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AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor
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Written by Gizmo   
Monday, 17 August 2009 13:03

Techware Labs takes a look at this offering from AMD and shows us what to expect:

With each new release from AMD they are able to fine tune their processors a bit more than before. We are talking about more than just adding a few exta clock cycles or a bump in speed. There are more subtle changes that result in a product that meets consumers needs much better. AMD has not forgotten that many of their consumers are overclockers and we will be of course taking a look at how the newly announced Phenom II 965 Black Edition does in the overclocking arena but first lets take a look at the shiny new CPU.

Sporting a default speed of 3.4GHz the 965 comes in 200MHz faster than the previous flagship the 955. This is in keeping with AMD’s overall history and planning. The 965 raises the ceiling in terms of maximum TDP but we have also been told it should be a better overclocker. We will put that to the test later, but for now here are the stats:

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