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

#1
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boomstik360 said:
But how can I believe you?
i'll be taking pics of mine when it arrives in the fancy box :D
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#2
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Soparik2 said:
i'll be taking pics of mine when it arrives in the fancy box :D
oh and i have a pair of LN2 containers i may be interested in letting go if you gots anything shiny
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
boomstik360 said:
I want a Black Edition AM3 :)
550BE?
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#5
boomstik360
Depends on the price :rockout: Will it unlock ?
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#6
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
boomstik360 said:
Depends on the price :rockout:
lol well it does this on air


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#7
boomstik360
Not bad not bad. PM me a price :toast:
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#8
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
boomstik360 said:
Not bad not bad. PM me a price :toast:
lol after tomorrow i wanna make sure it survives me and freaksavior my goal is 5.3ghz on my CH3
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#9
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
nice wanna bet these are the last batch of excellent parts before AMD starts moving to other designs.
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#11
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
boomstik360 said:
Lol okay, don't kill it!
will try my best
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#12
Evo85
boomstik360 said:
Lol okay, don't kill it!
No, by all means, kill it.... :toast:

:p :D
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#13
Hayder_Master
cdawall said:
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.
OMG , now i need one
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