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

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trt740
Wile E
No thanks. I'll buy the fastest. :D I would see a difference, as I do a lot of H.264 transcoding.
WILE can you use a gpu for that? (pardon my ignorance) and is it really gonna be that much faster even with a 955 at 3.9ghz?
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Wile E
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trt740
WILE can you use a gpu for that? (pardon my ignorance) and is it really gonna be that much faster even with a 955 at 3.9ghz?
The GPU encoders are fast, but lack quality, and many of the advanced filters I sometimes need to use.

And yeah, it makes a rather large difference in time consumed, actually.

But, admittedly, I'm in a minority. To 90% of everyone out there, there's little difference right now.

But another thing to consider, the differences will be greater as time wears on, and the systems start getting long in tooth. Say 5 years from now, I bet the difference would be noticeable. And the people that wait long times between purchases are the biggest buyers of systems, I do believe.

Just playing a little Devils Advocate, btw. You are correct for the most part. I just like people to see as many viewpoints as possible. Most of the time, only gaming performance is mentioned on this site. I just like to point out that there's more to it than that.

There's nothing wrong with either system. I still would like to get my hands on a Phenom II setup, but it makes no sense for me to do so, seeing as I have this Yorky setup. The next logical step for me is LGA1366, and then move this Yorky to secondary machine duty. Right now, my secondary rig is a DFI NF4 board w/ a 6400+, 8800GT 1GB and 2x2GB 1100MHz ram. Love that machine. If I had a Phenom capable AMD board, my 6400+ would have already been replaced by a 720BE or 920 in the secondary machine.
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