Phenom 9700, AMD's 1st Quad-Core CPU

Phenom - Models

Three different CPU models were mentioned in the first slide of the presentation we received in preparation for AMD's event.

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Phenom CPUs
NameClock SpeedL2 CacheL3 CacheTDP
AMD Phenom 97002.4 GHz4x 512 kB2 MB125 W
AMD Phenom 96002.3 GHz4x 512 kB2 MB95 W
AMD Phenom 95002.2 GHz4x 512 kB2 MB95 W

The first slide of AMD's Phenom presentation

We tested all three models extensively.

AMD Phenom 9700

AMD Phenom 9600

AMD Phenom 9500

However, once the presentation reached the point where specific models were mentioned, AMD only spoke about two of the models.

Now there's only talk of two CPUs...

As you can imagine, the journalists present asked why AMD's presentation was limited to the Phenom 9500 and 9600 models and what had happened to the 9700...

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  • spearhead
    good review but you should have had included more result of the overclocked phenom. i just want to know how much juce i you can push out of it for me it is a must it beats the 6400+ otherwise its not worth purchasing in my opinion, it just has to beat its older generation when its running at same clocks.that is why amd has to work on its clock speed and cache. hopefully deneb will be out soon. i would also realy appriciate it to see some review about the phenom 9850 black edition compared against both the 6000+ 6400+ and q6600 and q9300 and maybe some e8xxx model. with overclocked results. pushed it to the maximum. would be realy cool hehe :)
  • haifen
    The SB700 does indeed support at least one PATA port as my motherboard has an IDE connector and I can use it with the ATIIXP PATA driver.