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AMD Phenom 955 II x4 - XSs
Posted by newsbot on August 17th 2009



AMDfirst launched the 955 Black Edition and 945 CPUs back in April bothbased on the 45nm Phenom II technology. With Intel seemingly forgingahead in terms of performance with its i7 series, AMD’s new productsaim to compete more with Intel’s quad-core range and should offer acheaper upgrade for users with an AM2+ platform as the AM3 CPUs arebackwards compatible with AM2+ sockets.The 955 BE, of which we are taking a look at today, is a Black Editionproduct, which in effect means that the CPU features a unlockedmultiplier; a huge plus for the overclockers. A dual DDR2 and DRR3memory controller is also crammed into the chip.The 900 series of AMD processors are all quad-core CPUs with a 6MB L3cache, 2MB larger than the 800 series and the stock speed of the 955 BEwas the fastest until it was superseded very recently by the 965 BEwhich clocks in at a whopping 3.4GHz. However, today we focus on the955, let's check it out.

View article at xsreviews.co.uk



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