AMD Phenom II X4 940 overclocking performance

Just two weeks ago AMD launched their new Phenom II X4 processors. As we learned in our review, the flagship model also known as the Phenom II X4 940 performs on par with its Core 2 Quad competition, which comes as great news for AMD who was severely lagging behind Intel before this launch.

Now, when it comes to overclocking, it's not how far you can increase the clock speeds that matters the most, but rather how well the processor scales and therefore performs once overclocked.

We will find that out as we push the Phenom II X4 940 through a series of tests running at 3.60GHz. It'll also have to face some fierce competition from a range of Intel Core 2 and Core i7 processors. And of course, we'll illustrate you on what was involved in getting this overclock out of the Phenom II X4.

View: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Overclocking Performance

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I laugh at the fact how Intel just "RECENTLY" added the memory controller to their CPU dies. wow such advances.

intel geeks bring me to tears of laughter with their Apple-esque superiorirty banter lol

ChrisJ1968 said,
I laugh at the fact how Intel just "RECENTLY" added the memory controller to their CPU dies. wow such advances.

intel geeks bring me to tears of laughter with their Apple-esque superiorirty banter lol

They didn't need a memory controller on die to defeat AMD in most benchmarks with C2D though and that is all that really matters. The Core i7 takes it a step higher to a point that AMD may be second for years to come.

The bottom line is performance and price and intel is winning that battle, I long for the Athlon x2 vs Pentium D days.

sure you just spend 3 times more for any i7 setup.
your parents will be impressed when they will have to pay for your additional 10 frames per second.

Is that the best AMD can come up with? OC'ed up to 3.6GHz, and it still can't beat the i7s. It even lost out to the old Core 2 Quad on a couple occasions, and even lost to a Core 2 Duo in one test!

Poor show, AMD.