Tuesday, August 4th 2009

Phenom II X4 965 to Launch on Aug. 13

AMD's timely update to its high-end desktop processor lineup is on course for August 13. The Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (PIB model: HDZ965FBGIBOX or HDZ965FBK4DGI) is a quad-core socket AM3 processor that comes with a clock speed of 3.40 GHz, and an unlocked bus multiplier like other Black Edition series models. It is reported by Brightside of News that the NDA over the chip will be lifted on August 13, letting reviewers publish reviews. Retail availability can be expected shortly afterwards.

According to Expreview.com, the chip was listed on Technologic, an online store, for 178.97 GBP. It gives us a glimpse of what the pricing could look like. Like its predecessors 955 BE and 940 BE, the 965 BE could start off at around US $270 or $250. At 3.40 GHz, the 965 BE will be AMD's fastest processor in terms of default clock speed. Phenom II X4 955 BE and Athlon64 X2 6400+ BE hold the 3.20 GHz spot currently.

Sources: Bright Side of News, Expreview
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36 Comments on Phenom II X4 965 to Launch on Aug. 13

#2
Flyordie
hat said:
Try running a Kuma 7750, heh
Well, I could always get you a cheap 920. ;-) I have one offer for mine atm.. ;-)
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#3
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Bring it on... I have a real nice home for this AM3 Proc :D
Any one have any ideas or guesses on what kind of clock one can hit compared to previous PII'S (940's - 955's)
If im thinking right id say 4.2GHz easy :rolleyes:
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#4
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
fullinfusion said:
Bring it on... I have a real nice home for this AM3 Proc :D
Any one have any ideas or guesses on what kind of clock one can hit compared to previous PII'S (940's - 955's)
If im thinking right id say 4.2GHz easy :rolleyes:
Won't be able to guess with this one, as it's a different revision. All the previous PII's clock basically the same, as long as they are BE's. Maybe with a slight advantage to the 955, but not by much. Hopefully this will be the one that can hold 4ghz 24/7 stable on air.
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#5
trt740
I bet AMD will release a 3.7ghz version

watch and see the average chip has no problem doing those speeds, so with better binning look out.
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#6
Zubasa
TheMailMan78 said:
Hey I had a 939 4200+ until a few months ago.
Same here :laugh:
In fact I still have it in my living room.
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#7
inferKNOX
I wonder what comes between this 965 and Bulldozer?:confused:
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#8
HossHuge
inferKNOX said:
I wonder what comes between this 965 and Bulldozer?:confused:
Good question. I checked on Wiki but couldn't find anything. Does anyone know?
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#9
Jeffredo
Figures...

I knew there would be a new top CPU, but I didn't expect it so quickly. My old AM2 mobo shorted out, so a new build was in order two weeks ago. Got an X4 955 and figured I'd have a few months to savor having their fastest chip. :laugh:
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#10
mdm-adph
inferKNOX said:
I wonder what comes between this 965 and Bulldozer?:confused:
The 975, obviously. :ohwell:
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#11
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Bulldozer is a very far off thing.
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