AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition CPU Review

While we were at CES 2010 we had a chance to sit down with some representatives from AMD and have a little chat. After said chat we where excited to hear that we would be receiving some product for review. A few weeks later and to our surprise we received the AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition. To start with we shocked that we were given their top of the line CPU only to be topped by being given an unlocked black edition. To put it simply we had some fun with this chip. I went and bought a new mother board and video card just to do the tests, thankfully Crucial provided the RAM. Anyways enough talk, let’s take a closer look at what this thing can do:

Product Provided by: AMD

Price: $179.99 (newegg.ca)

Closer Look:

Specifications:

 

 

AMD Phenom™ II X4 Processor

Model Number

Frequency

Total L2 Cache

L3 Cache

Packaging

Thermal Design Power

CMOS Technology

965*

3.4 GHz

2MB

6MB

socket AM3

125W

45nm SOI

955*

3.2 GHz

2MB

6MB

socket AM3

125W

45nm SOI

945

3.0 GHz

2MB

6MB

socket AM3

95W

45nm SOI

925

2.8 GHz

2MB

6MB

socket AM3

95W

45nm SOI

Energy Efficient AMD Phenom™ II X4 Processor Product Model Comparisons

 

MODEL NUMBER FREQUENCY Total L2 Cache

L3 Cache

PACKAGING Thermal Design power cmos technology
910e 2.6GHz 2MB 6MB socket AM3 65W 45nm SOI
905e 2.5GHz 2MB 6MB socket AM3 65W 45nm SOI
900e 2.4GHz 2MB 6MB socket AM3 65W 45nm SOI

AMD Phenom™ II X3 Processor

 

MODEL NUMBER FREQUENCY Total L2 Cache

L3 Cache

PACKAGING Thermal Design power cmos technology
720* 2.8GHz 1.5MB 6MB socket AM3 95W 45nm SOI
710* 2.6GHz 1.5MB 6MB socket AM3 95W 45nm SOI

Energy Efficient AMD Phenom™ II X3 Processor Product Model Comparisons

 

MODEL NUMBER FREQUENCY Total L2 Cache L3 Cache PACKAGING Thermal Design power cmos technology
705e 2.5GHz 1.5MB 6MB socket AM3 65W 45nm SOI
700e 2.4GHz 1.5MB 6MB socket AM3 65W 45nm SOI

AMD Phenom™ II X2 Processor

 

MODEL NUMBER FREQUENCY Total L2 Cache PACKAGING Thermal Design power cmos technology
555* 3.2GHz 1MB socket AM3 80W 45nm SOI
550* 3.1GHz 1MB socket AM3 80W 45nm SOI
545* 3.0GHz 1MB socket AM3 80W 45nm SOI

*Available as Black Edition PIB

 

AMD64 Technology Yes
Simultaneous 32- & 64-bit computing Yes
L1 Cache (Instruction + Data) per core 128KB (64KB + 64KB)
L2 Cache (512KB per core) 2MB or 1.5MB or 1MB
L3 Cache 6MB (shared L3)
HyperTransport™ Technology HyperTransport™ Technology up to 4000MT/s full duplex, or up to 16.0GB/s I/O Bandwidth
Integrated DDR2 Memory Controller Yes
Memory Controller Width 128-bit
Type of Memory Supported Support for unregistered DIMMs up to PC2 8500(DDR2-1066MHz) and PC3 10600 (DDR3-1333MHz)
Memory Bandwidth up to 21 GB/s dual channel memory bandwidth
Total Processor-to-system Bandwidth (HyperTransport plus memory bandwidth) up to 37 GB/s
Process Technology 45 nanometer, SOI (silicon-on-insulator) Technology
Packaging AM3(938-pin) organic micro PGA
Thermal Design Power 140W, 125W, 95W, 80W or 65W
Manufacturing Sites GLOBALFOUNDRIES Dresden, Germany

Let’s move on to some testing:


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