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Old January 3, 2011, 09:02 PM
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There is no denying the fact that AMD has been hell-bent on providing the CPU market with some much-needed value options as of late. While this approach hasn't led to any direct competitors against Intel's high-end products, there are several Phenom and Athlon processors that feature an excellent price / performance ratio. Today, AMD is releasing two more quad core Phenom II CPUs: the enthusiast-friendly X4 975 BE and the sub-$120 X4 840.

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Old January 3, 2011, 09:12 PM
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Good price I guess, still pretty hard to get one of these considering the abysmal difference in performance compared to SB now for $100 more
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Found a mistake. The link in the conclusion section is broken and does not lead to this forum page.
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Found a mistake. The link in the conclusion section is broken and does not lead to this forum page.
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i figured something like this after his comment. still, if they can win in the bang per buck department? and it works on the retail level?> why not.

nice review, as always, maite
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Fixed, thanks.
Nice review, although it's a shame that the 975 is just coming out now with Sandy Bridge here. Although if the price gets cut enough it might be a budget contender.

Link still has issues too, it has an extra http and it's the 1100T thread link.

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I'm surprised the 840 did so well against the 945. they have the same clocks. yet I thought the L3 cache would have given the 945 a more noticeable lead. I just got a amd 945 95w(sucky MB) chip for 100$ but now I feel like I pretty much paid what it was worth instead of getting a deal :(
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I'm surprised the 840 did so well against the 945. they have the same clocks. yet I thought the L3 cache would have given the 945 a more noticeable lead. I just got a amd 945 95w(sucky MB) chip for 100$ but now I feel like I pretty much paid what it was worth instead of getting a deal :(
^^I would say that's still a good deal. enjoy.


Nice review. AMD can still (through price structure) compete in low to mid processors, but the desperately need bulldozer.

I wonder why they didn't call it athlon II x4 650?...would seem like the logical name to me if it has no L3
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Let us all hope that AMD has something good with Bulldozer and it's lesser siblings. With the release of I3-2100 and 2120, Intel will eat into AMD's low end. Better to have two healthy CPU producers than one.

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Like the reviewer said, these chips will make great drop in replacements for anyone running a dual core AM3 system who needs some more speed. Not too useful to anyone else though.
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Nice review,
It's just sad that AMD has nothing else to propose, now that SB is out.

AMD CPUs are a hard sell...they really have to wake up...
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