AMD Phenom 2 X4 940 3.0GHz Socket AM2+

  • AMD Phenom 2 X4 940 3.0GHz Socket AM2+
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Based on 12 scores, 48 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Fast.
  • Cheap compared to Intel.
  • Has overclocking potential.

Cons:

  • Flashing the BIOS is not for everyone.
  • Not worth switching platforms if you currently have LGA 775.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

Now with the potential for some decent overclocking action, the Phenom II X4 processors represent a much better value than the originals ever were. However, it's unfortunate to see that the 20% clock frequency increase didn't make the Phenom II...

By Rbmods.com on -

We are going to review the Intel Core i7 920 soon which should prove to be quite interesting vs the Phenom 2 processor. It was way faster than the older 9850 BE which shows some improvement. Overclocking wise the processors was about the same but I...

By Motherboards.org on -

The reality of the economic downturn has affected every facet of our lives including the computer industry. While Intel continues to price their CPUs in the $999 price range with little change but a higher clock speed and higher speed QPI, AMD is...

By Tech2 on 90

AMD plans to launch Phenom II in two phases. In the first phase they plan to launch two quad-core variants in AM2+ package, followed by low-voltage and tri-core variants in AM3 package, which will add support for DDR3.So if you have a motherboard...

By iXBT Labs on -

Frankly speaking, we had no doubts that the Dragon would demonstrate its competence in modern games, as we had already tested all parts of this platform. What we really like is that new processors show significantly better overclocking results. It...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 85

Almost a year to the day after Intel made the move from a 65nm manufacturing process to 45nm – allowing it to pack more transistors into a piece of silicon and thus ramp up clock speeds – AMD finally joins in the fun. For AMD it’s the same old story...

By MadShrimps on -

quot;Wohoow ... awesome". Thats my first reaction when AMD published their first overclocking results of the 45nm Phenom II; not only because they showed frequencies way above 6GHz, but mainly because they eliminated the cold bug issue, which...

By RegHardware on 80

AMDs Phenom II is better than Intels Core 2 Quad Q9300 but not a patch on Core i7 and that’s a problem. AMD is playing catch-up with a die-shrink and a move to DDR 3 while Intel is busy changing the world. ® More CPU Reviews... Intel Core i7 VIA...

By PCQuest on -

When AMD first launched the Phenom line of processors a couple of years ago, it couldnt manage to gain too much attention. It was re-launched the following year in 2008 with a slightly better reception, but not enough to make people switch from...

By Xtreme CPU on -

We thought it may be interesting to see if both CPUs scaled evenly when overclocked. Not being 100% sure if they would scale equally based on being from different platforms and using a different approach to making use of system memory, we were...

By ImpulseGamer on 93

In conclusion, AMD have created a worthy successor for the Phenom processor that continues with backward compatibility and finally breaks the 3Ghz barrier and offers users a truly sturdy cooling system with the Cool N Quiet technology. The movie...

By iXBT Labs on -

First of all, these tests show an encouraging sign (for users, testers, and the entire IT industry) that competition in the CPU market is growing interesting again. Phenom II is evidently a success. Moreover, in a number of tasks we can speak about...

By Legit Reviews on -

The AMD Phenom II processor series processor may not be the performance winner in all the benchmarks, but it might not need to be competitive in this day and age when the price tag matters most....

By HotHardware on -

The new Phenom II X4 920 and 940 are easily the most powerful desktop processors released from AMD to date. They performed well throughout our entire battery of benchmark tests, besting AMDs previous flagship CPU, the Phenom X4 9950 virtually across...

By HEXUS.net on 67

The twin Phenom II processors from AMD, released today and available later on this month, are exactly what the company needed just over a year ago, when the original quad-core Phenoms were released. We say this because performance from the...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

Its way past high-time that AMD launched a counter-strike to the flurry of compelling Intel CPUs thatve been launched since Phenom first got off of the ground. The switch over to 45 nm manufacturing seemingly took a lot longer than the company...

By PCPer on -

AMD showed up to the party, but they brought light beer instead of champagne. That’s not entirely bad though, as some people prefer light beer (though I still question why). That AMD is able to at least poke their head into the party is probably...

By Bjorn3D on -

AMD has had an interesting 2008. While their GPU-division, ATI, have been able to release products that have competed well with NVIDIA’s products, their CPU-division on the other hand has had a rough time getting products out to compete with...

By Tbreak.com on -

I must say that I was surprised and impressed by the performance of AMD’s latest Phenom II CPU. Theyve played second fiddle to Intel ever since Core 2 was launched and now, suddenly, theyre competing with the Core i7 at similar price levels. Thats...

By Hi Tech Legion on -

Being a person who is enthusiastic about computers and having benchmarked many systems, I would have to say I am impressed with the Phenom II and look towards the future to what these processors have to offer. At one time I was disappointed with AMD...