Amd phenom Tags: CPUs Computers AMD Phenom Product Last response: November 2, 2011 8:39 PM in CPUs Share marcd2011 November 2, 2011 6:28:57 PM Right I know about computers, but im no expert, so I was wondering what is the difference between an amd phenom x4 3.4 and the black edition one? they both run at the same speed? and would it make a difference which one I buy for gaming with? thanks alot for any and all help More about : amd phenom Baralis a b à CPUs November 2, 2011 6:58:10 PM Black editions are identical with the exception of having an unlocked multiplier. This gives you the option to overclock by simply increasing the multiplier making the job much simpler. m 0 l infernal November 2, 2011 7:01:52 PM BE also tends to have the higher amount of cache. I.E. L3 of the BE Phenom II is 6 mb wheras some of the weaker models use 512 kb m 0 l Related resources amd phenom 9150e compatible with radeon 7770 - Forum amd phenom b50 - Forum geforce gtx 760 with AMD Phenom II X4 925 - Forum AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition 955 doubt - Forum GTX 650Sc Good Enough for Dayz Epoch Plus Amd phenom x4 945 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer marcd2011 November 2, 2011 7:10:43 PM Oh rite lol, wel im buyin a phenom ii x4 9xx, but I dnt know which one to get. the highest I can have is 965 BE, is the something just as good for cheaper, or is this the best option? Ive got an amd athlon ii x3 425 6gb ddr3 ram soon to be 8 sapphire radeon hd 5570 1gb, getting 6770 soon 230watt psu I think, but im getting an antec 620watt dnt know what name lol 1TB hdd m 0 l saint19 a c 159 à CPUs a b À AMD November 2, 2011 7:12:11 PM The only Phenom at 3.4GHz that exist is the Phenom II X4 965 BE, the BE means unlock multiplier for easy overclock. What's the difference between an unlocked CPU and a locked CPU? Overclock capability. I suggest you the Phenom II X4 955, excellent CPU and cheap for performance. m 0 l marcd2011 November 2, 2011 7:19:38 PM Thanks alot, Well then it looks like im gunna go for that then, it is am3 socket? Isnt it and the 6770 im gunna get will the work good with it? as in not run games slow? aswel what 6770 is the best to buy? Saphire, xfx etc? m 0 l saint19 a c 159 à CPUs a b À AMD November 2, 2011 7:23:14 PM Yeah it's AM3 socket. For GPU i always prefer ASUS or MSI, can you go with a 6850? Would be better for games. m 0 l marcd2011 November 2, 2011 7:29:53 PM Erm not to sure yet, im just looking to see whats best for money will that run on 620watt antec psu? Is sapphire any good? Ive got sapphire 5570 and its not been bad at all m 0 l saint19 a c 159 à CPUs a b À AMD November 2, 2011 7:47:46 PM Depends of the model that you buy, I'd suggest this Antec: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Yeah, Sapphire is good but not for overclock. If you aren't interested in overclock is a good option. m 0 l marcd2011 November 2, 2011 7:54:36 PM Lol well i think I will overclock it, more performance so too right, well then whats the best 6770 for OC? cheers for the help m 0 l saint19 a c 159 à CPUs a b À AMD November 2, 2011 8:07:14 PM ASUS or MSI with good cooling desing. m 0 l marcd2011 November 2, 2011 8:32:26 PM Lol ok then, thanks for all the help m 0 l saint19 a c 159 à CPUs a b À AMD November 2, 2011 8:39:26 PM Your welcome m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAMD Phenom II X4 965 BE bottlenecking R9 270X Forum SolvedCompatible motherboards for AMD Phenom II 1055T processors? Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II x4 960T Black Edition on Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 Motherboard? Forum Solvedamd r9 270x gpu with amd phenom b50 x4 Forum SolvedWill AMD Phenom II x6 1090T bottleneck Sapphire 7950 3GB? Forum Solvedunclocking cores of AMD PHENOM II X2 550 Forum SolvedStock AMD Phenom II 955 BE Fan Loud Forum SolvedDo I have a Black Edition (BE)? - AMD Phenom X4 955 Deneb Forum SolvedAMD Phenom CPUs- Still kicking? Forum SolvedAMD FX 6300 vs Phenom IIx6 1090T black edition Forum SolvedAMD Phenom X6 1055T First Time overclocking Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X3 710 - 4th Core Unlock! Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X6 1100T & R9 280X? Forum SolvedAmd phenom 995 or 955 which one is better for gaming Forum SolvedAMD Phenom x4 965 black vs Athlon x4 750k Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !