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Gigabyte release today some BIOS updates, one of those is the F6 BIOS version for the GA-MA790FX-DS5.
The only change is the support of the still not announced Phenom X4 9950! The processor is unfortunately not yet in the "CPU Support List" with some details about clock and TDP, but 2.6 or 2.66 GHz and a TDP of 140 W are preparing to.

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what?! 140W TDP!!

imho (with a capital h, don't flame) the only advantage of AMD Phenom X4 was the fact that it was a 95W quad core...very decent power usage for such a cpu. (except i guess the Q9xxx has that too now)

but what makes the power usage so much more than say the 9500? the arch is the same, so I am not understanding something....
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whoopty doo.
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Jumping, jigawatts!!! LOL. That is a lot of watts.
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Originally Posted by Indian_Engineer View Post
what?! 140W TDP!!

imho (with a capital h, don't flame) the only advantage of AMD Phenom X4 was the fact that it was a 95W quad core...very decent power usage for such a cpu. (except i guess the Q9xxx has that too now)

but what makes the power usage so much more than say the 9500? the arch is the same, so I am not understanding something....
I am fairly certain the increased TDP is because AMD keeps needing to increase the voltages to reach higher clock speeds, as their architecture is quite limited in that regard, unfortunately. That is why overclocking the Phenom chips is not very fruitful in many cases.
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I don't really care about heat or power consumption but until they hit 3ghz on stock i don't see Phenom going anywhere.
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I don't really care about heat or power consumption but until they have a quad-core CPU that outperforms Intel's dual-core CPUs i don't see Phenom going anywhere.
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Phenom X4 and even Athlon X2 can take on the Core 2s, not the best Core2 but they can compete. That is something that shouldn't be mistaken.
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Originally Posted by Indian_Engineer View Post
what?! 140W TDP!!

imho (with a capital h, don't flame) the only advantage of AMD Phenom X4 was the fact that it was a 95W quad core...very decent power usage for such a cpu. (except i guess the Q9xxx has that too now)

but what makes the power usage so much more than say the 9500? the arch is the same, so I am not understanding something....
Thats the CPUs power draw man, Intel wants you to believe that their cpu's power draw is lower, but what they don't tell you is that the total system power draws between AMD and Intel procs are nearly the same, because Intel's northbridge sucks up WAY more power than AMD's
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