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New AMD Phenom II Will Be Upto 3.5 GHz

amd-dragon-logo-a2 Just passing it through. Straight from TechPowerUp.

” Beating its chest on the “massive headroom” (read: clock speed increment potential) its newest line of processors, the Phenom II have, it was about time the company utilized the said headroom to carve out new SKUs. With the AM2+ exclusive Phenom II X4 940 already showing impressive overclocking potential, while shipping with a clock speed of 3.00 GHz, the company is planning to increase stock clock speeds in increments of 100 MHz (0.5x multiplier) with a string of SKUs post Phenom II X4 950. This according to the insider sources a German website called AMD News caught up with.

All the upcoming processors will be built on the AM3 package, making them compatible with DDR3 and DDR2 memory standards. With the Phenom II X4 950 being clocked at 3.10 GHz, succeeding SKUs take 100 MHz steps, starting from a Phenom II X4 960 at 3.20 GHz to a Phenom II X4 990 at 3.50 GHz. Despite the high clock speeds, the chips will continue to maintain rated TDPs of 125W. At some point within the succession, AMD will crank up the HyperTransport interconnect speed from 1,800 MHz to 2,000 MHz. The launch-schedule for these processors will be spread throughout 2009.

The models in the new series consist of:

  • Phenom II X4 950 (3.10 GHz, 15.5 x 200)
  • Phenom II X4 960 (3.20 GHz, 16 x 200)
  • Phenom II X4 970 (3.30 GHz, 16.5 x 200)
  • Phenom II X4 980 (3.40 GHz, 17 x 200)
  • Phenom II X4 990 (3.50 GHz, 17.5 x 200)

As I always did before, buy the lowest series, I bet with a little OC effort, it can performs the same as the highest series.

I hope the performance also increase significantly, and also it needs to put the right price to compete with Intel’s.

Source : TechPowerUp

Saturday Reviews Roundup .:. 31-01-2009

Case :

NMediaPC HTPC 2000B Media Center @ Think ComputersCooler Master HAF 932 @ Hot HardwareSilverStone Raven RV01 @ Bit-Tech

Cooling Device :

Scythe Mugen 2 @ Silent Hardware6-way LGA-1366 CPU Cooler Roundup @ Legit ReviewsThermalright AXP 140 @ PC-Experience

Earphones, Soundcards & Speakers :

eDimensional Audio FX Pro 5+1 Gaming Headset @ Hardware Ecke – Jays c-Jays Headphones @ TechPowerUp

Memory :

4GB CSX DDR2 800MHz dual channel kit @ Overclockers OnlineG.Skill F3-12800CL8T @ Bit-Tech

Monitors :

Acer P244W @ Digital TrendsViewSonic VX2260wm @ InsideHW

Motherboards :

MSI x58 Eclipse @ Viper LairGigabyte GA-X48-DS5 @ PCStatsDFI X58 T3eH8 Ultra @ Overclock3D

PC Games :

Mirror’s Edge PC @ Game Shark –  [Preview] Cryostatis @ Gaming HeavenCesar Millan’s The Dog Whisperer @ IGN

PSU :

OCZ ModXStream-Pro 600W @ Overclockers Club500W Enermax Liberty ECO PSU @ Hardware Secrets

Storage :

[Preview] WD 2TB Caviar Green Monster Drive  @ Hot HardwareKingston DataTraveller 150 – 32GB @ R3VIEWOCZ Apex 120GB SSD @ Benchmark Reviews

VGA :

EVGA GTX 285 SSC @ Enthusiast.HardOCPGeForce GTX 285 @ HartwareASUS GeForce GTX 285 TOP @ Benchmark ReviewsLeadtek GeForce GTX 285 1024 MB @ TechPowerUp

Friday Reviews Roundup .:. 30-01-2009

Case :

Lian Li PC-888 @ Bit-TechCooler Master Storm Sniper @ DexgoSunBeamtech Acrylic HTPC @ Guru3d

Cooling Device :

Thermalright AXP-140 @ Overclockers OnlineScythe Mugen 2 @ Silent HardwareGelid Silent Spirit @ TweakTown

Desktop :

Shuttle X2700B @ CDR InfoAlienware Area-51 790i @ Sharky Extreme

Memory :

CSX Diablo 2000MHz DDR3  @ TweakTownKingston KHX16000D3K3/3GX triple channel kit @ Extreme Overclocking

Motherboards :

Gigabyte EX58-UD4P @ Hardware ZoneGIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R @ Motherboards.orgAsus P6T @ Firing Squad

Mouse  & Keyboard :

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 @ Hi-tech ReviewsCyber E-Sport Orbita mouse @ Pro-Clockers

Notebooks :

Lenovo Ideapad Y530 @ Laptop LogicAsus G71V @ InsideHW

PC Games :

Strong Bad Episode 5: 8-Bit is Enough @ Game SharkFIFA Manager 09 @ Eurogamer[Preview] Command & Conquer 3 : Uprising (PC) @ Gaming HeavenMLB Front Office Manager @ IGN

Processors :

Intel Core 2 Roundup @ HT4UCore 2 Quad 9550S @ Anandtech

PSU :

Channel Well PUC1200V @ RW Labs600W Cooler Master Silent Pro M PSU @ Tweak News

Storage :

OCZ Throttle eSATA Flash Drive @ Bjorn3DUSB Flash Drive Comparison part 2 FAT32 vs NTFS vs ExFAT @ Test Freaks

VGA :

Asus EN GTX285 @ Overclock3DHIS HD 4870 1GB IceQ4+ Turbo @ Bit-TechBFG GeForce GTX 295 @ Bjorn3DXFX GeForce GTX 260 (216) Black Edition @ Hot Hardware

Zalman VF2000 LED For Your VGA and CPU

zalman-logo-3 Yep, you read it right, this nice looking cooler is able to dissipate heat from your VGA and CPU. First showed at CES 2009, now the official pics popped up on Matbe.

