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Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition Review

Posted on Thursday, April 03 2008 @ 19:22:22 CEST by

Again now AMD is back in the game and where we'd hope they'd be if a little bit later than we were expecting. The TLB problem was an unfortunate one and AMD was definitely erring on the side of caution in regards to it with it more of a server problem than any real desktop issue but this was also still a real problem and something which needed to be addressed and fixed at the hardware level to gain back consumer confidence and to have no performance loss from correcting it which AMD has done. A 200MHz increase in clock speed also goes a long way and sub-$200 quad core prices. Is it enough to take back the performance lead from Intel? Nope, not really and in fact far from it. But it keeps them in the game and with competitive pricing is a more than viable solution for those looking for a quad core under the $250 level and also for those already with a Socket AM2 processor now there's no reason not to recommend a Phenom with the B3 fix.

Link: AMDZone


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