AMD Phenom 2 X4 970 Black Edition 3.5GHz Socket AM3

  • AMD Phenom 2 X4 970 Black Edition 3.5GHz Socket AM3
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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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tom's Hardware on -

Benchmarking 86 CPUs takes a while. After long last, though, we have 51 models from AMD and 35 from Intel tested in our current suite. If you want to know how your processor sizes up to its competition, you'll find plenty of comparison data...

By iXBT Labs on -

Finally, a moment anticipated by many: test results of Intel's new LGA1155 platform are available. This resembles the situation with LGA1156, because the new processors will be rolled out in several steps. Today we'll get to know the details of...

By DigitalVersus on 80

A mid-range quad core that does what's asked of it well. Notably, it's at ease in...

By iXBT Labs on -

Our previous review was dedicated to the Core i7-800 LGA1156 series. The conclusion was that those solutions, as well as the Core i7-900 LGA1366 series, can offer enough computing power for most tasks you may need accomplished. At least four cores and...

By iXBT Labs on -

The overall score quite precisely describes processor standings which marketing specialists could have in mind when setting prices. So, formally, we can say that every processor is in its place and is worth buyers' attention. Although, considering...

By TechRadar on 80

By now, we were hoping to able to get our hands on AMD's new Bulldozer archtecture processors, but there's still no sign of them, so instead we back with the familiar Phenom II theme. Give it up for the new AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black...

By Icrontic on -

AMD recently refreshed their Phenom II and Athlon II lines with six new processors. Of course it wouldn’t be any fun to just tell you about new processors without showing off what they can do, now would it? We didn’t think so either, so today we’re...

By BeHardware on -

Dealing with current news means that we rarely have the opportunity to review old products and of course a comparison between the most recent products and those that came out several years ago can get a little problematic. But we’ve decided to push...

By Bit-tech.net on 70

Frankly anyone who knows what's what in the tech world knows the story with Intel and AMDs desktop CPUs at the moment. AMD's chips can generally compete at a given price point at stock speeds but fall way behind when any of the overclocking...

By ExtremeTech on -

On Monday, AMD launched six new processors in its Athlon II and Phenom II lines, intended as speed upgrades to some of its existing chips. Combined with recently lowering the prices on other CPUs across the full spectrum of its offerings, AMD has...

By TechwareLabs on -

It can get incredibly expensive to build your gaming rig. Some times you feel like you are faced with the choice between, performance or value. AMD has set the standard for processor value. Intel does not have a processor that can deliver the...

By VR-Zone on -

The 45nm Deneb-based AMD Phenom II X4 920 and 940 first hit the market in January 2009. That was followed by the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition in April 2009, and then the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition in August 2009. Today, AMD is launching a total...

By bjorn3d.com on 90

AMD's newest flagship quad-core Phenom II, the 970 Black Edition, comes out swinging and performs on par with previous models. A jump from 3.4GHz to 3.5GHz may not seem like much, but when paired up with a decent motherboard, the 970's unlocked...

By Extreme Overclocking on -

AMD Phenom II X6 1075T & X4 970 BE & X2 560 BE Processors Date: September 21, 2010Products: Phenom II X6 1075T & X4 970BE & X2 560 BE CPUsCompany: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)Author: Jason Rabel More Speed & More Affordable: About five months ago AMD...

By techPowerUp! on 87

AMD did not do anything new or extraordinary with their Phenom II X4 970 BE processor. But it didn't do anything bad with it either. Even though it is AMD's highest clocked processor ever to come out to the consumer retail market, the more...

By PC Pro on 83

Costs more than previous models but doesn't deliver a proportionate performance boost...

By Hi Tech Legion on -

While the Phenom II X4 970 replaces the Phenom II X4 965 as the best quad-core processor from AMD, the Phenom II 965 will not be discontinued and will remain available at a lower price. For several months now, rumors of the upcoming Phenom II X4 970...

By Computer Shopper on 82

AMD’s new high-end quad-core CPU fares well against its slightly pricier competition, even if it isn’t anywhere close to competing with Intel’s best....

International Review By Hardware.Info on -

AMD introduceerde eerder dit jaar haar A6 en A8 Llano processors en Intel heeft haar lijn Sandy Bridge processors flink uitgebreid. Aan de vooravond van de introductie van high-end Intel Sandy Bridge-E en de AMD FX processors is het tijd om opnieuw de...

International Review By CowcotLand on -

Aujourd'hui, nous ajoutons quelques quatre nouveaux processeurs à notre comparatif. Tous en provenance de chez Intel, ces nouveaux processeurs se veulent tous très différents. En effet, nous avons un modèle d'entrée de gamme, le Pentium G850,...