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AMD Readies 3.70 GHz Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Processor

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I think a 4.00 GHz SKU is affordable on C3 silicon at the expense of 140W TDP.
 

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Not exactly. The laptop cpus are higher binned cores with less transistor leakage so that they can work at lower voltages. And they also don't have a heat spreader which helps with the temps too.
Negative. Laptops are not higher binned they are lower leakage that doesn't make them better high leak chips clock best. Heatspreader doesn't make a huge difference in temps amd still rates both cpu's silicone at 95c oddly enough since its the same silicone. Same goes for opty chips aswell.
 

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I think a 4.00 GHz SKU is affordable on C3 silicon at the expense of 140W TDP.
no point, this is the last refresh, next is Bulldozer and Llano
 

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no point, this is the last refresh, next is Bulldozer and Llano
I didn't comment on there being a point. I just said it's possible to do a 4 GHz SKU within the 140W envelope. I'm fairly informed of AMD's product rollout plans.
 
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Negative. Laptops are not higher binned they are lower leakage that doesn't make them better high leak chips clock best. Heatspreader doesn't make a huge difference in temps amd still rates both cpu's silicone at 95c oddly enough since its the same silicone. Same goes for opty chips aswell.
I am pretty sure laptop cpus are binned server cpus that didn't quite make it.
 

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nice stock clock speed for a PII chip, theyve really come a long way since the original phenoms, 3.8ghz would be nice to round off the series however.

also heres hoping for a 3.4ghz 1110T chip before bulldozer lands, especiall if it lowers the prices of the rest of the chips for the destockage
 
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But still for the price...why bother when the other BE models can clock just as high. Course I'll reserve final judgment for when a review is done, but right now I'm doubting it would be worth the expense which likely has it in the X6 range. Might as well go X6 at that point.
I suppose because 90% dont overclock therefore most of them will automatically think that any CPU clocked at 3.7gig stock has gotta be faster than anything else.
 
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And going by that there about the same in performance, depending on the game and both are around the same price? Gezzz even the dual core in that list gives out enough FPS. SO any of those CPU's are good enough for gaming on.

I suppose because 90% dont overclock therefore most of them will automatically think that any CPU clocked at 3.7gig stock has gotta be faster than anything else.
Thats so true, look back in the P4 days, it work for them back then.
 
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Regarding temps. when you overclock a phenom II cpu the temps are usually out by 10 degrees or so.

You can test this by looking at your temps at stock speeds, and then looking at them right after a reboot after your overclock.
 
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