Posts Tagged: Phenom II

AMD Phenom II x4 980 Black Edition Review

Just when you think they’re done, AMD ships another Deneb-based chip, saying “hey, we’re not abandoning you just because Bulldozer is coming!” Clocking in at 3.7 GHz, the Phenom II x4 980 Black Edition is a speed bump over the previous x4 975 Black Edition. Read More

AMD Phenom II X2 560 BE Review

Processors with unlocked multipliers are sort of like the Holy Grail of overclocking. AMD’s Black Edition (BE) chips, similar to the Intel K series, offer this versatility to enthusiasts. Recently, AMD introduced several new processors and one of these is the Phenom II X2 560 BE. This is just a small increase in stock multiplier above the existing Phenom II X2 555 BE processor (16.5 vs. 16) and a small increase in price ($105 vs. $88), but the silicon should be stronger which should result in better overclocking and core unlocking. Read More

AMD Releases Six New Processors

AMD certainly isn’t sleeping on their laurels while enthusiasts eagerly await Bulldozer’s arrival. Today they are releasing several new processors that span from their Athlon II line all the way up to a brand new Thuban. Read More