AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition review

By Julio Franco ยท 12 replies
Aug 13, 2009
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  1. Without any challenge to present at the Core i7 performance level, AMD is trying to pressure Intel in the value segment before their Core i5 CPUs make it to market.

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  2. spikester48661

    spikester48661 TS Enthusiast Posts: 101

    good job AMD dam good job.
  3. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    yeah, maybe AMD cant fully compete with i7 ... but you sure get a lot of preformance for the small amount of money you pay for an AMD compared to intel.

    Keep up the good job AMD
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    This is the fastest proccessor with the exeption of the core i7 line, nice job guys,

    I think my new computer will be having one of these =)
  5. fullmetalvegan

    fullmetalvegan TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    I was going to get one of these new Phenom's... but for long time investment I decided to go with an i7. Good performance for money though. AMD is doing pretty well lately. =]
  6. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +859

    Nice review - thanks! Be interesting to see how Intel handles their pricing in the near future.
  7. I agree great Job AMD on the 965BE keeping the pressure on Intel. Competition is good for all of us. I do think that the Q9550 must drop off of that $220 price point. I think $180 is a more reasonable price.
  8. why was 965 compared to i7 940 which is/was much more expensive ?
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    this review was not a price/performance review, at this point its about if AMD can put out a product that can compete with the I7 line...or the I5 for that matter.
  10. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,038

    So you are saying we should have failed to include it?
  11. May i know the current price of amd phenom 2 x4 965 BE and i7 940. does amd phenom 2 has inbuilt graphics card?
  12. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 319

    You are about three years too late on this one. Check Newegg for prices.
  13. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    And, no the Phenom II does not have on-die graphics.

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