Posts Tagged ‘Phenom’

BitFenix had great success with their Prodigy ITX case, and now they have an ITX alternative with the Phenom. With SFF systems becoming more and more popular, it’s always nice to have plenty of options in cases. Let’s find out what the BitFenix Phenom has to offer the ITX crowd…

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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.

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Hardcore gamers are always looking for another way to get a leg-up on their competition. There are performance products for nearly everything imaginable, now including eyewear. Unfortunately, a lot of these products are only marketing hype and fail to produce the results that are promised. So, when I first opened the packaging of the Gunnar Optiks Phenom glasses, I was admittedly skeptical if I would notice any difference when wearing them. But, I am a firm believer in “don’t knock it till you try it”, so I was more than willing to test them extensively for a few weeks.

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AMD Phenom II x3 720 Black Edition overclocked to 3588 MHz with RAID 0 using the SB750.

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AMD’s new flagship hexa-core processor, the Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, has been benchmarked at Coolaler Forums. Tests results were leaked two weeks before the expected launch date of April 26th.

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