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Anyone waiting for the Phenom 45nm series?

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December 29, 2008 4:38:31 PM

AMD's new 45nm processors are soon to come out.. the phenom II 4x 940 and the 920. they'll be running at i believe 2.83ghz for the 920 and 3.0 for 940, with a 6mb and 8mb cache. not bad? the price will be good. im pretty sure they'll eat the i7s.. could probably manage to clock it pretty good also. so im waiting for them to come in the market a lil more.. anyone elts looking forward to them?

you guys wana check this out.. have fun http://forum.breakthelimit.net/index.php?showtopic=220&...
December 29, 2008 4:40:18 PM

oh and also, aparently gigabite is making some intense mobos, since these will be AM3 sockets. there chips and mobos will be very durable and good for overclocking
December 29, 2008 5:07:16 PM

I am waiting to see what they can do, and if they look like a better product then my 9850be that I have at 3.2ghz I will consider getting it.

Don't plan on it beating or keeping up with the I7's though, If it does great, if not who cares. I just want a stable system that runs very smooth and plays any games I want it to. If a processor is fast who cares if the I7s our running even faster, I don't. I am sure I7's are very good processors, however I am sure the new phenom II's will also be a very good processor.
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December 29, 2008 5:37:47 PM

First the 940 and 920 are AM2+ cpu's the AM3 cpu's don't come out till Febuary of next year. When the AM3's do arrive they work in just about any AM2+ board, all thats required is a BIOS flash. I will be waiting for DDR3 to drop in price before buying a new motherboard. Since the 940 and the 945 are both 3.0Ghz processors and the all the schedualed releases of the new Phenom II thru the end of next year run at slower speeds I can't see any rush to buy new DDR3 boards. I do wait for the 940 to be released and will grab one up as soon as I can for my current system.

Both of my current systems already support the AM3's and have for the last few months.
December 29, 2008 6:11:01 PM

That board also comes with SB600. Doesn't look very good to me.
December 29, 2008 6:32:44 PM

I think I would rather have i7 at this point. AMD needs a blockbuster chip or they need to price what they do have very aggressively, otherwise I will stay intel.

You can't charge full admission for less than a full show. Well you can, but don't expect it to be "sold out".
December 29, 2008 6:42:15 PM

IH8U,

I have the Jetway HA04- extreme, It also has the 790fx chipset and the 600sb. I paid around $153 when it first came out, the board was ok, but very frustrating to work with. It needed a bois update right of the bat, for my 9850be and worst of all it had to be done with a floppy drive. It was some what stable with the 9850 be at 2.8ghz, but ever now and again I would still get the blue screen of death. I got the Asus 79-T with the 750sb, I am at 3.2 stable, no problems, no blue screens just runs great.

My jetway HA04 extreme with 600sb is just sitting in a box right now, I have not sold it, haven't tried to, but I consider it a waste of $154 dollars. 600sb unless someone can prove otherwise is a crappy board for OC. I can not believe Jetway would put out this AM3 board with the 600 SB instead of the better 750SB... I don't think this board is the one to buy.
December 29, 2008 6:51:55 PM

Here is a guy that looks like he is also waiting:

December 29, 2008 6:53:59 PM

I'm waiting for the 32nm westmeres, but I will say that AMD has made a positive step in getting my business back.
December 29, 2008 6:56:19 PM

medjohnson77 said:
IH8U,

I have the Jetway HA04- extreme, It also has the 790fx chipset and the 600sb. I paid around $153 when it first came out, the board was ok, but very frustrating to work with. It needed a bois update right of the bat, for my 9850be and worst of all it had to be done with a floppy drive. It was some what stable with the 9850 be at 2.8ghz, but ever now and again I would still get the blue screen of death. I got the Asus 79-T with the 750sb, I am at 3.2 stable, no problems, no blue screens just runs great.

My jetway HA04 extreme with 600sb is just sitting in a box right now, I have not sold it, haven't tried to, but I consider it a waste of $154 dollars. 600sb unless someone can prove otherwise is a crappy board for OC. I can not believe Jetway would put out this AM3 board with the 600 SB instead of the better 750SB... I don't think this board is the one to buy.

Jetway is garbage. . . I mean, not even good garbage, just trash.

NEVER buy Jetway. NEVER. Buy a 150 brick before you buy a Jetway.
December 29, 2008 7:09:24 PM

Yeahup looking forward to it. Just dropped the Asus 750SB FX board into my machine running 2 1gb 4870's and a 9950 at 3111 ghz right now and it's severely processor limited. Hopefully a new 940 at 3.8 or so will free things up :) 

and they won't peform as well as i7's overall. I'll bet they better than C2Q's, but the i7 is in it's own league.


PW
December 29, 2008 7:24:18 PM

well Descendency,

after buying this board I have to say I don't believe it is garbage, I believe many other brands, Asus, GB, alot of the boards that first came out had problems with the 600sb. The Jetway handles my 6400x2 b.e. just fine, no blue screens nothing. Just has a hard time with the Quad core for some reason. I wouldn't say it is a really good mother board, but it is a decent one.
December 29, 2008 9:56:34 PM

Im not waiting, ive got 3 of them at the house right now...


December 29, 2008 9:58:08 PM

Jetway is not that bad.......there are far worse mobo makers. Not to mention Jetway has a fairly decent website and wide and decent low-mid range selection for basic use and HTPCs.
December 29, 2008 10:54:58 PM

it looks more like AM2+ rather than AM3 DDR 1066 supported? SB600. I would much rather wait for something with DDR3 and the SB800.
December 29, 2008 11:21:45 PM

Thats what I thought, AM2+ instead of the am3. Jetway is not bad at all, I was just dissapointed with the 600sb and the bios issue with my board. It was a pain to update but I got it done. Looks like they have been trying to get into highend market, but with that board I don't know what there thinking. 750sb min... is what it needed.
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