TechSpot: AMD CPU Refresh - 5 New Phenom II & Athlon II Models

AMD is replenishing its ranks with five “new” processors which include an ultra affordable dual-core model and a modestly priced hexa-core processor.

While the Phenom II X6 1055T operates at 2.80GHz and the 1090T Black Edition at 3.20GHz, the new 1075T slots in-between them with an operating frequency of 3.0GHz. Along with this new hexa-core processor we also have the Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition, Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition, Athlon II X4 645 and Athlon II X2 265.

What we have here are five new AMD processors, none of which depart from what we had already. On the upside though, AMD has introduced all of these models at existent price points which will translate in small price cuts for older processors and overall savings to consumers.

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They also have mobo/cpu combo deals that are pretty good for regular people. If only memory prices would drop it would really be more affordable.

This isn't about just the price. If you have an am2+ motherboard you don't have to upgrade the motherboard to get a newer processor. If I wanted to I could drop a six core in my pc. I am still running a phenom II 940. Still running strong. Don't need to have the fastest thing out there to get what I need done.

jznomoney said,
This isn't about just the price. If you have an am2+ motherboard you don't have to upgrade the motherboard to get a newer processor. If I wanted to I could drop a six core in my pc. I am still running a phenom II 940. Still running strong. Don't need to have the fastest thing out there to get what I need done.
That's really pretty nice. I want to switch to AMD.

The i7 930 is currently $199 at microcenter (and has been for months), I have my OC'd on air easily to 4GHz. It's a pretty awesome processor, I see no point to the AMDs above.

ZenVenT said,
The i7 930 is currently $199 at microcenter (and has been for months), I have my OC'd on air easily to 4GHz. It's a pretty awesome processor, I see no point to the AMDs above.
Fan boy...

ZenVenT said,
The i7 930 is currently $199 at microcenter (and has been for months), I have my OC'd on air easily to 4GHz. It's a pretty awesome processor, I see no point to the AMDs above.

To each their own.

You can also OC those Thubans too.

When you factor in the other components of the computer such as the motherboard, AMD systems are usually cheaper to build. And in 95% of real world situations, the AMD system will be just as fast. I hit 4ghz with my x4 965 on air as well, so I guess my AMD processor is equally awesome.

homeboy rocketshoulders said,
When you factor in the other components of the computer such as the motherboard, AMD systems are usually cheaper to build. And in 95% of real world situations, the AMD system will be just as fast. I hit 4ghz with my x4 965 on air as well, so I guess my AMD processor is equally awesome.

Plus 'Black Editions' are more affordable than ever, you won't have a company trying to lock you out from OCing either.

Sonic. said,

Plus 'Black Editions' are more affordable than ever, you won't have a company trying to lock you out from OCing either.

all you guys think about is the ghz number... it says NOTHING about the performance. Intel trounces AMD in this matter. I'm no fanboy... it's just a fact!

Mouettus said,

all you guys think about is the ghz number... it says NOTHING about the performance. Intel trounces AMD in this matter. I'm no fanboy... it's just a fact!


I'm exclusively Intel in my boxes right now but sell mostly AMD because most of my customers are more concerned about the price/performance ratio. Not everyone lives near a Microcenter and as such can't get the cheap i7 deals. Intel might trounce AMD in overall performance on most of their CPU's, but AMD has the price/performance advantage and in some cases a heat output (or lack thereof) advantage. So get *your* facts straight, not everyone looks at just the clock speeds...

Sonic. said,

To each their own.

You can also OC those Thubans too.

atlest in the future amd use won;t have to by a 50$+ fastcash card to unlock there cpu preformance>LOL

blackEdition FTW.

What is the release date for these new CPU's? I found some listings online but none of the stores show when they'll become available. And where is the Phenom II X2 565 BE 3.4GHz?

Gungel said,
What is the release date for these new CPU's? I found some listings online but none of the stores show when they'll become available. And where is the Phenom II X2 565 BE 3.4GHz?

Nevermind, I found one at Provantage.com

Finally going over 3.4Ghz!!! Maybe now intel won't sit around on their arch which can work at 4Ghz+ without any real problems! Yay for competition.

Sky_Black said,
Aww my Phenom II X4 965 BE is outdated now

No, it's not outdated. The 970be is a 965be with a higher pricetag.

homeboy rocketshoulders said,

I feel your pain. Looks like I gotta upgrade my 965.

I won't upgrade at all ^.^ quite content with my upgrade from an x2 560 to a x4 965 If anything my 3870 needs upgrading, but all in good time =]

Twisp said,

No, it's not outdated. The 970be is a 965be with a higher pricetag.


And a slightly higher stock clock speed, so how can you say it's the same thing?

Sky_Black said,
Aww my Phenom II X4 965 BE is outdated now

Ahh, no... They're basically the same CPU but with a slightly higher stock speed. It's still a Black Edition CPU, which means you can still just chuck 2 onto the multiplier and have it running at 3.8 either way.

JoeBoxr said,

So is my Opteron 185 but you don't hear me complaining!

Im personly have the 3.4ghz x4 Im waiting till a x6 4.0ghz stocked comes out before I uprade again.

ir0nw0lf said,

And a slightly higher stock clock speed, so how can you say it's the same thing?

Increasing the clock speed by 100mhz doesn't justify raising the price by 20 bucks. It's the same proc for a higher price. You get no noticeable difference from 100mhz so this is just AMD trying to make a few extra bucks.