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We’ve had the Phenom X4 9850 for a day now and we’ve clocked all four cores stably to 3.1GHz using a regular Akasa AK-876 air cooler. That’s a modest 24 per cent boost over its native 2.5GHz clock speed.



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The new AMD Phenom X4 50-series of processors is how Phenom should have launched back in November of last year. This stepping of Phenom doesn't offer higher performance versus the older Phenom B1 and B2 steppings, but does remove the TLB erratum that caused many consumers to skip over Phenom when considering a platform for their next system. Those that already have an AMD Socket AM2 platform now have a solid upgrade path to look forward to. With upcoming price cuts the AMD Phenom X4 50-series will offer more bang for the buck thanks to the higher clock speeds on the X4 9850 and 9750, so AMD has become more competitive with Intel with the new series. AMD has also dropped pricing on the Phenom series, so not only are these processors 'fixed' with higher clock frequencies, they have lower prices!

$235 AMD Phenom X4 9850 “Black Edition” processor
$215 AMD Phenom X4 9750 processor
$195 AMD Phenom X4 9550 processor

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Although the Phenom X4 9850 doesn't propel AMD to the head of the pack in terms of performance, it is a significant step forward for the company. AMD can now put the TLB issue behind them and focus on ramping clock speeds and their impending transition to a 45nm manufacturing process. Until all that happens, the Phenom X4 9850 allows AMD to compete better with Intel's offerings and eliminates a roadblock that was preventing some AMD faithfuls from migrating to a Phenom CPU. And when you consider the total platform, AMD is in a pretty good position. DDR2 RAM is dirt cheap at the moment, and AMD 770 and 790FX motherboards are priced anywhere between $100 and $220, not to mention the affordable 780G. In addition, the list of older socket AM2 motherboards that support Phenom is growing all the time. Drop in CPU upgrades sure are nice when a user doesn't have the funds to overhaul their entire system.

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post #2 of 18
very very nice find. Looking better. I'm almost tempted

But what of the 9900 or the 9950? I remember reading they were suppose to be 2.6ghz standard. Have they been scrapped? But true quad-core @3GHZ would kick ass
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post #3 of 18
That's more like it, but for $235 (MSRP), I would still get the Q6600 over it.
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That's more like it, but for $235 (MSRP), I would still get the Q6600 over it.
Agree. Price for performance isn't there. Neither at stock nor overclocked against the Q6600.
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post #6 of 18
wow......3.5GHz would be awesome on a 790FX chipset with 4 3870 GPUs!
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post #7 of 18
How about adding 12mb L2 cache AMD.....
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YAY, finally good overclocking news for AMD, can't wait to get my hands on one of those.
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Ok, the real reason intel puts so much cache on their processors is because their FSB severely limits memory bandwidth. AMD's hypertransport increases memory band width 5 fold decreases the amount of l2 cache needed to opperate optimaly.
    
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post #10 of 18
Might be available tomorrow for $249.99 @ directron (with coupon code: SAVEMORE)

http://www.directron.com/hd985zxaghbox.html

ETA: April 4th, 2008
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