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post #31 of 155
I'll wait until some proper review sites review it properly, and see what the early adopters here and at xs etc get rather than really trust this review

I don't expect it to do any better than the 45nm intel quad's, just to hold its own but i'd like to see how well it overclocks on air and how it performs when fully tweaked (eg tweaked memory speed, ht link speeds etc) and wait and see what kinda gain you get by going am3 etc since your supposed to see something like up to 5 or 10% improvement over am2+

But really even if it just performs around the same as core2quad's it's great for me since its supported on my system and i can drop it in and get a huge boost vs my current cpu
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why 920 and 940?
need something creative label there.
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post #33 of 155
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gr3m1in View Post
I'll wait until some proper review sites review it properly, and see what the early adopters here and at xs etc get rather than really trust this review
Some of the guys over at XS already have Phenom IIs to play with.
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
Some of the guys over at XS already have Phenom IIs to play with.
i know they do mate, but some of them are under NDA or have engineering sample chips etc or not the best bios etc

im waiting to see what happens when more people get their hands on retail chips etc and people can disclose everything etc
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Originally Posted by ChrisB17 View Post
Mediocre review at best. My opinion tho. I will wait and see what more reputable sites come up with.
Exactly.

Some of the replies in this thread taking this seriously make me laugh. Don't be so gullible.
post #36 of 155
It seems that people made AMD phenom 2 look much better than they are really are, just like the original Phenom
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One question keeps popping up in my head on the Vantage scores .... didnt other sites hit 15k with the 940 (may haave been overclocked) than how come this place only hits 9k
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I hope this review is false...... the phenom II @ 3 GHz being totally outclassed by a Q9450 @ 2.6 GHz and sometimes by a 65NM Q6600 @ 2.4GHz? that sounds wrong but if its actually true..... i am extremely disappointed by all the hype around this chip.
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IMHO, we would all do well to wait until the chips are actually released until we start drawing conclusions from shoddy benchs.
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The Phenom II looks like a nice CPU, but it's only on par with the Yorkfields, the Nehalem still beat it. I hope AMD will consider reviving the 4x4 platform to compete with Core i7, it's useless for us gamers, but it'll be useful for media people.
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