Authour: James Prior
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: January 26th, 2011
AMD Phenom II Processors
These new processors are not the direct answer for Intel's concurrently released Sandy Bridge based processors, but are new speed bins made possible by ongoing development and process maturity of the AMD STARS codename cores Deneb and Propus. Interestingly, despite a launch date of January 4th, no official pricing information or availability in online stores yet exist, so we'll use AMD's estimated retail pricing.
AMD Phenom II Processor-In-A-Box
AMD also released a new 95W Phenom II X6 1065T, a hexacore processor with Turbo CORE technology based upon the Thuban design. We don't have this processor for review today, but at 2.9GHz and six cores, three core turbo mode to 3.4Ghz and a price of $199 the 1065T is in direct competition with the 975 Black Edition. Like all AMD's AM3 processors to date, the new Phenom II processors support both DDR2 and DDR3 for compatibility with Socket AM2+ as well as AM3 mainboards - subject to BIOS compatibility. We have previously seen Phenom II 800 series processors as featuring 4MB L2 cache, ranging from 2.5 to 2.8GHz. These also featured unlockable L3, expanding from 4MB to a full 6MB on some mainboards with the 'right' version of ACC implemented. These processors disappeared a while ago, when the Athlon II X4's replaced them.
Noctua NH-D14 Heatsink & Fan
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