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** The Official Phenom II 920/940 Review/Overclocking Thread **

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by clocka, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. clocka

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    Please use this thread for posting reviews in and posting your overclocks and settings used for them in here, will save us having alot of topics. I will update this first post with all the review links posted in here.

    Reviews:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-ii-940,2114.html#xtor=RSS-182
    http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3492
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phenomii940/
    http://hothardware.com/Articles/Enter-The-Dragon-AMD-Phenom-II-X4-940/
    http://www.amdzone.com/index.php/news/cpus/11034-amd-phenom-ii-x4-940-be-review
    http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/amd_phenom_ii/
    http://www.cluboc.net/reviews/cpu/amd/PhenomII940Black/p1.asp
    http://icrontic.com/articles/amd-phenom-ii-review
    http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1460
    http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,672218/Reviews/AMD_Phenom_II_X4-_Deneb_reviewed/
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/17...ves_45nm_deneb_and_dragon_platform/index.html
    http://techreport.com/articles.x/16147
    http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTYwNyw1LCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==
    http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/amd_phenom_2_940_performance/
    http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/processors/123-p2940x4
    http://www.elitebastards.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=667&Itemid=27
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...are-canucks-benchmarkers-guide-phenom-ii.html
    http://www.lostcircuits.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=51&Itemid=42
    http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/view.php?cid=2&id=2778
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/860/1/
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-phenom-ii-x4-920-and-940-review-test/1
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2009/01/08/amd-phenom-ii-x4-940-and-920-review/1
    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2338338,00.asp
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-phenom-ii-x4_2.html#sect0
    http://www.vikingreviews.dk/artikler/processorer/119-amd-phenom-ii-x4-940-black-edition
    http://www.ocworkbench.com/2009/gigabyte/N295-18I-B/intro-Gigabyte-N295-18I-B-295-GTX.htm
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2009
  2. EvilOne

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    Theres a nice list here.
     
  3. mattymaxx

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    ordered mine today! a 940! :)
     
  4. NightmareXX

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    I'll be ordering mine today hopefully :D

    AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 940 3.0GHz (Socket AM2+) - Retail
    Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail
    DFI Lan Party DK 790FXB-M2RSH AMD 790FX (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
    OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-6400C5 800MHz SLI-Ready Edition Low Latency Dual Channel DDR2 (OCZ2N800SR4GK)
    Thermalright Ultra-120A CPU Cooler (Socket AM2/LGA775)
    Akasa AK-191-SM Smoke Ultra Quiet 120mm Fan - 3 pin
     
  5. clocka

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    thanks evilone, i've updated the list with those.

    nightmarex, your sig is too big, think 4 lines is the max allowed.
     
  6. mattymaxx

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    since they aint the black edition im guessing the multiplier isnt unlocked?
     
  7. clocka

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    ocuk doesnt seem to have the Black Editioin, but they are on sale in america for sure, dunno about other uk stores, i guess we'll find out from Gibbo or someone later today about those.
     
  8. NightmareXX

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  9. gurusan

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    ...so....it's approximately 10% faster than a Q6600 stovk for stock...yet it's clocked 25% faster and costs roughly twice as much.

    whoopdy doo
     
  10. Bleek

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    Not very constructive was it. :rolleyes:

    For reference this a constructive post from a current Intel Q6600 owner:

     
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  11. FoxEye

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    I thought the big deal about the new AMDs was going to be how competitively priced they were. Slightly worse performance than the Intel, but a lot cheaper.

    I was looking forward to quad cores for < £100. Looks like I was dreaming :p
     
  12. NightmareXX

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    Just phoned the shop and the 940's they have aren't the black edition :(
     
  13. EvilOne

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    They are compeating with high end core2quads, for mainstream prices. Im sure they will release some lower clocked versions later on for low end.
     
  14. Trunks9486

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    Hey give them some credit now :)

    Kentsfield itself was a remarkable chip for its time, and Yorkfield built upon that, which is why many of us do not see i7 as being a worthy upgrade yet...

    Phenom II is slower clock for clock, they knew that, and we knew that as Phenom was slower as well. At least now it come highly clocked out of the box, with more headroom than ever, and from what i see, most review sites do not overclock anything else but the processor using the unlocked multiplier. Overclocking the Northbridge yielded increased performance for Phenom, enough to be competitve with Kentsfield at high clock anyway.

    I am not saying it the best chip ever, but for AM2 or AM2+ owners its a great upgrade. Even for someone considering a new build and cannot afford the i7 its a viable choice.

    In my opinion Intel's greatest advantage last round was the ease to overclock, which is why Q6600 was king. When overclocked they killed AMD in price performance, and the Halo effect affected AMD a lot.
     
  15. EvilOne

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    that sucks :(
     
  16. Emlyn_Dewar

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    You'd be a bit mad to buy a 940 non BE, given that the BE flavour is usually about £5 more...
     
  17. Bleek

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    AMD don't currently make a locked 940, so what it's worth you can ONLY buy a Black Edition 940 (even though it might not be boxed/labelled as one)!
     
  18. FoxEye

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    How so? The PhenomII is more expensive than the q6600.

    How do they compare if you overclock them both?
     
  19. Bleek

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    There are users on the web with overclocked NBs beating the equivilent Kentsfield clock-for-clock, push the NB past the Intel speeds and the AMD PII pull ahead and yet as you say, 99% of review sites are just fudging with the multiplier!
     
  20. clocka

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    looks like they are probably all black for 940's, a competitor definately has black. The 3.0ghz overclocks to around 3.9ghz a q6600 will overclock from 2.4ghz to around 3.6ghz so its safe to say the amd will be alot worse than q6600 when you overclock them both.
     


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