We've already slapped the Phenom 9600 vs. an Intel Core 2 Quad and the Phenom didn't do so well. That got us thinking…would the AMD chip fare better if we cranked up the frequency? Would it allow much in terms of overclocking at all?Read on over here. Overall the conclusion remains the same: the Phenom doesn't impress.
We tossed together an AMD-based system, complete with an ATI Radeon HD 3870 graphics card, and attacked it through the BIOS setup program of its ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe motherboard. What would the system show in terms of gains? How's the heat with a well-regarded air cooler (the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro)? Can we make this CPU worth building a Spider platform system based upon it?
AMD Phenom 9600 overclocking report
Posted on Monday, Jan 21 2008 @ 01:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck