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Hardware Roundup: AMD Phenom II Socket AM3 Edition

Category: CPU's
Posted: 05:32AM

AMD officially launched the Phenom II series of processors at CES back in January. The first of its desktop CPUs using a 45nm manufacturing process, the processors were based on the AM2+ socket and supported DDR2 memory. At the time AMD also said it would be offering a new AM3 socket processor that would finally offer support for DDR3 memory. Today we get a chance to look at the first of the new AM3 processors being released in both quad- and triple-core models. These processors are also backward compatible with AM2+ boards running DDR2 memory, which offers a flexible upgrade path for current AMD users. The Phenom II X3 720 is a triple-core processor clocked at 2.8GHz with 6MB L3 cache and 1.5MB L2 cache (512KB each core). It is also a Black Edition processor with an unlocked multiplier for potentially higher overclocking room. The Phenom II X4 810 is clocked at 2.6GHz with 4MB total L3 cache and 2MB L2 cache (512KB each core). Both processors will support DDR2 1066MHz and DDR3 1333MHz memory speeds using a 128-bit wide integrated memory controller.

AMD Phenom II 720 and 810 AM3 @ OCC
Phenom II X4 810 and X3 720 Processor Review - DDR3 Arrives for AMD @ PC Perspective
AMD Phenom II X4 810 and X3 720 BE @ Lost Circuits
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition and X4 810 Processors @ HotHardware
AMD Socket AM3 Arrives The Real Phenom II Detailed @ TweakTown
Phenom II Gets Affordable with DDR3 & AM3 @ [H]ardOCP
AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE & Phenom II X4 810 Processor @ Legit Reviews
Phenom 2 X4 940 BE, X4 810 & X3 720 BE @ Bjorn3D
AMD Phenom II X4 810 Review & Overclocking @ Neoseeker

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