I think Zalman has not released it yet, might be in in the short future. I’ll let You know when this cooler hit the market.

Here’s some information about this multifunction cooler.

The Specs :

  • Compatibility – Nvidia G9x, ATI R7V700, Intel LGA 775, and AMD Socket AM2, AM2+, AM3
  • Fan diameter : 92mm PWM Controlled
  • Fan Speed :1400-2350 rpm
  • Weighs : 290gr
  • Dimension : 126x110x45mm

The Features :

  • The short-slim profile of this cooler make this stuff very suitable for HTPC or a Media Center
  • Equipped with fan speed controller
  • The cooler’s design helps to cool the surrounding area (memchip, mosfet, and chipset)
  • The blue led makes your PC looks more “bling-bling”  😀

The Pics :

zalman-vf2000-11 zalman-vf2000-2 zalman-vf2000-3

zalman-vf2000-4 zalman-vf2000-5 zalman-vf2000-62

zalman-vf2000-7 zalman-vf2000-9 zalman-vf2000-8

The only thing that we have to notice is this cooler is recommended only for CPU with rated TDP below 110w, so, I guess no overclocking attempt guys.

Source : MatbeTechPowerUp

First AMD Benchmark With DDR3 on Gigabyte 790FXT-UD5P

amd-dragon-logo-a1 Here’s the first news about AMD benchmark with DDR3 memory. Just passing it through, straight from TechPowerUp.

“Better late than never, AMD is embracing the DDR3 memory standard. Its newest desktop CPU socket, the AM3, connects the processor to dual-channel DDR3 memory. Initial specifications about AMD’s processors on the new socket suggest that DDR3 1333MHz (PC3-10600) will be held as the memory standard the integrated memory controllers on AMD’s processors support. The far-east team of Tom’s Hardware posted the first series of benchmarks of a Phenom II AM3 processor, when paired with DDR3-1333. The benchmarks featured Gigabyte’s MA790FXT-UD5P motherboard along with Corsair’s dual-channel DDR3-1333 kit running at DRAM timings of 9-9-9-24. The CPU-Z window also shows that the memory modules are running unganged, meaning that the two memory controllers of the Deneb core are independent, with each controller handling a 64-bit wide memory channel. This state is somewhat comparable to that of single-channel memory, except that multi-threaded applications will still be able to independently address memory on each channel, utilizing all the bandwidth on offer.

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Thursday Reviews Roundup .:. 29-01-2009

Case :

Thermaltake V9 @ Pure OverclockSilverStone Fortress FT01 @ Ninja LaneCooler Master Storm Sniper @ Tweak PC

Cooling Device :

Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima Water-Cooling Kit @ MadShrimpsNanoxia FX Series 120mm Fans @ DragonSteel ModsThermaltake BigTyp 14Pro @ Overclockers Club

Memory :

Corsair Dominator 6GB 1866 MHz DDR3 @ Guru3dPatriot Viper DDR3-2000 @ Pure Overclock

Motherboards :

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P @ Legit ReviewsGigabyte EP45-DQ6 @ Club OCECS A780GM-A Ultra @ TBreak

PC Games :

Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy @ Game ZoneMirror’s Edge @ Game ZoneWorld of Goo Review @ Game SharkFallout 3 Operation: Anchorage @ EurogamerSAS: Secure Tomorrow @ WorthPlaying

PSU :

Corsair TX850W @ Driver HeavenTagan SuperRock 680W TG680-U33II @ TechPowerUp

Storage :

Samsung Spinpoint F1 @ OCaholicG.Skill TITAN 256GB 2.5-inch MLC SSD @ TweakTownJT AU-360 2-in-1 4GB Flash Drive @ PCShop Talk

VGA :

GTX 285 3-way SLI @ Guru3dRadeon HD 4670 CrossFireX @ Overclock 3DZotac GTX285/ GTX295 @ Future Looks

Wednesday Reviews Roundup .:. 28-01-2009

Case :

Silverstone FT01B Fortress @ Silent HardwareXClio 1000 @ Techware LabsCooler Master Storm Sniper @ Pro-Clockers

Cooling Device :

EK Water Blocks FC-4870 @ Pure OverclockZalman CNPS9900 LED CPU Cooler @ TechPowerUpSpire TherMax Pro @ TweakTown

Desktop :

Smooth Creations LanShark @ Pure OverclockCyberPower Gamer Xtreme XT @ Think Computers

Motherboards :

Gigabyte GA-EX58 UD4P @ Benchmark ReviewsMSI P7NGM-Digital @ Hardware Zone

Netbooks :

Dell Inspiron Mini 12 @ It ReviewedLenovo IdeaPad S10 @ Phoronix

PC Games :

Legendary @ Game ZoneChronicles of Mystery: Scorpio Ritual @ Game ZoneLeft 4 Dead Review @ Game SharkSpace Trader Review @ Game SharkSaints Row 2 @ EurogamerBattlestrike: Force of Resistance @ IGN

Processors :

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Overclocking Performance @ Tech SpotIntel Core i7 Memory Performance @ Bit-Tech

PSU :

Akasa Freedom Power 1000W @ Driver HeavenOCZ ModXstream Pro 500W @ Overclock3D

Storage :

Cavalry CAXE37500 500GB USB 2.0/eSATA 3.5″ External HDD @ Test FreaksMS-Tech LU-373N – NAS and DAS @ Tweak PCWestern Digital Caviar Green 2TB @ Trusted Reviews

VGA :

EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 55nm Superclocked @ Xbit LabsNVIDIA GTX 295 @ MadBox PCHIS IceQ4 4850 @ XS Reviews