Thursday, April 16th 2009

Phenom II X4 955 Inches Toward April 20 Launch

AMD is attempting to set its record straight with the Phenom II series of 45 nm desktop processors. The company had started off its Dragon desktop platform with the introduction of its flagship CPU, the Phenom II X4 940. This processor however, is not compliant with the AM3 socket, and will not support DDR3 memory, unless an AM3 socket motherboard can provide DDR2 memory support. Come April 20, and AMD will have released its newest processor: Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition. Based on the 45 nm Deneb core, this processor supports AM3 socket motherboards, and DDR3 memory. It features a core clock speed of 3.20 GHz (16.0 x 200 MHz), 512 KB of L2 cache per core, and 6 MB of L3 cache. It is overclocker-friendly thanks to its unlocked bus multiplier, and the "massive headroom" AMD has been brandishing lately.

One of our sources from Hong Kong was able to make an early-purchase this processor in its retail "processor in a box" (PIB) package (marked with the OPN HDZ955FBGIBOX), from the Golden Computer Parts Center, who took a few snaps of the package. It could be bought for around HKD 2170 (US $280).
This tells us a bit about what its global pricing and market placement could look like. A conservative estimate would put this processor at the US $250~275 range. This, bundled with its low platform costs, and the ability to run on existing AM2+ and new AM3 motherboards, could make this processor a competitive alternative to some of the higher Intel Core 2 Quad-based platforms.

On the motherboards front, both AMD and NVIDIA have AM3-DDR3 certified platforms ready. AMD has DDR3 motherboards based on most of its 7-series chipsets, while NVIDIA is providing nForce 750a SLI and the new nForce 980a SLI. Motherboard vendors are looking to keep target prices of their high-end motherboards under the $250 mark, as DDR3 memory has already seen a downslide in prices in the recent times. Phenom II X4 955 might be accompanied by Phenom II X4 945, though we are not sure if this carries the Black Edition branding, thus being a possible successor to the Phenom II X4 920. April 20 is the day to wait for, if you are in the market for a new machine, or simply looking to upgrade.
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96 Comments on Phenom II X4 955 Inches Toward April 20 Launch

#1
Hayder_Master
DaMulta said:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=3745389

This to me is Art and fun, and not everyone can do it. Only certain few can benchmark like above. k|ngp|n is my idol and I love to do what he does(along with a LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE. Am I as good as him HELL NO, will I ever be WHO KNOWS more than likely no.

The point is you have fun gaming, and I have fun running 3dmark pushing a system to it's breaking point and hitting a high score that I have never hit before.

Don't you have scores in games you play? Same difference.....kinda.
i was think like i see on youtube 45000 no 1 rank hit by phenom II 940 , now i see 47000 OMG
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Pete1burn
Anyone find one yet from a reputable dealer? Newegg has nothing yet.
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#4
Pop
Has 925 been released? Wats the purposed price of 925? Or isnt it releasing with 955?
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#5
Pete1burn
kenkickr said:
Here it is at zipzoomfly, http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10010385. It's not available for sale but you can be notified and they have it @ $229 w/ free shipping.

Here is the 925, http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10010122 @ 199 w/ free shipping.

The 955 is a sweet deal compared to what the 940 B.E. was when it was first released, and it's future proof(To an extent).
Why does ZZF say it's an AM2+ proc?
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#6
kenkickr
They know how to sell, not look up specs LOL
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#7
Pete1burn
Bah, I just want to order it! ;)
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#8
ShadowFold
Wait for newegg. Zip Zoom will probably tell you to wait because they don't have it yet.
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#9
kenkickr
ShadowFold said:
Wait for newegg. Zip Zoom will probably tell you to wait because they don't have it yet.
+1. ZZF's shipping takes FOREVER as well so I myself would wait for Newegg. I've had stuff from ZZF take a week and a half to show up and through the Egg it's never taken longer than 3-4 days.
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#10
Pete1burn
AgentEmma
Thanks for holding. Unfortunately, we do not have an ETA for this item. Please continue to check all prices and availability at http://www.Newegg.com/ for our most up-to-date status.
Damn Newegg! :D
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#11
Pop
So 925 would cost around the same price of 920 I suppose.


Damn, I gotta wait again now.........:(
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#12
kenkickr
If I get enough money in the next couple days I might get a 955...Todays my 30th B-day, 420 baby!, so I think I'm entitled to spend some of my hard earned money!
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kenkickr said:
If I get enough money in the next couple days I might get a 955...Todays my 30th B-day, 420 baby!, so I think I'm entitled to spend some of my hard earned money!
happy bday dude !
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#14
kenkickr
It's awesome when a tpu member tells me that before my girlfriend of almost 3 years:( Thanks Wolf, I appreciate:toast:
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#17
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
i want them to release the dual core's
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#18
crazy pyro
Happy birthday, now I need to see the power of these things.
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#19
Mike0409
kenkickr said:
Here it is at zipzoomfly, http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10010385. It's not available for sale but you can be notified and they have it @ $229 w/ free shipping.

Here is the 925, http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10010122 @ 199 w/ free shipping.

The 955 is a sweet deal compared to what the 940 B.E. was when it was first released, and it's future proof(To an extent).
955 Price has changed...$259.99 now.
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#20
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
crazy pyro said:
Happy birthday, now I need to see the power of these things.
look in the phenom thread i have posted some benchmarks on air already
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kenkickr said:
It's awesome when a tpu member tells me that before my girlfriend of almost 3 years:( Thanks Wolf, I appreciate:toast:
you can take heart from the fact that her wish is going to be something special not just an online conglomeration of the alphabets like mine.

you may not get 955 today, but you will get something equal or better 69 ;) :D
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