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Phenom II X4 955 Inches Toward April 20 Launch

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AMD is attempting to set its record straight with the Phenom II series of 45 nm desktop processors. The company had started off its Dragon desktop platform with the introduction of its flagship CPU, the Phenom II X4 940. This processor however, is not compliant with the AM3 socket, and will not support DDR3 memory, unless an AM3 socket motherboard can provide DDR2 memory support. Come April 20, and AMD will have released its newest processor: Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition. Based on the 45 nm Deneb core, this processor supports AM3 socket motherboards, and DDR3 memory. It features a core clock speed of 3.20 GHz (16.0 x 200 MHz), 512 KB of L2 cache per core, and 6 MB of L3 cache. It is overclocker-friendly thanks to its unlocked bus multiplier, and the "massive headroom" AMD has been brandishing lately.

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SWEEET! Can't wait for this. This is what i have wanted, and if that price is true, holy hell I am buying one right away. AM3 build HERE I COME! :D:D:D:D
 

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Yeeoooooossshh !!
 

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Will be interesting to see exactly how much better this clocks than a 940. I mean my 720 seems to be holding up to 940 clocks and even the guys who unlocked the 4th cores seems to be up there too.
 

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Anyone want to buy my 9950? :roll:
 
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Nice!

so the existing AM3 procs will have a price cut?
 

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Hell yeah. Get me some spare cash and Ill grab one of these and a new mobo and memory :)
 

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so the existing AM3 procs will have a price cut?
Later down the line if 955 gets a cut, it just may take the entire lineup with it.
 

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my regular stomping grounds while i was there!!! Its an awesome place!!!! theres like 2-3 floors of nothing but components, consumerbles & peripherals - then downstairs you got all the the console/games & IT bookstores stores

its a fucking Aladins cave of hightech goodness :rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout:


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Later down the line if 955 gets a cut, it just may take the entire lineup with it.
thanks.

still $250 for a proc is expensive in my books and never bought a proc over $150. X2 3800 S939 was the one that I bought for $150 and sold it for $30 after 1.5 yrs.

oh well I wish I will buy someday.
 
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I am drooling a little bit.
 

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Cool, hopefully they overclock well. Though I'm worried the gimp DDR3 controller will go unstable real fast, limitting overclocks...
 

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thanks.

still $250 for a proc is expensive in my books and never bought a proc over $150. X2 3800 S939 was the one that I bought for $150 and sold it for $30 after 1.5 yrs.

oh well I wish I will buy someday.
$250 us not expensive, my QX9650 that was $1000.00 was expensive.....
 

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$250 us not expensive, my QX9650 that was $1000.00 was expensive.....
Indeed, crazy expensive and I thought $350 for my Q6600 was expensive.:laugh:
 

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GD70 I'm waiting on you! You will do over 5Ghz when you get here! You Will do it my precious with 955!

 
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Fap, Fap, Fap, Fap....
 

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$250 us not expensive, my QX9650 that was $1000.00 was expensive.....
I said expensive in my books and its absolute waste of money and crime spending $1000 on a cpu:D that too on a Intel :p
 

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Well I don't really game I only benchmark. So in my book it was not a crime because it really helped with my scores.
 
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Well I don't really game I only benchmark. So in my book it was not a crime because it really helped with my scores.
Ya know not gaming with such an awesome CPU is like DD tits on a nun. A waste.
 
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It is understandable that AM3 cpu is 3.2GHz and not 3.0 because it will be to obvious how little ddr3 bring compared to ddr2.