AMD Phenom 2 X4 970 Black Edition 3.5GHz Socket AM3
The AMD Phenom 2 X4 970 Black Edition is clocked at 3.50GHz with 8MB of cache, dual-channel DDR2/DDR3 memory support and AM3/AM2+ motherboard compatibility.
Nearly 700MHz overclock on air cooler.
Works in current AM2and AM3 motherboards.
Very high clocked Quad Core.
Lots of computing power in multithreaded applications.
Compatibility with older chipsets, AM2 socket, and DDR2 memory.
Lacking memory performance.
High power consumption under load.
High end cooler and power supply needed to overclock.
Unlocked multiplier adds little practical value.
Not the best choice for hardcore gamers.
Only a slight speed bump over its predecessor.
Doesnít approach performance of Intelís pricier top-end CPU's.
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