Realize new possibilities for connecting with friends, family, and digital entertainment with the phenomenal performance of the AMD Phenom processors. Built from the ground up for true quad-core performance, AMD Phenom processors speed through advanced multitasking, critical business productivity, advanced visual design and modeling, serious gaming, and visually stunning digital media and entertainment.
Processor Class: AMD Phenom X4
Processor Socket: AMD Socket AM2+ PGA-940
Number of Processor Cores: Quad-core (4 Core)
Product Title: AMD Phenom X4 Quad-core 9950 2.6GHz Processor
Power Score: 4.0 | 4 Reviews
Processor Speed + Class
Processor Speed: 2.60 GHz
Bus Speed: 4000 MHz
Physical + Memory Specifications
L1 Cache Size: 512 KB
L2 Cache Size: 2 MB
L3 Cache Size: 2 MB
Warranty Information: 3 Year Limited Warranty
URL: Manufacturer Link
Green Compliance: RoHS
Included Fan Type: ATX
Product Reviews (4)
Phenom X4 9950
Strengths: Price, energy efficiency high under normal use, oc to 3.2GHZ
Weakness: 140w motherboard compatibility issues
This quad is competitive with e6600 from price /performance comparison. the chip is energy efficient under normal use but energy consumption ramps up under load. The 140w chips need a 790fx or 790gx motherboard. I have heard a 125w version is in the works.
This chip is not plagued by the TLB erratum.
By stockshowgypsy - Oct 25, 2008
Great Quad Core CPU
Strengths: Fast. Quad Core. Very Overclockable.
Weakness: Not that many apps that truly take advantage of Quad core yet.
The best thing about the AMD black edition CPUs are that they have an unlocked multiplier so you're free to overclock as much as it can handle. This CPU overclocks great and reliably. This is one of the few Black Edition CPUs that actually come with Fan & Heatsink in the box. (Of course for any extreme overclocking, get some good aftermarket stuff). The quad core is cool and you should probably...
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The best thing about the AMD black edition CPUs are that they have an unlocked multiplier so you're free to overclock as much as it can handle. This CPU overclocks great and reliably.
This is one of the few Black Edition CPUs that actually come with Fan & Heatsink in the box. (Of course for any extreme overclocking, get some good aftermarket stuff).
The quad core is cool and you should probably go ahead and buy one if you're in the market now for a CPU but really most end user apps don't really get much out of a quad core - yet.
By jimmyq69 - Sep 22, 2008
AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition
The Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition is the current top-of-the-line processor from AMD. Running at 2.6GHz stock speed the "Black Edition" moniker denotes its ability to be over clocked more easily by computer enthusiasts by utilizing the unlocked CPU multiplier. This additional speed comes at a price however: with a 140W TDP it is evident that AMD have been struggling to produce faster chips while...
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By productwiki.com - Dec 1, 2008
AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition 2.6GHz Socket AM2+
Testseek.com has collected 23 expert reviews for AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition 2.6GHz Socket AM2+ and the average expert rating is 74 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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By testseek.com - Oct 22, 2008