AMD Phenom X3 8850
Released April, 2004
The Pros:Processes heavy loads on default settings, good "work horse" processor. Extra core makes multitasking between several applications much smoother. Onboard video runs very smoothly, can even play several games on it at good quality.
The Cons:Generates a fair amount of heat, will need to get a heat sink and fan for it.
The AMD Phenom X3 8850 is a CPU that handles the main processing load for desktop computers. It fits in a standard AM2+ socket, and operates in either 32-bit or 64-bit mode for increased compatibility with a wider variety of motherboards and operating systems.
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The 65 nanometer architecture is designed to run at 2.5 Ghz, and can handle voltages ranging from 1.05 - 1.25 Volts. The variable voltage allows for some flexibility when overclocking, but the processor needs to be kept at a maximum of 71 degrees Celcius. 2 Mb of L3 cache is included to reduce wait time while data is sent to the CPU, and HyperTransport 3.0 is used to eliminate the need for a Front Side Bus on the motherboard.
- AMD Phenom X3, Model 8850
- Socket: AM2+
- Operating Mode: 32-bit, 64-bit
- Revision: B3
- Core Speed: 2.5 GHz
- Voltages: 1.05-1.25V
- Wattage: 95 W
- Max Temps: 71 deg C
- Virtualization supported
- Integrated DDR2 1066 memory controller
- L1 Cache: 128 Kb
- L2 Cache: 512 Kb
- L3 Cache Size: 2048 Kb (2 Mb)
- CMOS: 65nm SOI
- HyperTransport 3.0 Technology
User Reviews (1)
processes heavy loads on default settings, good "work horse" processor
extra core makes multitasking between several applications much smoother
onboard video runs very smoothly, can even play several games on it at good quality
capable of overclocking without much effort
installation is very simple and quick, not much to it
widely supported by a number of motherboard manufacturers
generates a fair amount of heat, will need to get a heat sink and fan for it
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