By Edward Chester
Reviewed: 25 Aug 2009
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 2000 MHz 3.4 GHz 2MB Socket AM3 CPU 100% Work
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz Quad Core Black Edition 125W Processor AM3 CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, ASRock M3A770DE Motherboard, Zalman CNPS5X
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz HDZ965FBK4DGM AM3 Processor - Tested *
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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