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AMD Preparing Phenom II TWKR for Enthusiast Market

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#1
AMD tasted a bit of success with its Phenom II series of processors, which reflected in recent market share figures, where the company's share grew by around 5 percent, despite a fall in sales throughout the PC processor industry. Leading its pack currently, is the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, which holds a full-featured 45 nm Deneb core with unlocked bus multiplier, and AM3 platform support. It seems like AMD isn't stopping at this. The company is preparing a new model targeted at the enthusiast segment, called Phenom II TWKR ("tweaker").

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IMHO, they should release it as the Phenom FX, clock it stock at 4.0Ghz, have official dual channel DDR3 1600+ memory support without issue, and give me a free one to test for them! :)
 

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ooo I'm looking forward to seeing this when its released
 
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Get it out of my System

I have been holding off on saying this, but this is AMD's year. Intel's lawsuit was finalized, the Phenom II is doing very, very well in the market, they got some market share growth. The Phenom II 955 is this month's CPU customer's choice on Newegg.com. It is looking like the 5000 series will be released early. First to DX11 (pointless though it may be). OverDrive 3.0 is shaping up to be pretty useful now and making itself THE AMD overclocking tool. They just got their 6 core server CPU on the market. The i5 will add yet another socket type for Intel making AMD the "easy and simply choice" for first time builders.

I mean, the only down side is still no real competition for the i7 and will most likely not be the first to 6 core desktop CPU. Oh, and Nvidia is still being a dick about SLI working with AMD chipsets.

AMD, we love you. Keep up the good work and don't lose focus with the success that you have had this year thus far. Remember the goal, first to 28 nm.
 
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IMHO, they should release it as the Phenom FX, clock it stock at 4.0Ghz, have official dual channel DDR3 1600+ memory support without issue, and give me a free one to test for them! :)
;) That would be VERY NICE!

I can't wait to here more about this chip, AMD is stepping it up a notch:)
 
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Why does this sound so awesome? And we don't even know what it brings...

As long as it isn't over $400, this could be the best deal ever, probably...
 
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I just want it for the box :laugh:
 
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maybe i found my next upgrade

what to do with this 955 HMM
 
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I am VERY intrigued!!!!

I will be watching this.
 

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Dammm! I just bought a Phenom II 955 for benching under Ln2, and now this! I dont think my bank balance can handle annother top end CPU! ;)
 
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sign me up for a BE Tweaker :D
 
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looks like this will be the sucessor of the fx line.
 

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looks like this will be the sucessor of the fx line.
Maingear isn't telling you all everything. My NDA was lifted this morning, but its strange to the fact that the only reason to release something like this is the RB-C3 stepping... :confused:
edit- after some digging
It MAY just be a limited edition thing... a gimmick of sorts... but oh well.
 
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i call BS
 

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2nd'd. Though, I can't wait to see what PII they'll be releasing next.
 

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Not for sale as posted on amdzone.

I think the 42 means 4.2 Ghz. Probably have been tested to run at 4.2 stable with V and multi bump (heavily cherry picked of course).
 
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Not for sale as posted on amdzone.

I think the 42 means 4.2 Ghz. Probably have been tested to run at 4.2 stable with V and multi bump (heavily cherry picked of course).
We can only hope! :cool:
this may be an I7 equivalent...:rolleyes:
 
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Not for sale as posted on amdzone.

I think the 42 means 4.2 Ghz. Probably have been tested to run at 4.2 stable with V and multi bump (heavily cherry picked of course).
i bet 42 means chip 42 or maybe 42 loads of BS :laugh: