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Anandtech review of Phenom B3 Stepping

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Very good article, not sure if has been posted yet. Basically it states that the new revision compares to the Intel Q6600 on most fronts, the price point makes it appealing, and overclocking on the B3 still seems sketchy.

Phenom B3 Revision Article
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No wonder the overclocking was sketchy, the BIOS of the MSI board they used is hardly optimized for use with Phenoms, and lacks a lot of options.

I want to test these B3's myself on my new DFI.

Also, this has been posted before, and really should have gone in the News section.

Cheers anyway though, people will find it useful.
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