Phenom II X6 1035T
Phenom II X6 1055T
Phenom II X6 1075T
Phenom II X6 1090T BE
Phenom II X4 955
Phenom II X4 965
Phenom II X4 970 "Black Edition"
Phenom II X2 550
Phenom II X2 555
Phenom II X2 560 "Black Edition"
Athlon II X4 630
Athlon II X4 635
Athlon II X4 640
Athlon II X4 645
Athlon II X3 435
Athlon II X3 440
Athlon II X3 445
Athlon II X3 450
Athlon II X2 250
Athlon II X2 255
Athlon II X2 260
Athlon II X2 265
quote: For a chip, the power requirements scale linearly with frequency, so a 10% increase in freq will give a 10% increase in power consumed, all else being equal. The problem is that all other things aren't equal.
quote: Good show AMD, any price drop of existing product line is a good thing.
quote: The over-clocking customer is less than 10% of the target consumer market
quote: Can you give more detail about how much theoretically mainstream mobo could support with current technology? I mean, in overclocked situation, many has gone the 4ghz barrier with not much hassle. Why can't Intel or AMD offer 4GHZ++ processor in their high end tier, that's what makes me curious.
quote: Some motherboards have a limitation on how much energy they can supply to a processor. When you ramp up in clockspeed... You generally need to increase voltage depending on the yields and how good the chip is able to clock, which adds to the thermals and power consumption.
quote: That really does not have anything to do with it, chips today actually use less power than chips of 5 years ago, mainly due to smaller processes. A 6 core Phenom II X6 1090T BE for example only has a vcore of 1.325V, while for example the original A64 was 1.4 or 1.5 vcore.
quote: The P3 did more instructions per clock cycle than the P4 and while I'm not going to say that the P3 had not hit the wall as far as clock speeds... they could have die shrunk it and/or redesigned it to allow faster speeds.
quote: Today Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., the world's second largest microprocessor maker
quote: How long does Intel keep a socket alive before then change it? Intel "could" keep the sockets the same and if they had to upgrade them allow their chips to work in older motherboard with slightly less abilities
quote: AMD's are cheaper, fast enough, and allow me to pop in a new CPU on my old 2-3+ year old motherboard without changing anything else.
quote: Going from the Core2 to the i7 adds something like thousands of more pins to the CPU
quote: It's a tight market - I'm glad AMD is attempting to be competitive.
quote: Maybe not appreciable gains
quote: I had to replace my power supply when going from an AMD 89W rated CPU to an Intel 65W; it couldn't handle the additional load.
quote: Still takes more power consumption than the competition. I'm sorry, but I'm willing to spend a little extra because I'll get that money back and then some even if the difference is a saving of 10 watts.
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