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AMD Phenom II X3 710


$125.00 Released February, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Best of both worlds - more than 2 cores without the performance hit to the individual core clockspeed. Extremely affordable. Based on the latest AMD 45nm fabrication process.

The Cons:95W TDP is the same as higher clocked X3 720 BE and X4 parts. Limited selection of available AM3 motherboards - also quite expensive. Not as good as the 720 black edition for overclocking enthusiasts.

Introduced in February 2009, the Phenom II X3 710 is a triple core processor from AMD that operates at a speed of 2.6Ghz. A step down from the Phenom II X3 720 BE - which features a clockspeed 200MHz faster per core and an unlocked CPU multiplier for overclocking enthusiasts - the X3 710 is, like its more advanced brother, a full 4-core component with one core disabled (most likely due to a manufacturing defect which left it unable to function as a higher end quad-core).

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Ideal for individuals who are interested in building a powerful budget PC which can be retrofitted in the future, or for those interested in upgrading their current AM2+/DDR2 rigs, the Phenom II X3 is built on AMDs latest 45nm fabrication process. This allows for higher stock clockspeeds and lower power consumption compared to similar pre-existing Phenom parts based on the earlier 65nm process. 

Features

  • Speed: 3 x 2.6Ghz
  • Cache: 3 x 512kb of L2, 6mb of shared L3
  • Architecture: K10 derivative, "Heka" core - "Deneb" X4 with one disabled core
  • Socket: AM3
  • TDP: 95w

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    best of both worlds - more than 2 cores without the performance hit to the individual core clockspeed

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    extremely affordable

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    based on the latest AMD 45nm fabrication process

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    fast enough for the majority of consumers - including gamers

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    high value

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    compatible with both DDR2 and DDR3 memory

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    highly competitive with equivalent Intel processors

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    ability to be overclocked quite well

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    can be used in an older AM2+ motherboard with DDR2 memory

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    contains more L3 cache than the 800-series, shared between fewer, faster cores

Cons
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    95W TDP is the same as higher clocked X3 720 BE and X4 parts

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    limited selection of available AM3 motherboards - also quite expensive

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    not as good as the 720 black edition for overclocking enthusiasts

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