AMD Phenom 2 X4 975 Black Edition 3.6GHz Socket AM3
Very high clocked Quad Core.
Lots of computing power in multithreaded applications.
Compatibility with older chipsets, AM2 socket, and DDR2 memory (subject to BIOS update).
Overclocks netted 650MHz.
High power consumption under load.
Unlocked multiplier adds little practical value.
Not the best choice for hardcore gamers.
Small increase in performance over previous model.
Not cost effective after Sandy Bridge Release.
Outclassed by Intelís latest similarly priced CPU.
By Tom's Hardware on December 23, 2012
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By Rbmods.com on March 25, 2011
To be honest, I think Phenom II X4 975 was a weird release from AMD. Priced around the same as cheapest X6 processors, I can’t really see much point buying this product. It is true, however, that 975 is the fastest X4 processor from AMD –...-
By TechRadar on March 02, 2011
Another day, another minor variation on a familiar theme from AMD. By now you'll know our equally familiar refrain regarding the circa-2003 origins of AMD's performance PC processors, up to and including the latest Thuban sixcore models. But if...80
By eTeknix on February 22, 2011
AMD have been focussing on their new products with the likes of Bulldozer and the whole Fusion range as of late but haven't forgotten about the users wanting more from an already current system.AMD recently released a new flagship processor into...-
By PCQuest on February 03, 2011
Impressive all round performance but at a steep price tag makes it suitable for high end desktops. ????Page(s) 1 I am interested in more information about this productI am interested in buying this productPrintCommentEmailDiggDel.icio.usRedditTwit...-
By PCStats on January 08, 2011
AMD's Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition is a quad-core, 3.6GHz socket AM3 chip with 6MB of L3 cache and 512KB of L2 cache per core. It's being released in tandem with the AMD Phenom II X4 840 CPU. Both processors are ideally suited to socket AM3...88
By TechwareLabs on January 05, 2011
With CES right around the corner, AMD has decided to release their winter refresh for some of their chips. Today we have their new Black Edition chip in the Deneb core line. For those unfamiliar with the Black Edition line of chips, they feature an...-
By techPowerUp! on January 05, 2011
Although AMD's Deneb core is by now tuned to perfection, its blade had became dull over time, and looking back, AMD has relied on its Deneb core for quite some time now. Introduction of a faster SKU than 3.50 GHz Phenom II X4, based on old Deneb...87
By bjorn3d.com on January 04, 2011
Follwing up the Fall release of the 3.5GHz Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition with a Winter release of the Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition seems like the logical thing for AMD to do. While the 100MHz provides a slight increase in performance over the...80
By Kitguru.net on January 04, 2011
There is just one factor here which AMD can (and probably will) affect. That is price. AMD’s quad core processor could find a place in the market if AMD can get the price much closer to £99. It’s a mental milestone which might appeal to...70