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[Oktabit] Phenom 9950 Review (3.5GHz OC!)

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I'm not sure how accurate this site is, I received the link in an email from a friend. Upon a quick glance, the screenshots at least looked legitimate. Perhaps take this with a grain of salt.

The actual review is in Greek, but there are more pictures than anything so there's a pretty good indication of what's going on.

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Or arrival of the new and faster Phenom ever built is a fact!
Of course, why Phenom x4 9950 which first Greece (or perhaps in the world your present!
On the issue of architecture has not changed anything-compared with the rest Phenom-and the substantial difference is the timing of the 2.6Ghz and consumption of which touches the 140W TDP. And he also comes with xekleidoto multiplier, as the Phenom x4 9850 the first to Greece you have presented.

Let's see!
(Not the best of translations)

That out of the way, let's get to the impressive stuff. They managed to overclock a stock Phenom 9950 @ 2.6GHz up to a very impressive (for 65nm Phenom) 3.570GHz!

By all indications, this was achieved on the stock cooler as well

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Original Source

EDIT: Forgot to point out that this was performed on a K9A2 Platinum, so it's not even using the improved SB750 chipset, just regular old SB600!
Also, according to the reviewer, this particular chip was not cherry picked (although I'm skeptical of that).

If this is any indication of how we'll see the 45nm Shanghai's clock, things are definitely looking up for AMD. Come 4th quarter, they should not only have a competitive GPU and chipset solution, but also a CPU as well.
Edited by darkcloud89 - 6/30/08 at 4:47pm
post #2 of 50
nice but i can't wait for 45nm Phenoms

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ooo nice i hope AMD get back on top especially with the success of the new ATI cards, i will be trotting back to them when ever they have a decent CPU for me
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interesting but thats most likely just one leet chip lol
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interesting but thats most likely just one leet chip lol
I don't doubt that it is, but it sort of sets the stage for K10.5/45nm
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Very cool.... I'm still totally interested in getting a quad opty for my am2 rig ;D
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hey which AMD CPUs get that cooler with the heat pipes it looks decent compared to what came with my 3800+

its @ 9950+ now, wonder what will they call their next cpu since the number is maxed out now XD
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3.7ghz was already done, so...
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3.7ghz was already done, so...
On liquid, this is supposedly on the stock cooler. -.-
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On liquid, this is supposedly on the stock cooler. -.-
I'd need proof of that. (Pictures of a stress test and the cooler in the same frame.)
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