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AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition
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AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition


Overall rating 8/10

The AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition is now the company's fastest quad-core processor, with a 3.5GHz clock speed and with unlocked multipliers for users to push it further.


Performance:
8
Features:
8
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Competitive performance
Lower power consumption than older Phenom II X4
THE BAD
Energy efficiency falls short of rival Intel processor

Product Specification

Processor Model AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition
Rated Processor Frequency 3.5GHz
Max Processor Frequency 3.5GHz
No. of Cores 4
Base Clock 200MHz
Bus Type HyperTransport 3.0
Bus Speed 2.0GHz
L1 Cache (data + instruction) 64K of L1 instruction and 64K of L1 data cache per core
L2 Cache 512KB of L2 data cache per core
L3 Cache 6MB (shared)
Memory Controller Integrated Dual Channel (up to DDR3-1333)
TDP (W) 125W
Instruction Set Support MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4a
Execute Disable Bit Yes
64-bit Processing Technology Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) / AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Yes
Virtualization Technology AMD-V
Packaging Socket AM3
Process Technology 45nm SOI
Processor Codename Deneb
No. of Transistors 758 million

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