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Three’s a crowd: AMD Phenom II Family




Ever since AMD’s Phenom II was announced I have been looking around for a unit to test on but very not a lot of stores have them on stock. Good thing AMD’s PR contacted me for a review unit and these arrived last week, just before the long Holy Week vacation.

Actually, it’s not one but 3 different CPUs of the AMD Phenom 2.

amd phenom 2

AMD Phenom II X3 720
Codename: Propus
2.8GHz, 3 cores, 7.5 MB total cache


AMD Phenom II X4 810
Codename: Deneb
2.6GHz, 4 cores, 6MB total cache

AMD Phenom II X4 940
Codename: Deneb
3.0GHz, 4 cores, 8MB total cache

The 940 has an unlocked multiplier so that should be easy to overclock anytime. These 3, plus the X2 7750 I got earlier should be out on a head to head benchmark soon.

Incidentally, AMD’s X4 900 series has a similar naming convention to that of Intel’s Core i7 series. That could get confusing with regular consumers.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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7 Responses

  1. Rome says:

    Ano ba yun? Nakakalito in fairness! Heheh! Di mo alam kung ano maganda sa tatlo. Parang pare-pareho lang eh.

  2. Lexx says:

    Wow, that’s great yuga! I hope you could post some benchmark results in contrast to intel i7 series :) or perhaps the newer IC2Duos (request please include Q6600 in the test XD thanks!)

  3. I am just hoping that AMD can regain the foothold on CPU war.

  4. vaughn says:

    based on reviews, Phenom IIs should be way way better than the original phenoms…they can compete with the Core 2 Quads in terms of performance, but still no way near i7. pero at least they have the price point going well for them..especially with the motherboards

  5. sourjerer says:

    i love phenoms…… i7 as of now is soo impractical………

    would you really spend as much as $1000 – 1500

    on a cpu…..

    for me no……. and the motherboard of the i7 is as of now still very expensive….

    less spending more thinking

    peace everyone! :)

    take care and God Bless!

  6. tas says:

    sir abe, hanggang ngayon ba wala pa ring review or benchmark about these three compared with the other processor in the market?

  7. yuga says:

    @tas – check mo sa PC Labs, andun lahat: http://www.yugatech.com/pclabs

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