AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3

  • AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3
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The AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 Black Edition is clocked at 3.2GHz and can be used on both AM2+ and AM3 motherboards. The AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 Black Edition processor features a dual-channel memory controller. The maximum officially supported DDR2 frequency is 1066MHz while DDR3-1333 is also supported.

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By TechSpot on

Not a lot has changed in the CPU scene since AMD launched their original Phenom II X4 processors earlier this year. The Intel Core i7 processors still rule the ranks, while the Core 2 range carries the torch as the Intel mainstream solutions. Then we...

By TechwareLabs on

Performance: I remember when Crysis was just released and no system could play the game on max settings. Well using AMD Phenom 955 paired up with an ATI 4xxx or nVidia 2xx card, this can be achieved. On the Sisoft Sandra benchmark, you can see how...

By Tbreak.com on

At roughly US$199, the Phenom II X4 955 is a pretty decent buy and a worthy upgrade. It plays games decently and gets your encoding done at a good speed. Its also a pretty decent overclocker as you can see above. In other words, you cant really go...

By XSReviews on 80

With the Phenom II X4 955 BE only recently eclipsed by the 965 BE in terms of raw speed, the former is still a very impressive CPU that should be able to compete well with Intel’s quad core range. The overclocking, with air cooling, is still...

By CNET Australia on 90

While the higher power consumption is a slight concern, the X4 955 proves that AMD is back in the performance game and ready to play hard ball. Bring on the next...

By Tom's Hardware on

Well, Ill start off by apologizing to AMD and our readers for some of the conclusions I drew from the Cyberpower Gamer Dragon review. I deserve a good measure of blame for rationalizing the difference that we saw when comparing a machine with Radeon...

By Motherboards.org on

The AMD platform has long been known for its backwards compatible platforms with AM2+ CPUs able t work with the AM2 motherboards with a BIOS upgrade, and now the AM3 CPUs able to use the same AM2+ motherboards with DDR2 memory meaning the total cost...

By ITP.net on 100

The 955 Black Edition is worth serious consideration as it performs well, offers great value and overclocks like a champ....

By BeHardware on

June 23, 2009 At last! After having launched its first Phenom II AM2+ in January, then the AM3 versions in February, AMD is finally bringing out some AM3 versions that are clocked as high and higher than the AM2+. To recap, at the launch of the...

By Tech-Reviews UK on 100

In short the AMD Phenom 955 is a solid all-round performer with the raw power and speed to get AMD fan boys shouting. It is a disappointment though that this is AMD’s best answer at current to Intel’s market dominance, and now that the core...

By Rbmods.com on

Fort 245$ USD this is a awesome processor, I have no doubts about that this will sell good. It beats the older 940 without ANY problems. I did not have a C2D processor from Intel to compare vs but Intel are not interested in sending one...

By TechRadar on 80

del.icio.us reddit! TechBlips Facebook Stumbleupon Newsvine tweet When AMD rolled out its chips for the new AM3 CPU socket, we were baffled. AM3 dragged AMD into the DDR3 era. But with that in mind, why were the ï¬rst...

By TechTree on 80

Weve all seen the Phenom II X4 955 in action when we reviewed the Dragon platform, and now its time to overclock it and push it even further. The Phenom X4 940 was the flagship processor just a couple of months back but it lacked AM3 support....

By XtremeComputing on

Well if I am really honest I was I bit sceptical about doing this review, I was thinking when the chance came up it would be just another disappointment from AMD, just like the first 4 core Phenom was to me. Yes I know I have mentioned I am a Intel...

By Legit Reviews on

The AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition is the fastest desktop processor in AMD's aresnal and rightly so, as it supports socket AM3 technology and a 3.2GHz clock frequency....

By itreviews.com on

The first models of Phenom II were fairly competitive against Core 2 but the new Phenom II X4 955 is so much faster that it can do battle against the mighty Core i7. It loses by a fair margin but still represents very good value for money. AMD -...

By hardCOREware on

Well one thing is for sure – AMD didn’t forget how to make a great CPU! Quite the opposite actually – with the Phenom II, they have created a processor that not only hangs with competetively priced Core 2 Quad models, but beats them in...

By ComputerPowerUser on 70

so it’s a great deal for AMD’s best processor. by Seth Colaner View the chart that accompanies this article. (NOTE: These pages are PDF (Portable Document Format) files. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view these pages. Download Adobe...

By PCWizKid's Tech Talk on

As seen in the video review the Phenom II X4 955 has made a stand and a mark for PC enthusiats on a budget looking to get the best value and performance for the buck. You can tell also by the results demonstrated in the video review that the 45nm...

By ImpulseGamer on 92

Joel Williams9.2The battle between AMD versus Intel has reached the next level with AMDs latest Phenom II CPUs just hitting the market which promises additional power for not only general PC users but also those seeking the Dragon Platform. For...