AMD Phenom 2 X4 940 Black Edition 3.0GHz Socket AM2+

  • AMD Phenom 2 X4 940 Black Edition 3.0GHz Socket AM2+
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Based on 16 scores, 34 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Definite upgrade for all earlier AM2/AM2processors.
  • Top choice for building a new AMD DDR2 rig.
  • Overclocked well.

Cons:

  • With the release of AM3, it's a hard decision whether to build AM2or AM3.
  • A bit pricey.

Expert reviews and ratings

By ITP.net on 100

Although not exactly the best value in this group AMD's Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition has solid overclocking potential....

By iXBT Labs on

This article has been written after additional tests of the AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition, the recent flagship from this company. We had already reviewed this processor according to our standard test procedure here and had benchmarked it in the...

By ThinkComputers on 100

Again, the testing results were expected, with good results from the Phenom 9950, better results from the Phenom 940 at stock clock, and the best from the 940 at overclock.As I had hoped and expected, the Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition is a definite...

By TechTree on 70

Pricing With its Phenom processors showing signs of weakness right from the start, the Phenom IIs are a saving grace for AMD and their adopters alike by demonstrating very good performance. Their flagship Black Edition processor is available now for...

By Benchmark Reviews on 90

In the majority of our gaming benchmarks and some of the CPU tests, the 3.0GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940BE either matched or outperformed the 2.66GHz Intel Core i7-920 processor. For many, performance may be defined as a artificial score from a synthetic...

By ComputerPowerUser on 60

Finally, the socket AM2+ Phenom II processors will be forward-compatible with the upcoming AM3 socket and will support both DDR2 and DDR3. This effectively lets users upgrade their systems piecemeal, which is always a nice...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

AMD’s Phenom II is a solid alternative to Intel’s Core 2 Quad range of CPUs. It should definitely be considered if you’re in the market for a speedy yet reasonably priced PC....

By TechRadar on 80

Last month we gave caution a kicking and proclaimed AMDs return from the dead. Our first taste of AMDs new 45nm CPU architecture came with Opteron server sauce and it went down pretty well. Now AMD has served up the main desktop 45nm course in the...

By Sharky Extreme on 85

The Phenom II X4 is really what AMD should have released as the first wave of Phenom processors. It offers enhanced performance and higher overclocks, and at 45nm, it also provides class-leading power consumption numbers. The Phenom II X4 is...

By Atomic MPC on 80

Good fun for overclockers and upgraders, but performance fiends will look for bluer...

By PC Games Hardware on

Since the Phenom IIs "real” platform with AM3 and DDR3 is not available yet, a final conclusion cannot be made. It is indeed unlikely that the forthcoming Phenom II models will be able to beat the Core i7, but this isnt really important, because...

By Icrontic on

It’s been a little over a year since the original launch of the AMD Phenom processor. We really do wish that we can say “It took the market by storm” when it was released back in November of 2007, but unfortunately, we can’t. The...

By Club Overclocker on 80

And so, at the end of our long and windy road, with our results in hand, we must ask ourselves, is Phenom II worth your hard earned dollar? The answer that I am invariably left with is \"that depends\". For an existing AM2+ user, the potential for...

By Fudzilla on

In the little time AMD had, it did the best it could. While it seems some engineers took at least a year off and with a few bumps in the road that slowed AMD down considerably, the chipmaker is finally on the right track. The new CPU is clocked faster...

By ExtremeTech on 70

If youre looking to build a fairly cost effective quad core system, AMDs latest Phenom II will get you there. Just dont expect performance miracles. PC Games...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

Today AMD released the latest addition to its CPU line-up, the aptly named Phenom II range. These quad core processors will eventually completely replace the existing Phenom series and, for the foreseeable future, be AMDs answer to Intels new...

By HardwareHeaven on

AMD Phenom 2 940 Black EditionIn the run up to the launch of this product we have seen little fanfare from AMD about how good it is or how much better it is than their previous generation. The result of this is that we are pleasantly surprised by a...

By Custom PC on 74

Phenom II is a huge improvement over the first two generations of Phenom processors. It provides far better performance, lower power consumption and lower operating temperatures. It isn’t quick enough to lay the spectre of the Intel Core 2 Quad...

By AMDZone on 95

Phenom II 940 is not what the Radeon 4800 was for ATI but it is an excellent processor which makes AMD the most competitive they've been in years and beats Intel's previous architecture Penryn at times clock for clock. Phenom II is a real...

By HardOCP on

The Phenom II performance speaks for itself. It loses to its old nemesis, the Core 2, which I think some folks will be surprised by. The Phenom II loses to the Core i7, which I think was to be expected. The Phenom II is a loser. Does that mean it is...