AMD Phenom II X4 925
Released November, 2009
The Pros:Inexpensive upgrade from dual- or single-core systems. Inexpensive for a quad-core AMD processor. Very receptive to overclocking, can reach speeds of 3.2GHz and up without much excess heat or stress.
The Phenom II X4 925 is a quad core processor from AMD, released in late 2009. This 64-bit processor runs at 2.8GHz, has 6MB of L3 cache and supports both AM2+ and AM3 sockets. Compared to the similar X4 920, this “Deneb” CPU has the same clock speed, cache and multiplier.
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However, this model is a step up with a somewhat faster HyperTansport bus and better energy consumption at 95 watts instead of its predecessor’s 135W. On-chip features include SSE4a, AMD-V and Enhanced Virus Protection mode. The fastest supported memory is DDR2-1066 and DDR3-1333.
- Codename Deneb
- 2.8GHz clock speed
- 6MB L3 cache
- 95W TDP
- SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4a
- AMD-V (virtualization) technology
- Enhanced Virus Protection
- Cool'n'Quiet 3.0
- DDR2-1066 and DDR3-1333 support
User Reviews (2)
Inexpensive upgrade from dual- or single-core systems
Inexpensive for a quad-core AMD processor
Very receptive to overclocking, can reach speeds of 3.2GHz and up without much excess heat or stress
Low power usage for this potential speed output
Remains stable without slowdown even during periods of heavy multitasking or gaming
Highly functional included cooling system; left at stock clocks it does not overheat even during heavy gaming
Fast startup times for both operating systems and programs
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