AMD Phenom 2 X3 720 Black Edition 2.8GHz AM2+ / AM3
AM3 gives capability of using DDR3 memory.
Easily attained a 25% overclock.
High power consumption on idle/load.
Its hard for users to accept an odd number of cores.
Occasionally exhibits less performance than X4 810.
May require BIOS upgrade for existing motherboards.
By ThinkComputers on October 05, 2009
Of course the GTX 260 coupled with the i7 blew away the Phenom II X3 720 in every gaming test. The X3 720 showed a distinct bottleneck holding back the GTX 260 from its full FPS potential. But again, keep in mind that the i7 system easily costs twice...100
By Expert Reviews on June 29, 2009
Processor manufacturing is a tricky business. Not every processor made is free from defects, and this is particularly true of complex quad-core designs. Fortunately, a single faulty core neednt be fatal. AMD simply disables it and sells the...80
By Bit-tech.net on May 11, 2009
For starters, in total CPU overclock, the AMD still lags behind Intel. The Q6600 at 2.4GHz managed an extra 1.1GHz, whereas the E7500 at 2.93GHz overclocked an extra 1.27GHz. In contrast, we could get an extra 900MHz from the 720 Black Edition....-
By TechRadar on April 26, 2009
Could three be the magic number the second time around? If youve been following the online cacophony kicked up by AMDs new Phenom II X3 processor, you might well think so. You may also recall that AMDs triple-core chip is nothing more than a...90
By Computeractive on April 08, 2009
The undoubted star of AMD’s new processor line-up, its low cost and easy overclocking mean it’s the obvious choice if you are thinking about upgrading your current AM2+ setup or building a new AM3-based...100
By X-bit Labs on March 20, 2009
I doubt that anyone will argue that all currently produced AMD Phenom II processors boast very attractive price-to-performance ratio. Triple-core representatives of this family, Phenom II X3, are also no exception. They are very interesting solutions...-
By TechTree on March 16, 2009
The Phenom II 940 Black Edition was a breath of fresh air from AMD, as we all know their previous efforts havent been that successful. Besides its great performance, its still an expensive processor with a price tag of 14K, which may be a turnoff...90
By OverClock Intelligence Agency on March 08, 2009
I have to say Im impressed with AMDs latest Deneb processor core. It takes me back years ago to the single core Thoroughbred XP and Venice 64 processors that were capable of near gigahertz overclocks. These chips loved voltage and as long as you...-
By ComputerPowerUser on February 13, 2009
Suddenly, triple-core is back on the map. You see, in applications optimized to run only two threads, the Phenom II X3 720’s 2.8GHz clock helps it best all of AMD’s other chips, save the flagship Phenom II X4 940 at 3GHz. Software able to...80
By Neoseeker on February 10, 2009
The Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition is an interesting beast. AMD is doing the right thing in targeting the Core 2 Duo with it - and marketing the 720 based on the price/performance - however they were reaching a bit in targeting the E8400. The Phenom...-