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Phenom II X4 955 Inches Toward April 20 Launch

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Although socket 775 is dead if one goes straight for the highest end Q series such as the Q9950 even us enthusiasts will be ok for another 2 year.

Even the E6750 hasn't been maxed out yet

I'm perfectly happy with my 3800+ X2 @ 2.7 GHz as well and its not considered a competitive CPU at all.
 
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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.
Then you'll die when I tell you this: I bought the athlon 64 3500 as soon as I could get it for 400 bucks (was back ordered everywhere of course). It was 400 bucks, but they were the fastest x86 CPUs on the planet and made intel look like morons. That was worth the cash alone haha.

But, 250 is too much now :( I'll just have to slap a 940 in this old MB and keep on truckin.
 
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Then you'll die when I tell you this: I bought the athlon 64 3500 as soon as I could get it for 400 bucks (was back ordered everywhere of course). It was 400 bucks, but they were the fastest x86 CPUs on the planet and made intel look like morons. That was worth the cash alone haha.

But, 250 is too much now :( I'll just have to slap a 940 in this old MB and keep on truckin.
My first PC bundle I bought was for $1100 with an AMD K6 2 500 Mhz cpu and 192MB ram. I applied for a loan at a bank and paid it in 12 months. That was the highest I even paid for a cpu/machine. My next one was $50 Frys combo (ECS + Duron):D

So may be if 4Ghz is easy with this cpu I might give it a shot.
 

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Hmm very interesting stuff. Looks like AMD is finally bringing some really sweet stuff to the table. Very good to hear for sure.
 
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So when is the 8 series of AMD motherboards coming out? Like 890FX. That's when I want to upgrade...
 

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THIS IS A RESPONSE TO ALL THOSE WHO HELPED ME WITH MY NEW PC OR PC UPGRADE DILEMMA.


Ok first off, im pretty sure I could OC my processor to 4ghz, the ram is sucky though.
An i7 920 is the same price here as an q9550 so that is why going for a q9550 sounds a bit stupid.
I can get a 4gb kit ddr2 for about 50 euro OR a 6gb kit ddr3 for about 90 euro.


hmm I think Ill just wait and get a i7 rig a bit later.
It would mean a mobo with PCI-E 2.0 (and both SLI and Crossfire) a quad core with hyperthreading and 6 gb in tripple channel.

Thanks all for the help :)
 
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Dude, just make a new thread you will get a lot of responses there. This thread is about the amazing 955 which I want very much :D
 

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Article says 6MB cache, box in pics says 8MB cache...
 
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Article says 6MB cache, box in pics says 8MB cache...
The 8Mb is the 4x512k L2 Cache(2Mb L2 Cache all together) + 6Mb L3 Cache shared = 8Mb.

This would be nice to have, for the early AM3 system adapters. With the OCing I see people doing with the current lineup I just couldn't justify spending $250+ for this unless they maybe added some more cache(like 12mb) or something worthwhile. It is nice though to see a nice AM3 proc coming out.
 
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The 8Mb is the 4x512k L2 Cache(2Mb L2 Cache all together) + 6Mb L3 Cache shared = 8Mb.

This would be nice to have, for the early AM3 system adapters. With the OCing I see people doing with the current lineup I just couldn't justify spending $250+ for this unless they maybe added some more cache(like 12mb) or something worthwhile. It is nice though to see a nice AM3 proc coming out.
Oooh, AMD pulling advertising tricks now?! tsk tsk :shadedshu
 
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They have been doing this for awhile. I know on the Phenom boxes they would list total L2+L3. Yep, just checked both 9950(4Mb Total L2+L3) and 7750(3Mb Total L2+L3).
 

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AMD is really really doing well. Nice too see
 

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It is very difficult to get 4 GHz on a E6750 conroe, only the Wolfdales can reach 4 GHz without breaking a sweat.

Your motherboard isn't great for overclocking either so don't hold your breath.
I had not trouble taking my gigabyte p35 and e6750 to 4.2 ghz on air stable and that is what it has been at for 2 months now. did i mention it idles at 27c load 51c?
 

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I had not trouble taking my gigabyte p35 and e6750 to 4.2 ghz on air stable and that is what it has been at for 2 months now. did i mention it idles at 27c load 51c?
As much as I feel like saying "link or it didn't happen".

But there is always a rare few that manage exceptionally high overclocks, doesn't mean its achievable on every p35.

You'll see more Conroes @ around 3.2-3.5 GHz than at 4-4.2 GHz.
 

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As much as I feel like saying "link or it didn't happen".

But there is always a rare few that manage exceptionally high overclocks, doesn't mean its achievable on every p35.

You'll see more Conroes @ around 3.2-3.5 GHz than at 4-4.2 GHz.
i ran a 6850XE chip on a 780i board and it didn't do 4.2 on air
 

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I'm doubtful on the 4.0GHz+ on the E6750, however there are some rare gems that made it out there.

And the P35 boards are more than capable of high FSB speeds. 400MHz was usually pretty easy, and 420-450MHz wasn't a stretch for them. My P5K Pro did 450MHz with my E6600@3.6GHz, the chip was the limitting factor there as 3.6GHz is as high as I've ever gotten it on any of my motherboards.
 
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