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$120 Phenom II AM3 overclocks over 1G near stock volts

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February 6, 2009 2:56:26 AM



From CA guy:
I saw those processors in the glass case tonight. The 720 runs at 2.8GHz and the 710 runs at 2.6GHz. Both are 95W processors.

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1392286

Chinese site with new preview of AMD Phenom II AM3-based CPU utilizing DDR3
memory.

http://itbbs.pconline.com.cn/diy/9762248.html

February 6, 2009 3:01:56 AM

Prices are good for sure. 3.6ghz on stock voltage is good also, but this lends to the ideal that these Phenom II's are being sent out of the factory pre-overvolted. But then again alot of Q6600's can hit 3.2ghz with a voltage DECREASE.
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February 6, 2009 6:04:50 AM

With these coming out is there any reason to buy the PII 940 anymore? Also any news on the new quad cores? These only tested the X3.
February 6, 2009 6:36:32 AM

spathotan said:
Prices are good for sure. 3.6ghz on stock voltage is good also, but this lends to the ideal that these Phenom II's are being sent out of the factory pre-overvolted. But then again alot of Q6600's can hit 3.2ghz with a voltage DECREASE.


But they run hotter, draw more power, have been discontinued, etc, etc.

Also, if they can run with a voltage decrease, they are also sent out of the factory pre-overvolted.
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February 6, 2009 9:05:17 AM

dattimr said:
But they run hotter, draw more power, have been discontinued, etc, etc.

Also, if they can run with a voltage decrease, they are also sent out of the factory pre-overvolted.


But the point still remains. That the Q6600 is and will still be one of the best quad cores ever made. Not really a way to fight it. Hell I can atest to being able to under volt my Q6600 while OCing and have screenshots to prove it.

And not always pre overvolted. Each Q6600 is different as are most Intel CPUs. Mine is at 1.275v while others may be at 1.3 or 1.32v and those with a higher VID tend to not OC as well.
February 6, 2009 9:39:58 AM

Give it up the q6600 is a dead cpu jeeze let it go already.
February 6, 2009 9:48:38 AM

no UK pricing or stockists yet from what i can see :/ 
February 6, 2009 10:22:36 AM

dattimr said:

Also, if they can run with a voltage decrease, they are also sent out of the factory pre-overvolted.


Which is why I mentioned it. Its a possibility.
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February 6, 2009 7:11:31 PM

If no one has noticed these are X3 that are priced that cheaply, not the X4.
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February 6, 2009 7:29:42 PM

Hmm, I clicked on Fuddy's google-translator link and got:

Quote:
However, it would be the first to review the news and will continue to work on. II 720 Black Edition Phenom X3 processors are about the position have only a few hours before you go live abroad, this time managed to bring the sound.

Phenom X3 refer to our review of the foreign source for news here, you can click.

In the meantime, our work will go live again on Monday provided for those who wondered go.


Now my head hurts..
February 6, 2009 8:14:46 PM

WOW 120 bucks! performs like the rest of amd weak sissy crap...
February 6, 2009 8:19:01 PM

Dont be such an obvious fanboy sharken.

Given these prices and the overclock-ability these will probably beat up on the overpriced E8500 and E8600.
February 6, 2009 8:25:36 PM

I thought you ordered one online psycho like a week ago?
February 6, 2009 9:23:13 PM

Anyone know if all of Fry's stores have these prices or is it just one specific location?
February 6, 2009 9:43:05 PM

any one know what the real price of Phenom X3 720 BE
is it really for 120$
February 6, 2009 9:57:42 PM

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Obviously fry's isn't going to sell something and take a loss for it.

so Pleas give me fry's link :sweat: 
February 6, 2009 10:05:19 PM

jimmysmitty said:
But the point still remains. That the Q6600 is and will still be one of the best quad cores ever made. Not really a way to fight it. Hell I can atest to being able to under volt my Q6600 while OCing and have screenshots to prove it.

And not always pre overvolted. Each Q6600 is different as are most Intel CPUs. Mine is at 1.275v while others may be at 1.3 or 1.32v and those with a higher VID tend to not OC as well.


First off, the Q6600 is NOT a Quad Core Processor!!!!!

" The question still lingers “but this isn’t a true quad core CPU right?”, and as with the QX6700 the Q6600 is basically two Core 2 Duo processors built into a single multi chip module."
http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews/Q6600/index.php

UNDERSTAND, MOST PEOPLE DO NOT OVERCLOCK BECAUSE IT INCREASES THE COST OF THE MACHINE AND SHORTENS ITS LIFE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivx0XYMCZJw

At stock speeds the Q6600 loses to Phenom 9500 series.
You need to stop thinking a Multi Chip Module is better.

An AMD Phenom II overclocked to 6.5 Ghz:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB0JodKgZ0A

That's damned impressive considering the Phenom II costs $840 less then an Intel i7:

Ci7 965EE/3.2GHz LGA1366 6.4 GT/s $1079.99
X4 940 / 3.00GHz Socket AM2+ 1800MHz (3600 MT/s) $239.99

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/catego...

You UNEDUCATED Intel Fanbois sure love to waste your money, don't you ?

