5 reviews

AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE

$245.00 Released January, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Unlocked multiplier makes overclocking easy. Compatible with older AM2+ motherboards and DDR2 memory. Competitively priced.

The Cons:125w TDP. Pro. Stock cooler sometimes lets it run a little hot.

Introduced in January 2009 with the Phenom II X4 920, the X4 940 BE is the first Phenom II computer processor - an improved Phenom design built on a 45nm process. Compatible with the AM2+ socket only, the X4 940 contains 4 cores which run at 3GHz each.

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Similar to previous Black Edition processors, the X4 940 BE features an unlocked CPU multiplier which allows for enthusiasts to more easily overclock.


  • Speed: 4 x 3.0GHz
  • Cache: 4 x 512kb L2, 6mb L3
  • Architecture: K10 derivative, "Deneb", 45nm
  • Socket: AM2+
  • TDP: 125w

User Reviews (5)

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  • 5

    unlocked multiplier makes overclocking easy

  • 4

    compatible with older AM2+ motherboards and DDR2 memory

  • 4

    competitively priced

  • 4

    quad core

  • 3

    good performance/price ratio

  • 1

    Works with both AM2+ and AM3 Motherboards

  • 1

    Now can be found for around $169

  • 2

    125w TDP

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  • 1

    Stock cooler sometimes lets it run a little hot

  • -1

    cannot be migrated to an upgraded AM3 motherboard

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Anonymous: #amd_phenom_ii_x4_940_be will this work with a msi k9a2 platinum mother board Feb 21, 11
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