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 II X3 720
2.8GHz, 3 cores, 7.5 MB total cache
AMD Phenom II X4 810
2.6GHz, 4 cores, 6MB total cache
AMD Phenom II X4 940
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.