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AMD CPU HDZ955FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz AM3 125W Retail
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- Released in tandem with a new memory tuning tool called 'Black Edition Memory Profiles
- Feature unlocked multipliers
- Make it as easy as possible to transition from older socket
- AMD's Phenom II quad-core design emphasizes a larger L3 cache
- Prevents processor cores from tripping over each while waiting to search through a large, shared L2 cache
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|Processor Series||Phenom II X4||FX-Series Six-Core FX-6300||FX-Series Eight-Core FX-8350||FX-Series Quad-Core FX-4100||AMD Athlon||FX-Series Eight-Core FX-8350|
|Processor (CPU) Manufacturer||AMD||AMD||AMD||AMD||AMD||AMD|
|Processor (CPU) Model Socket||Socket AM3||socket_am3||socket_am3+||Socket AM3||socket am3 +||socket_am3+|
|Processor Speed||3.2 GHz||3.5 GHz||4 GHz||3.8 GHz||3 GHz||4 GHz|
|Item Dimensions||1.9 x 3.8 x 0.4 in||2.75 x 5.5 x 5 in||5 x 5.5 x 2.8 in||5 x 5.5 x 2.8 in||0.4 x 0.4 x 0.4 in||4.84 x 5.11 x 5.08 in|
|Item Weight||—||1 lb||3.84 ounces||—||1.32 lbs||1.48 lbs|
|Wattage||125 watts||95 watts||125 watts||95 watts||125 watts||—|
Released in tandem with a new memory tuning tool called 'Black Edition Memory Profiles,Feature unlocked multipliers,Make it as easy as possible to transition from older socket,AMD's Phenom II quad-core design emphasizes a larger L3 cache,3.2 ghz,8MB Cache,AM3.
From the Manufacturer
Ideal for enthusiasts and casual users alike, the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition offers multicore processing power at a budget-friendly price. Featuring four cores running at 3.2 GHz each, the processor blows through all the latest benchmarks. It also features an unlocked multiplier that gives you the option of overclocking the chip for faster performance. Compatible with motherboards with an AM2+ or AM3 socket, the X4 955 will take your PC experience to the next level.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Quad-Core Processor
Four Powerful Processing Cores
With the Phenom II X4 series, AMD engineers have combined four cores into a single processor, giving you enough processing muscle for even the most highly threaded applications. Each core is equipped with 512K L2 cache, and all four cores share 6MB L3 smart cache between them. AMD has also included an ultra-wide, 4000MT/s bandwidth--enough to support all four cores effectively.
For users, this means that you'll be able to run all the latest software without the slowdown you'd experience with an inferior processor. Your computer will be able to handle multiple programs at once, and high-definition media players and video editors will run smoothly and efficiently. You'll also be able to enjoy next-gen games without any frame-rate hiccups.
Unlocked Multiplier for Powerful Overclocking
If you're an enthusiast looking to push the limits of PC performance, the Phenom II X4 955 makes it easier than ever to overclock your system. The unlocked multiplier allows you to manually increase the chip's frequency far beyond its stock values. You can achieve the best results by combining your processor with a reliable motherboard, high-performance SDRAM, and an effective cooling system. With the right combination, you'll be able to overclock your chip to unprecedented speeds.
Cutting-Edge Technologies for Faster Processing
The Phenom II X4 also makes use of several other performance-boosting technologies, including:
- HyperTransport Bandwidth: Speeds up communication between the processor and memory, improving overall system performance.
- Integrated Memory Controller: Actively scales bandwidth uses to match your computing needs, dramatically reducing slowdown.
- 128-bit Floating-Point Unit (FPU): Allows processor to execute floating-point calculations with extreme speed.
Gaming without Slowdown
PC gaming continues to improve at a breakneck rate, with graphics, physics, and AI growing more realistic each year. But you'll need more than just a good graphics card to keep up with the latest games. For certain games that are heavily threaded, a slow CPU can quickly become a bottleneck for performance and can ruin your gaming experience.
Fortunately, the Phenom II X4 series has been specifically designed to handle CPU-intensive games. With its multiple cores, the processor can manage thousands of high-speed gaming calculations at once. The result is a smooth, immersive gaming experience, free of any stuttering or latency.