FACTS ARE FACTS. AMD is the smarter choice PERIOD.
February 6, 2009 10:17:19 PM

where to start eh.....
February 6, 2009 10:42:40 PM

Good link Boredatcanon. That MSI board is BAD ASS. That low profile heatsink for the NB and mosfets is superb, i love it, also will have no problem putting high end large heatsinks down on it. The box art is also appealing.
February 6, 2009 10:59:18 PM

spathotan said:
Good link Boredatcanon. That MSI board is BAD ASS. That low profile heatsink for the NB and mosfets is superb, i love it, also will have no problem putting high end large heatsinks down on it. The box art is also appealing.

all 790FX chipset board are great specialy this one from ASUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... :sol: 
February 6, 2009 11:08:20 PM

Eh ive seen that 100 times before. :D 
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February 7, 2009 1:22:49 AM

Mutant DDR3/DDR2 mobo ftl!
February 7, 2009 2:56:16 AM

I might have to look into these.
February 7, 2009 11:00:13 AM

The Q6600 hate is funny. Seems like a pretty nice processor to me.
February 7, 2009 12:22:22 PM

nkarasch said:
The Q6600 hate is funny. Seems like a pretty nice processor to me.


It is a very good processor, I don't think anyone here can deny that fact. However - its rather long in the tooth and prehistoric compared to both Intels and AMDs current 45nm offerings but it manages to be cheap and a massively good performer at the same time, which is why its popular. Now that there are processors by both AMD and Intel in the same price range that perform better with less power consumption - which makes the Q6600 rather redundant now.
February 7, 2009 1:07:35 PM

You cant be serious, you tools (read: Enigma) are still pushing the 'double cheeseburger' train?

Get a clue, it has 4 cores, and it goes in one socket. Guess what? Thats a quad core.
February 7, 2009 3:06:46 PM

Sorry B-Unit, according to enigma 2 x 2 does not = 4
February 7, 2009 3:51:15 PM

if the double cheeseburger argument is the best that can be made then it is acknowledgment of defeat. that is a stereotype fanboi remark which should discredit anything else typed with it.
as for the new 3 legged dog.. that is pretty impressive! i guess this one is a greyhound!
February 7, 2009 3:54:17 PM

Well the 8750BE is a pretty decent chip. You just never really hear about it much.
February 7, 2009 4:12:25 PM

be a nice one to use raise some eyebrows on TH for their system builder marathons.
February 7, 2009 4:38:39 PM

Ive build a system for $700. Two 4830's, 790X board, 8750BE, corsair 750W, 4GB of 1066 and a 1TB samsung HD. It comes to $705. Hard to beat considering the chip can get 3.0ghz at the least. Its good enough for anybody that games and wants to game at high settings at high res.
February 8, 2009 12:40:56 AM

spathotan said:
Ive build a system for $700. Two 4830's, 790X board, 8750BE, corsair 750W, 4GB of 1066 and a 1TB samsung HD. It comes to $705. Hard to beat considering the chip can get 3.0ghz at the least. Its good enough for anybody that games and wants to game at high settings at high res.


Personally I'd ditch the Phenom 1 and get a 920 or 940 and drop the 1066RAM to 800. I hate to say it but it was AMD themselves who proved that GHz doesn't always mean better performance. I like the dual 4830s though, good choice.
February 8, 2009 2:44:00 AM

These chips work well with DDR2-1066 Roffey. Also the price difference between 800 and 1066 is only a few dollars, few...dollars. Not only that but the $8 you save dropping the RAM down to 800mhz is lost by spending an extra $80+ on the Deneb's. That quick little build I mentioned was in response to roofus' mention of the marathon builds done by THG, its cheap and will perform very nice.
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February 8, 2009 10:05:50 AM

Roffey123 said:
Personally I'd ditch the Phenom 1 and get a 920 or 940 and drop the 1066RAM to 800. I hate to say it but it was AMD themselves who proved that GHz doesn't always mean better performance. I like the dual 4830s though, good choice.


Mm... if you can tolerate the Crossfire issues...
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February 8, 2009 4:27:32 PM

jimmysmitty said:
But the point still remains. That the Q6600 is and will still be one of the best quad cores ever made. Not really a way to fight it. Hell I can atest to being able to under volt my Q6600 while OCing and have screenshots to prove it.

And not always pre overvolted. Each Q6600 is different as are most Intel CPUs. Mine is at 1.275v while others may be at 1.3 or 1.32v and those with a higher VID tend to not OC as well.


lol the day you stop kissing the Q6600's ass is the day im going to die a happy man. looks like im going to live a very very long life.
February 8, 2009 6:29:34 PM

The Q6600 is a fantastic processor, for a number of reasons. It's native FSB is 1066, so it can be overclocked very easily to 1333 on nearly any motherboard. That reason alone is why few price/performance minded people bought Q9000 series before the recent price drops/Q6600 phase-out. It's had a great run, and was definitely ahead of AMD (Like Core 2, boy did they get lucky with that design).

Just don't listen to 'im, werxen. Most of what he says is ok.
February 10, 2009 4:57:12 PM

Well wanted to ask !!!
Will Phenom II 720(three cores) work on a AM2 motherboard ??
February 10, 2009 5:10:11 PM

swapneel said:
Well wanted to ask !!!
Will Phenom II 720(three cores) work on a AM2 motherboard ??


The new AM3 chips are back compatable with AM2+ boards and ddr2 yes. How long this will be the case we do not know.
February 10, 2009 5:28:28 PM

jerseygamer said:
The new AM3 chips are back compatable with AM2+ boards and ddr2 yes. How long this will be the case we do not know.




IT means that my M2a VM should be able to run Phenom II 720 !!! and best of all is that it is a 95W processor !!!
will it be noticeable upgrade from my 5600+ !!! well i hope so
February 10, 2009 6:43:19 PM

Check your motherboard manufacturer first, too. They have to issue a BIOS update. It should say whether it accepts Phenom II in its accepted CPU list.
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