AMD Phenom II X4 965 AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ
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- Second generation AMD Phenom II processors feature a refined architecture
- 45nm technology for maximum performance headroom
- Has the latest C3 stepping for enhanced electrical and thermal stability; now able to run 1600 and 1800 DDR3
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Ideal for enthusiasts and casual users alike, the AMD Phenom II X4-965 Black Edition offers multicore processing power at a budget-friendly price. Featuring four cores running at 3.4 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 X4-965 will take your PC experience to the next level.
AMD Phenom II X4 965 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 965 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 965 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 965 Quad-Core Processor is backed by a three-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Phenom II X4 965 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|
Top Customer Reviews
Model / Processor Frequency: AMD Phenom II Processor Model X4 965 (3.4GHz)
L1 Cache Sizes: 64K of L1 instruction and 64K of L1 data cache per core (512KB total L1 per processor)
L2 Cache Sizes: 512KB of L2 data cache per core (2MB total L2 per X4 processor)
L3 Cache Size (shared): 6MB
Total Cache (L2+L3): 8MB
Memory Controller Type: Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller, capable of being configured for dual 64-bit channels for simultaneous read/writes
Memory Controller Frequency: Up to 2.0GHz with Dual Dynamic Power Management
Types of Memory: Unreg. DIMMs up to PC2 8500 (DDR2-1066MHz) and PC3 1333 (DDR3-1333MHz)
HyperTransport 3.0: One 16-bit/16-bit link @ up to 4000MHz full duplex
Total Processor Bandwidth: Up to 37.3 GB/s bandwidth (Up to 21.3GB/s memory bandwidth)
Packaging: Socket AM3 938-pin organic micro pin grid array (micro-PGA) (backward compatible with Socket AM2)
Fab location: GLOBALFOUNDARIES Fab 1 module 1 Dresden, Germany
Process Technology: 45nm (.045-micron) DSL Silicon on Insulator (SOI)
Approximate Transistor count: approx. ~758 million (65nm)
Approximate Die Size: 258 mm2 (45nm)
Nominal Voltage: .0825-1.5 Volts
Max Ambient Case Temp: 65 degress Celsius
Max TDP: 140 Watts
Just Cause 2 was stable in high resolution settings when outputting to my 40" LCD HDTV in 1360x768. Crysis Warhead runs great on enthusiast(max details) with Anti-Aliasing turned OFF. I'm running the CPU overclocked at 3.85Ghz. Ran Prime95 for 4 hours and it never restarted or hiccuped. When I had it at 3.96 it was not happy and restarted a minute into the stress test. At [...] they got it stable at 3.86. You can go higher but you are taking risks even with a better cooler. I have a Cooler Master hyper 212 Plus.
It runs about 53 degrees at stress. My motherboard (Asus M4A79xtd EVO unlocked all 4 cores)
The CPU seems to handle everything I can throw at it. Video Encoding speeds are decent. A two hour DVD movie ripping to h.264 in 720p will take about 25 to 30 minutes. Sherlock Holmes is a 25gb Blu-Ray disc and it ripped that in roughly 4 hours Full HD movie files are hot. And the file was only 4gb.
My friend has an i7 and I am sure he can encode Blu-Ray faster but at what cost? His i7 core still runs for around $600 and I got this CPU for less than $200!!!
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