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AMD Phenom X3 8650


$145.00 Released April, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Value - a great compromise between price and performance. Efficient - runs relatively cool with the stock heatsink. A great choice for a budget gaming build - all the processing power you'll need for modern games.

The Cons:Mediocre stock heatsink - it's just a block of aluminum with a fan attached. Aging CPU - becoming hard to find. Not much overclocking potential - comes with a locked multiplier.

The only processor line to utilize 3 cores, the Phenom X3 8650 attempts to strike a balance between number of usable cores and price. In reality a true Phenom X4, the 8650 contains a malfunctioning core which was disabled after manufacture.

Features

  • Socket type: AM2+
  • HT Speed: 3600MHz
  • Core speed: 2.3GHz
  • L2 Cache: 512KB x 3
  • L3 Cache (shared): 2MB
  • Fab process: 65nm
  • TDP:95W

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  • 2

    value - a great compromise between price and performance

  • 2

    efficient - runs relatively cool with the stock heatsink

  • 2

    a great choice for a budget gaming build - all the processing power you'll need for modern games

  • 2

    available for less than MSRP online (around $50)

  • 2

    great for video transcoding - an extra core means faster encoding with most apps

Cons
  • 2

    mediocre stock heatsink - it's just a block of aluminum with a fan attached

  • 1

    aging CPU - becoming hard to find

  • 1

    not much overclocking potential - comes with a locked multiplier

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