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The new chip sports frequency, cache and core uplift


This year is almost over, and 2009 will bring to the table the latest innovations from Advanced Micro Devices in the form of the next-generation Phenom II processors. In only about three weeks from now, we'll be able to actually get our hands on the highest performing micro-processor AMD has ever created.

The upcoming code-named Deneb parts have been talked about a lot lately as the performance gains they are expected to deliver rise high above the previous series Phenom chips. According to the latest performance charts on the web, the new Phenom II CPUs should bring about 20 percent performance improvements compared to its predecessors.

As the Sunnyvale chip maker states, the Phenom II chips sport 3 percent core uplift, which combines with a 5 percent cache uplift. If we're to add here the 12 percent frequency uplift the company says the processors are expected to bring, we sum up 20 percent performance uplift for the next-generation AMD Phenom II CPU.

The charts that surfaced on news site vr-zone show how the new chips gain more performance compared to the old series. For starters, the chip can handle more instructions per core, to which the increased frequency to 3.0GHz is added. Besides, the cache has been increased by 4 more MB, and support for DDR3 memory has been included.

Overall, the performance gains of the new chips may not sound too exciting, yet we should not forget the fact that recent tests have proved the processors to be great overclockers. The Phenom II CPU has been reported to be able to overclock easily over 4GHz while still cooled on air, but its OC abilities do not end here. Other reports have showed it going all the way to 6.3GHz, more than double its factory clock speed, as also showed in this webcast.
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I don't like how they say "12 percent frequency uplift". This implies that they are saying the raw clock speed is faster by 12% compared to the current fastest Phenom 9950, but does not necessarily mean that it is an additional 12% faster clock for clock.

Which would then mean that it is only 8% faster clock for clock. Regardless, the clocking ability alone is quite impressive.
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i'm hoping these give Yorkfield a run for its money.

better late than never
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i'm hoping these give Yorkfield a run for its money.

better late than never
At least these wasn't (or hopfully) as late as current Phenoms.
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Is it just me, or do the current Phenoms feel like a beta for the Phenom IIs...
    
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i'm hoping these give Yorkfield a run for its money.

better late than never
I think AMD is doing exactly what it should do. They don't have the ability nor t the resources to compete with i7. They need to win a few rounds and come back strong in the twelfth for that (lol boxing metaphor). Besides, if you go back and read the posts leading up to the i7 launch, the main topic on peoples mouths about i7 wasn't performance, but potential price drops on the yorkfields. AMD could be hitting the perfect market sector this time around which could be a recipe for success.
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I don't like how they say "12 percent frequency uplift". This implies that they are saying the raw clock speed is faster by 12% compared to the current fastest Phenom 9950, but does not necessarily mean that it is an additional 12% faster clock for clock.

Which would then mean that it is only 8% faster clock for clock. Regardless, the clocking ability alone is quite impressive.
Tests have clearly shown 15%-20% faster per clock. Your slacking off on your news reading. I demand you spend more of your day on OCN.
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