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AMD Phenom II to have huge overclocking headroom?

Posted on Tuesday, November 18 2008 @ 21:32:02 CET by


Theo Valich writes AMD's upcoming Phenom II lineup may be the most overclocking-friendly processor lineup AMD released to the market in the past eight years. If the information is correct, some of the new Phenom II processors will easily overclock 50 percent with proper cooling.
But don’t think for a second that AMD decided to drop the towel on desktop market: Deneb and Deneb FX are turning to be something really special. Unlike current batch of 65nm processors, Phenom II will come to market with 50% overclocking headroom, if you obey the essential rules of overclocking. In fact, Phenom II will probably be the most overclockable processor AMD released to market in the past eight years.

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But two processors that will sit nicely with enthusiasts are Phenom II 720 Black and 940 Black. First one is unlocked 3-Core processor, while 940 is the quad-core beast. Both should be easily overclockable to 4.0 GHz using nothing else but premium air-coolers, while select CPUs will see more than 4.5 GHz when using water-cooling.

This brings out memories of legendary Celeron 300A, who was overclocked by 50% (to 450 MHz) with no questions asked According to our sources, AMD worked with some selected enthusiasts to enable LN2 cooling as well and the CPUs should not suffer from “cold bug”. Does this means we’ll start seeing 5GHz+ clocks on AMD processors as well? Only time will tell.



 



 

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