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AMD Phenom II X4: 45nm Benchmarked
By , Frank Voelkel

Prices for the Phenom II fall into a fairly narrow range. For lots of 1,000, AMD will sell a Phenom II X4 940 running at 3.0 GHz for about $275 each, while the 200 MHz slower Phenom II X4 920 goes for $235 per unit. We also compared system costs for AMD and Intel builds as well.

System
AMD Phenom II
Intel Core i7
Intel Core 2 Quad
Processor
Phenom X4 940: 
$275
Core i7 920: 
$300
Core 2 Quad Q6600:
$190
Motherboard
MSI DKA790GX:
$130
Asus P6T:
$249
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P:
 $135
RAM
G.SKILL 4GB:
 $49
G.SKILL 6GB:
$144
G.SKILL 4GB:
$49
Overall
$454
$693
$374


A comparable Core 2 Quad Q6600 system from Intel costs about $80 less than a Phenom II system. But the Core i7 is no competition to the Phenom II in this price segment, thanks to the i7’s tri-channel DDR3 RAM and its still fairly expensive motherboards.

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