AMD Phenom II and Athlon II CPU Launch

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21st of September 2010 AMD announces 6 new processors:

  • 3.5GHz (3.0GHz base) Phenom II X6 1075T
  • 3.5GHz Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition
  • 3.3GHz Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition
  • 3.1GHz Athlon II X4 645
  • 3.2GHz Athlon II X3 450
  • 3.3GHz Athlon II X2 265

Here we assembled some IT press feedback about them.

Key quotes:

“New Athlon and Phenom processors are improved in every way. Higher operating frequencies make better results in tests, and potential of overclocking is slightly increased, so some of these specimens are completely stable to work on more than 4.1GHz.” (Adriatic)

“Finally, the AMD offer is definitely getting better, and it is surprising to find that Intel does not offer quad-core midrange processor etched in 32nm.” (France)

“In this price range where Core i7-920 is also included, AMD Phenom II X6 1090T manages to keep it at bay in most of the benchmarks. Even the only slightly slower 1075T often battles against the Nehalem chip. Users who want to spend between 175 and 240 Euros for a CPU find an attractive offer with the Phenom IIX6 models.” (Germany)

“Intel’s overclockable CPUs – the Core i5-655K and i7-875K – can’t match this for bang-per-buck, and with a custom cooler it may well be possible to eke even better performance out of the Phenom II X4 970.” 
PC Pro (UK)

“The Phenom II X6 1075T – If you are the kind of guy that that likes a spicy PC, plays the occasional game, yet has a strong focus on compute performance, content creation and multi-media transcoding etc. then nothing available in the market to date can do what the X6 processors manage for this kind of money.” 
Guru3D (The Netherlands)

Award Logos:

In France, Phenom IIX6 1075T, Phenom IIX4 970 and the Athlon IIX4 645 are awarded ‘4 stars out of 5’, Phenom II X2 650  is awarded ‘3 stars out of 5’ by  In the Nordics, Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition was awarded ‘Seal of Approval’ and the ‘Golden Bear Award’ by In the UK, AMD Phenom II X6 1075T and AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition both received the HardwareHeaven’s ‘Silver Award’, while AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition scooped the ‘Gold Award’ and ‘Value Award’. In the Netherlands Guru3D gave “Great value” – award to all the new CPUs they tested (Phenom II X6 1075T, X4 970BE & Athlon II X4 645). 

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