By Edward Chester
Reviewed: 25 Aug 2009
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 - Black Edition - Quad Core 3.4ghz
AMD Phenom II X4 965 - 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (HDZ965FBK4DGM) Black Edition Processor
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (HDZ965FBGMBOX)
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (HDZ965FBK4DGM) Processor
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula, AMD Motherboard + AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
Well this review confirms what me and my mates have been seeing. The Phenom II 955 is actually faster than the core i7 920. We both have the same graphics cards, same amount of ram and same OS. But for some reason my Phenom II gives higher frames per second in games than his i7 920. This seems to be very true in Crysis. We tried 1280 by 1024 and 1920 by 1200. That’s really strange though, for some reason Tom’s hardware shows the opposite. According to Tom’s hardware the Core i7 920 has gained 30% extra speed for no reason since they first tested it. See it for yourself. Core i7 920 Vs Phenom II 955http://www.tomshardware.com/re... Core i7 920 Vs Phenom II 965http://www.tomshardware.com/re...Well there is no way I am going to believe any reviews from Tom’s anymore… hehe
Baron, they use different graphics cards in those tests. The first is the Zotac GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896 MB, the second is the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 2 GB.
Then again, it's pretty straight forward to OC the i7 920 from 2.66 to 4+ GHz, steady and stable with only air cooling. Now that's great value for money!
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