AMD Phenom II X4 45nm CPU Release – Why Buy a New Phenom II PC

Phenom II X4 45nm Processors for Gaming, Performance, and Business.

AMD Phenom II X4 920 & 940 Processors

The new AMD Phenom II Processors are now starting to hit online retailers. While there has been talk online about the release of the Phenom II for awhile now it has been near impossible to find a store that had one in stock.

This week I started noticing several online vendors that were now carrying the AMD Phenom II X4 CPUs. Since I am always trying to stay on top of current trends in technology I wanted to cover some of the information about the Phenom II and why I think it is a great alternative to the Intel Core i7 Processor.

It really comes down to three main things.

  • Price
  • Availability
  • Performance

AMD Phenom II X4 Pricing

Because of some of the struggles that AMD has run into in the past few years they have really taken on a philosophy of being very competitive with Intel in price. AMD manages to create CPUs that offer great performance at a fraction of the cost of Intel Processors.

While these chips may not rank as well as Intel’s latest offerings in the benchmarks many of us cannot afford to break the bank while constantly upgrading our PCs. Another important reason is for resellers that need to offer the most competitive price to their customers. AMD has always kept this in mind and has offered a very competitive price on their CPUs.

Phenom II X4 Availability

As I mentioned above the Phenom II has generated a lot of excitement in the past few months but users have been hard pressed to actually find one to buy. This week I have started seeing more online retailers carrying the product. I stumble across two Phenom II’s yesterday at the link below:

Buy the New AMD Phenom II X4 CPUs

Because of the competitive pricing and ready availability of the Phenom II the chips stand to be a great alternative for builders, and resellers who need an inexpensive, high performance solution to offer to their customers.

They are also a great option for end users, performance enthusiasts and gamers who are ready to build their new PC “NOW”. It’s not often that you can pickup the latest hardware without waiting in line somewhere at 6:00am in the morning. It’s refreshing to have access to a hot new product where this is not the case.

AMD Phenom II X4 CPU Performance Benchmarks

AMD has once again done a great job of creating a very competitive CPU that offers outstanding performance at a low cost.

AMD Phenom II X4 Benchmarks and Performance

In some of the latest benchmarks online the AMD Phenom II 940 scores better than the Intel Extreme QX6700. This means instead of spending around $1,000+ on the QX6700 you can spend around $250 on the Phenom II 940 and use the other $800 dollars to build the rest of your PC.

When compared to the Intel Core i7 920 the AMD Phenom II X4 holds it’s own against the competition. Under PC Mark and 3D Mark Tomshardware has the Phenom II 940 almost neck in neck with the Core i7 920. This means you can get the same great performance found in Intel’s newest line of processors for about $50+ dollars less.

Once again AMD has proven that its focus is to provide high performance CPU solutions to users at an affordable price.

AMD Phenom II X4 Technical Specs

According to AMD’s product brief the Phenom II is a CPU that is designed to offer a high-end media experience to users for high definition entertainment, gaming and media applications.

It is a high performance CPU featuring a Quad Core design that makes the most of energy efficiency to offer quality and performance to users.

AMD Phenom II X4 Technical Specs

Phenom II Key Architecture & Design

  • Offers a true Quad Core x86 Processor
  • Improves efficiency by connecting the Processor and Memory controller
  • Allows simultaneous 32 bit and 64 bit computing.
  • Integrated DDR2 memory controller.
  • Up to 33.1GB/s processor-to-system bandwidth.
  • Shared L3 Cache
  • And much more…

There are almost too many new features to list them all in one article. For the full technical specs and details I recommend you check out the AMD website which goes into detail on all the improvements in the Phenom II processors.

AMD Phenom™ II X4 Processors for Home

AMD Phenom II X4 Key Architectural Features

AMD Phenom II Final Thoughts and Review

With all the benefits we have discussed above and a price point that offers an affordable high performance CPU, that is easy to source the AMD Phenom II really offers the total package.

Whether you are a gamer, performance enthusiast, and just want a great PC to check your email with you don’t need to spend a fortune to stay up on the cutting edge.

Looking at the benchmarks the Phenom II has received along with the technical specs listed in AMD’s homepage it is easy to see why this CPU has generated so much buzz in the past few months.

If you are looking for a great processor that offers Core i7 performance at a fraction of the cost the new AMD Phenom II X4 CPU might be just the solution you are looking for.


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My New Core i7 Performance Gaming PC

Extreme Performance from Intel’s Latest Core i7 CPU

Custom Intel Core i7 Performance and Gaming PCsI have finally found my new computer! I have been waiting for the past year or so to upgrade and I have decided I will be going with Intel’s new Core i7 processor. I have already been fortunate enough to see several of these systems in action and they are blazing fast!

The thing really caught my eye with the Core i7 is the amount of features that are supported by the CPU. All Core i7 processors are quad core CPUs, but this time Intel included hyper threading in the chip which means you will get blazing fast performance from a CPU that is seen by the operating system as having 8 cores!

In addition to the speed and performance that is gained from a quad core hyper-threading processor the Core i7 has an onboard 3 channel memory control, with direct access to system RAM to eliminate any bottle necks in read / write time to the system memory.

I could go on and on about all the improvements to the Core i7 but the most convincing thing is actually seeing these chips in action. I have seen several of these systems built for customers during diagnostics and benchmark tests and the speed completely blows away the Intel Core 2, dual core, and quad core processors.

I have found a really great deal on a Custom Intel Core i7 Performance PC at CPU Solutions that I already have in the works. Not only was the price great, all the parts were in stock and ready to go! I went with the base configuration offered on the website and upgraded the video card to the Xfx Geforce Gtx 280.

If you are looking for a great deal on a performance or gaming system you should check out the selection they have on Core i7 systems. Don’t settle for anything else as this is the direction the hardware will be going from here on out. I can’t wait to set this beast up and get some of the latest demos installed to test it out!


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