Very Reasonably Priced.
Amazing Little Chip.
Downwards compatible with AM2 motherboards.
Low idle power usage.
Responds Well To Advanced Cooling Methods.
Uses a lot of power.
Hasn't Caught Up To Intel Core i7.
Trails behind Intel in CAD/CAM performance.
By OverclockersQH on March 02, 2010
In the end I found that this is a great chip. Very powerful individual cores, incredibly fast and all round an amazing chip. To just come out of the box at 3.4 GHz and without even blinking an eye to overclock it to 3.8 GHz was impressive, even more...-
By PCWorld New Zealand on January 01, 2010
AMD recently had the honour of claiming the “fastest” desktop quad-core CPU available on the market with the release of the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition processor. While this creative piece of marketing only refers to the clock speed of...75
By DigitalVersus on December 17, 2009
AMD's Range The Phenom II family was unveiled in January 2009 with the X4 900 series the first to become available. AMD then went on to expand the range with more frequencies and new models.The Athlon X4 900 CPUs are based on the K10 architecture,...80
By OverClock Intelligence Agency on December 07, 2009
Minor changes to architecture, improvements in manufacturing that result in better yields, and reductions in operating voltage requirements are all benefits of a processor core revision that keep up demand for current chips while new technology is...-
By Metku.net on November 25, 2009
As a conclusion the AMD flagship proved to be a very competent package. The next step will be to see how well it copes against Intel's latest LGA1156 platform, but it sure made short work of the older S775-based quad core Q9450. With the C3 revision...-
By Techgage on November 14, 2009
When AMD launched its Phenom II X4 965 "Black Edition", a lot of people questioned the reasons behind it. For the past couple of years, AMD has continually worked at releasing high-clocked parts in order to compete with like-priced Intel processors,...-
By Overclock3D on November 11, 2009
In mid August, we reviewed the original AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition processor. Aside slight updates that have been made to the processor, it is essentially the same and it's performance at default frequencies certainly reflects this. Not a...83
By bjorn3d.com on November 06, 2009
CPU testing consists of more than just synthetic benchmarks, synthetic benchmarks are good for measuring performance differences between CPU's but it doesn't tell you a lot about real life performance. To that end we drove the Phenom 2 X4 965 BE...90
By Benchmark Reviews on November 05, 2009
Benchmark Reviews begins each conclusion with a short summary for each area that we rate. The first is performance, which considers how effective the 125W AMD Phenom II X4 965 processor operated in relation to the closest price-point competition....93
By AMDZone on November 04, 2009
Ultimately this isn't a game changer for Phenom II but it's nice to see AMD continue to make improvements to it's process and less power consumption is always better. Of course it may not be able to compete with the idle power ratings as...96