Considering that the first Phenom II processors made it to market almost 18 months ago and the Athlon II range has also been around for over a year, chances are you know all about them. Therefore we are not going to mull over their standard specifications once again.
Those of you interested about the Phenom II X6 range please read our review on the 1090T and 1055T models.
Here are some CPUz screenshots and brief commentary on the new Phenom II and Athlon II processors to give you some overall perspective on each model.
The Phenom II X6 1075T is by far the most powerful processor launched today featuring six-cores with the standard 6MB L3 cache. Using a x15 clock multiplier this processor has an operating frequency of 3.0GHz.
The new flagship Phenom II X4 processor known as the 970, uses a x17.5 clock multiplier for an operating frequency of 3.5GHz. The standard 6MB L3 Phenom II cache applies which is shared by four cores in this case.
The Phenom II X2 560 is the new flagship processor for this series. With a x16.5 clock multiplier it gives an operating frequency of 3.30GHz. Again, because this is a Phenom II processor it receives the 6MB L3 cache which is shared amongst just two cores.
The Athlon II X4 645 is now the new flagship processor for this quad-core series boasting an operating frequency of 3.10GHz using a x15.5 clock multiplier. The Athlon II architecture misses out on the L3 cache and therefore it is not present in this processor.
Finally we have the Athlon II X2 265 which is now the fastest dual-core Athlon II processor AMD has to offer working at 3.30GHz. The L3 cache is not present, which is the key architectural difference between the Athlon II and Phenom II processors.