AMD Phenom X4 Quad-core 9950 2.6GHz Processor

2.6GHz - 4000MHz HT - 2MB L2 - 2MB L3 - Socket AM2+ PGA-940 - MPN: HD995ZFAGHBOX
Product Details
Description
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.
Summary
Product Title AMD Phenom X4 Quad-core 9950 2.6GHz Processor
Manufacturer AMD
Power Score 4.0 | 4 Reviews
Expert Reviews
AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition 2.6GHz Socket AM2+
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 22, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 24 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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AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition
3 Star Review  productwiki.com - Dec 1, 2008

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 keeping a hold on increased power consumption and heat production. Features Socket type: AM2+ HT Speed: 4000MHz Core speed: 2.6GHz L2 Cache: 512KB x 4 L3 Cache (shared): 2MB Fab process: 65nm TDP:140W ... PROS: (1) 125W version available (2) fastest AMD CPU available (3) is fast enough for the majority of non-professionals (4) priced relatively competitively (5) Black Edition (unlocked clock speed) ... CONS: (1) extremely high TDP means this chip puts off a lot of heat and uses a lot of power (2) requires a compatible board that can provide enough juice (not just AM2 socket) (3) only approaches the Q6600 in terms of performance (a 90W chip)

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User Reviews
Phenom X4 9950
4 Star Review   By member stockshowgypsy - Oct 25, 2008   

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.

80% of readers found this review helpful.

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Great Quad Core CPU
5 Star Review   By member jimmyq69 - Sep 22, 2008   

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 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.

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Product Details
Description
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.
Summary
Product Title AMD Phenom X4 Quad-core 9950 2.6GHz Processor
Manufacturer AMD
Power Score 4.0 | 4 Reviews
Expert Reviews
AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition 2.6GHz Socket AM2+
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 22, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 24 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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AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition
3 Star Review  productwiki.com - Dec 1, 2008

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 keeping a hold on increased power consumption and heat production. Features Socket type: AM2+ HT Speed: 4000MHz Core speed: 2.6GHz L2 Cache: 512KB x 4 L3 Cache (shared): 2MB Fab process: 65nm TDP:140W ... PROS: (1) 125W version available (2) fastest AMD CPU available (3) is fast enough for the majority of non-professionals (4) priced relatively competitively (5) Black Edition (unlocked clock speed) ... CONS: (1) extremely high TDP means this chip puts off a lot of heat and uses a lot of power (2) requires a compatible board that can provide enough juice (not just AM2 socket) (3) only approaches the Q6600 in terms of performance (a 90W chip)

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Phenom X4 9950
4 Star Review   By member stockshowgypsy - Oct 25, 2008   

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.

80% of readers found this review helpful.

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Great Quad Core CPU
5 Star Review   By member jimmyq69 - Sep 22, 2008   

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 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.

77% of readers found this review helpful.

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