The Ultimate in Energy Efficiency and Cooling
AMD products are known for their stellar energy efficiency and the Phenom II X4 955 is no exception. The processor features AMD's proprietary PowerNow and CoolCare technology, which allow the processor to smartly regulate its own energy consumption. Having an energy-efficient computer doesn't just help keep costs down; it also generates less heat and helps your computer to run more quietly. It will even prolong your processor's life cycle, so you can enjoy it for years without having to worry about degradation.
The AMD Phenom II X4 955 Quad-Core Processor is backed by a three-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Phenom II X4 955 Quad-Core Processor and user manual
|Phenom Processor Family|
|Processor Frequency||Number of Processing Cores||L3 Cache Size||TDP||Unlocked Multiplier||Turbo Core Technology||Socket|
|AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition||3.2 GHz||6||6MB||125 W||Yes||Yes||AM3|
|AMD Phenom II X6 1055T||2.8 Ghz||6||6MB||125 W||No||Yes||AM3|
|AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition||3.4 GHz||4||6MB||125 W||Yes||No||AM3|
|AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition||3.2 GHz||4||6MB||125 W||Yes||No||AM3|
|AMD Phenom II X4 955||3.2 GHz||4||6MB||125 W||No||No||AM3|
|AMD Phenom II X4 945||3.0 GHz||4||6MB||95 W||No||No||AM3|
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I am very impressed with how well this CPU runs all of my games. I was hoping to build an expensive Intel system, but my wife and I decided we wanted to have a baby. She is now pregnant and I am now cutting back my gaming PC budget. Hah! Thankfully I picked a great chip that should keep me chugging on for a little while.
One of the best things I can say that AMD has going for it is the fact that I can still use my DDR2 AND this nice new chip. My brother has the 965, which I recommended to him, and he loves it, too. With Bulldozer on the horizon, things may well be looking up for AMD.
I've had this processor for about 4 months now and it works great. I had an old Phenom X4 9650 (2.3 GHz per core) and this processor is a major improvement over it. I paired it with XFX Radeon HD6750 and I am able to play all the games I am interested in (PS2 emulator games such as Final Fantasy X, 12, Star Ocean, etc. as well as PC games such as Civilization V at full speed at great quality). I do have an issue with Civilization V where if I play on a Large or Huge map there is considerable lag between turns (once you get to 200+ turns) , however I think this is more of an issue with my RAM which is quite slow (DDR2-800 PC2 6400). I also don't like the heat that it generates (55 C on idle and as high as 65C when under 100% CPU usage)but this can be taken care of if you use SpeedFan and manually increase the fan speed (although it's a bit noisy) or buying a new cooler (which I might do)
Great Overclocking Potential (with AMD Overdrive)
High Temperatures (55C idle, 65C full load, 60C at 50% CPU usage)
High Price (wait for the price to go down, I bought it in September 2011 for $115.00 from Amazon)
The part was packaged well, clean and shiny....
I put this heat sink on it and idling temperature never got over 36C. I set the lowest range temperature alarm in the bios and the alarm never sounded in 4 days of normal computer use..
Didn't attempt overclocking since the person that owns the machine isn't a gamer.....
I ran the machine for 4 days after a clean OS install and noticed no glitches.. Looks good to me..!!
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I have yet to attemp to overclock it but web pages never loaded so fast! I'm very pleased to say the least!
This processor is insanely fast, does not overheat, and comes with a heatsink and fan with thermal paste already applied.
The speed difference is as follows:
Phenom X2 (2.0GHz) to Phenom II X4 (3.2Ghz): 20x speed increase, 2 degrees hotter at idle
Core2Duo E6300 (1.83GHz) to Phenom II X4 (3.2GHz): 12x speed increase, 10 degrees hotter at idle
AMD processors tend to run hotter than Intel processors, but that's OK considering they cost much less. Performance is not an issue with the Phenom II X4 955. Just make sure your motherboard supports the processor and not just the socket type. (I know several people who made such a mistake and had to buy another motherboard.) Oh, and make sure your power supply is at least 400W and has all the necessary cables for your board.