewhat in reverse.
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#11
legends84
lol... i just got my PII 955 BE.. should've wait for this:ohwell:
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#12
Easo
Nice, nice...
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#13
Melvis
That is impressive, maybe the 4.0GHz Phenom FX's roomers was not fake after all?
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#15
lococol
thats a tasty cpu , for me it would require a new motherboard and ram , would it be better than i7-920 in games , i don't care about anything else
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#16
farlex85
by: lococol
thats a tasty cpu , for me it would require a new motherboard and ram , would it be better than i7-920 in games , i don't care about anything else
It would be for all intents and purposes the same. i7 would be a bit faster in games if you measured it most likely, but in game you won't tell much. If it would require a new cpu and mb though, i7 would likely be roughly the same price, and perhaps even a bit cheaper if you do it right (at least upon 965 release, though a couple of weeks after it will probably drop to lower than i7).
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#17
SystemViper
i have been thinking of test driving a amd setup, this looks like a good starting poiint~
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#18
soryuuha
I hope this is not just simply clock bump, better binned please :rockout:
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#19
Kitkat
great i can put this in my crosshair and ebay may slightly used 955 :)

by: soryuuha
I hope this is not just simply clock bump, better binned please :rockout:
Yeah me too. This might be the one with the lowered twp? (ofcourse its higher now) But it was anounced they got it back down again, and that anoucment was about 2 months ago? so maybe.
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#20
n-ster
by: farlex85
It would be for all intents and purposes the same. i7 would be a bit faster in games if you measured it most likely, but in game you won't tell much. If it would require a new cpu and mb though, i7 would likely be roughly the same price, and perhaps even a bit cheaper if you do it right (at least upon 965 release, though a couple of weeks after it will probably drop to lower than i7).
agreed... too many people still think you have to buy an i7 for 300$ another 250~300$ mobo and some 150$ RAM... this is not the case anymore...

If you work at bestbuy or walmart or you have a friend that does, you can sign up for the retailedge program from intel and get an i7 920 + windows + windows 7 voucher or something for 129$! A good used mobo should be 150$, or NIB from Newegg with the current 10% off (15$ max) 170~175$... then 80~85$ for 6gb of great RAM... CPU cooler (+ TIM perhaps) if you don't have one will be 40$ NIB... Totals 380~420$...


I wonder how good the new chipset will be... Perhaps 4ghz will become easy to do with this chip now?
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#21
Polarman
965 = 3.4
975 = 3.6
985 = 3.8
995 = 4.0

Yeah! :rockout:
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#22
eidairaman1
by: Polarman
965 = 3.4
975 = 3.6
985 = 3.8
995 = 4.0

Yeah! :rockout:
im not sure about this, AMD may decide to look at what worked for the Athlon XP, they were able to get more IPC using lower clocks overall than intel at the time. Clock Speed is one thing but IPC has benefits.
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#23
Easo
by: Polarman
965 = 3.4
975 = 3.6
985 = 3.8
995 = 4.0

Yeah! :rockout:
Dreams, dreams... :respect:
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#24
r9
Great now we wont see 940 mature in to 4 GHz overclockers those one are called 955 965. I just can`t see the greatness.
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#25
phanbuey
by: eidairaman1
im not sure about this, AMD may decide to look at what worked for the Athlon XP, they were able to get more IPC using lower clocks overall than intel at the time. Clock Speed is one thing but IPC has benefits.
Somehow I think that the roles have switched - i.e. until the next architecture AMD will be ramping clock-rates to keep up with i5 since the IPC is greater on i5 than on Phenom II
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