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Phenom II Black Edition TWKR 42 Unveiled

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    Source: Legit Reviews
     
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    :O oh my

    Really strange it comes at 2ghz with 1.44v and doesn't really seem the OC results are beyond the 955 OCing or even 940. Hopefully future reviews net more, wonder what the price will be on this, I'm thinking it might not be too bad since they clocked it at 2ghz.
     
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    so where do we get those?
     
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    only its limited status seems to make it special .. cause those couldnt be special numbers ...
     
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    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    5.9ghz is doable on retail silicone with LN2. now i understand the whole high leakage thing but if all it will do is 5.9ghz either the reviewer had no idea what he was doing or the chip sucked.


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    I don't think he knows what he was doing


    maybe i will be going back to amd :rolleyes:
     
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    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    no its just titled wrong the review shows k|ngp|n getting 6.89ghz valid and chew* getting 6.634ghz


    also the reviewer peaked with this clock


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    not really all that special

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    chew* did that on a retail cpu



    and god bless

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    look on the left in the dimm slots thats ice look on the right thats ice on the caps all the insulated was the cpu and they did LN2? i mean really
     
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    I don't think these are for sale, are they? Pretty sure AMD is just giving them out to various overclocking entities.
     
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    Have you seen the Phantom Pot Prototype ?
    Its a clear Pot


    Me want!
     
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    It doesn't matter what frequencies or voltages it ships with. Its target users don't look into specs sheets. Voltage is high because so is its leakage, and it only goes on to provide more room for voltage increment. And of course, even if AMD ships this with a clock speed of 200 MHz, it shouldn't matter to the people using these chips.

    chew* is both skillful and lucky. Now that AMD is cherry-picking Deneb cores on a big scale, don't expect too many of such retail chips.
     
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    That means they will not be available:( I wonder how much they cost?
     
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    well cherry picking 100 isn't exactly going to kill the retail thing :p


    however 2ghz was chosen because of the way its sits 10x multi is DID0 and FID0
     
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    It is, because they're not stopping at 100 :p
     
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    Ice forming like that happens even with insulation when using LN2 for prolonged periods.
     
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    Oh I am getting one.
     
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    not when you insulate the way you are supposed to

     
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    it was actually not that great of a chip - I was in Detroit with the reviewer (Gomeler) at K|ngp|ns and both of their chips only did 5.90-6 and that board must have been destroyed on monday night / tuesday lol
     
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    CDA, get one of these stat!!!

    I want to see what one will do in your hands...
     
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    uhm why did they use modelling clay instead of grease and styrofoam???
     
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    I emailed a couple guys at AMD :laugh:
     
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    I've not been paying attention to detail on the latest cores, but really, since when was:

    a good thing?
    Unless I'm getting the wrong impression, I can't think of any where in the cpu you want leakage???
     
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    its Kneaded Rubber Eraser and vasoline was used ;)
     
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    i'll call my guy in austin

    yes high leakage is good
     
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    I was thinking the same thing lol
     

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