Tuesday, June 30th 2009

Phenom II Black Edition TWKR 42 Unveiled

NDA has been lifted off AMD's newest processor for serious overclocking, the Phenom II Black Edition TWKR 42. While this processor isn't meant to be an out of the box high-speed performer, it caters specifically to those who know (TWK) the inside outs of overclocking. Hence, it comes with a speed of 2.00 GHz, but with an unlocked multiplier, high-leakage silicon, and a significantly higher overclocking headroom compared to other consumer-grade chips AMD offers. Currently AMD has only 100 of these ready to sell.

Legit Reviews is one of the first sites to review this chip, and adds an interesting list of myth busters to go with it. The chip is based on a cherry-picked high quality yield of Deneb C2 core. It comes with a vCore value of 1.44 V out of the box, and lets the overclocker decide which bus-multiplier, frequency, and voltage value to use. It comes in an exclusive jewel-case from AMD. Using air-cooling by an XIGMATEK HDT-S1283, the reviewer was able to reach 4.00 GHz on the air and more than 5.90 GHz using liquid-nitrogen cooling.

Source: Legit Reviews
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88 Comments on Phenom II Black Edition TWKR 42 Unveiled

#2
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
cdawall said:
not when you insulate the way you are supposed to
Thats...excessive...:laugh:
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#3
Assassin48
newtekie1 said:
Thats...excessive...:laugh:
the msi gd70 has to be well insulated to the max, i have seen too many of them die even tho they were perfectly insulated
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
hayder.master said:
what 1.44v on 2.0ghz , how much voltage they set to get 4.0ghz on air
1.44v to hit 4ghz on air.


would people remember these chips are not made to run on air 24/7 they have been picked as high leak chips so that they can handle voltage better.

2ghz@1.44 is just a boot setting thats it.

newtekie1 said:
Thats...excessive...:laugh:
chew* has killed alot of GD70's

Assassin48 said:
the msi gd70 has to be well insulated to the max, i have seen too many of them die even tho they were perfectly insulated
i have always wondered why
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#5
boomstik360
Anybody have an idea how much this will cost? I've got a WC kit coming and I want to see if it'll handle this chip :rockout:
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#6
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
boomstik360 said:
Anybody have an idea how much this will cost? I've got a WC kit coming and I want to see if it'll handle this chip :rockout:
they wont go to retail sale and AMD has valued them at $999ea
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#8
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
boomstik360 said:
Seriously?
yes seriously these chips are not made to hit retail they don't fit in a thermal package they want to sell not to mention they can't be warrantied they are the chips in the silcone that will run hotter and will bleed off more voltage they are not made to be lifelong chips.
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#9
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
Honestly this looks to be a VERY poor offering in terms of their TOP TOP end overclockers/tweakers chip, seriously, really really disappointing.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY more value, fun and performance with an i7 920.
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#10
boomstik360
I understand the rest but if they wont sell them to the public who are they going to sell them to?
What are they going to go in?
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#11
Assassin48
boomstik360 said:
I understand the rest but if they wont sell them to the public who are they going to sell them to?
What are they going to go in?
they are for top overclockers

they want to show what amd can do
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#12
boomstik360
Oh I see, well thats somewhat cool :laugh:
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#13
Assassin48
boomstik360 said:
Oh I see, well thats somewhat cool :laugh:
not for me ( i didnt get one lol)
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#14
boomstik360
I know thats why I said "somewhat" lol. cdawall you have any PII's your lookin to get rid of?
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#15
BrooksyX
Wouldn't mind getting my hands on the CPU and playing with it a bit!
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#17
boomstik360
Soparik2 said:
im getting one :D
Really how?
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#18
BrooksyX
boomstik360 said:
Really how?
lol I was thinking the same thing. Since there are only 100 total most likely all of these will just be sent out to reviewers and a few others as gifts. A few may end up on ebay but they will probably go for crazy high prices.
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boomstik360 said:
Really how?
my friend in finland will give me his :D

anyone have a ln2 pot that i can buy or recommend me one. im new to the whole extreme cooling sector
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#23
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
boomstik360 said:
I know thats why I said "somewhat" lol. cdawall you have any PII's your lookin to get rid of?
nothing as of right now me and freaksavior will bench mine tomorrow tho lol
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#25
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
boomstik360 said:
Sweet well keep me posted man! :toast:
will do what kinda phenom you want i have a X4 910 that runs 24/7 stable on air@3.7-3.8ghz 1.5v
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