Printed from http://www.electronista.com

AMD announces Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition CPU

updated 10:15 pm EDT, Thu April 23, 2009

AMD Phenom Black Edition

AMD on Thursday announced its latest processor in the Phenom II series, the quad-core X4 955 Black Edition that is geared for gaming or overclocking. The CPU is claimed to be the company's fastest yet, running at 3.2 GHz, with a 4,000MHz bus, 2MB of L2 cache and 6MB of L3 cache. The platform, codenamed "Dragon," consists of the Black Edition processor, AMD 7-Series chipsets and ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics.

The processor can be used in conjunction with the company's OverDrive 3.0 software for overclocking. AMD at CES broke the FutureMark 3DMark 05 world record, with the first quad-core x86 processor to surpass 6.5GHz and reach 45,474 3DMarks. A liquid-helium cooling system was used to reach temperatures of -232 degrees Celsius.

With standard overclocking, lacking the advanced cooling technology, the CPU was brought up to 4.2GHz. The method is described in a blog post written by AMD's senior manager of advanced marketing, Ian McNaughton.

The Black Edition CPU is now available and can be purchased alone for $245.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News