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AMD's January Update - Phenom II X4 975 'Black Edition' & Phenom II X4 840

AMD's January Update - Phenom II X4 975 'Black Edition' & Phenom II X4 840



Results - SYSmark 2007 Preview

Results - SYSmark 2007 Preview

As expected, the Phenom II X4 975 'Black Edition' was not much faster than the previous AMD quad-core champion, the X4 970. 100MHz is barely worthy of an overclock and you can reproduce the X4 975 with ease using the 970. The 840 meanwhile was almost level with the Athlon II X4 645, but considering that the 840 is less expensive than the 645 now, we believe that consumers would go with the 'premium' Phenom II brand. Intel's processors in their respective price segments however are the processors to get, at least in SYSmark 2007.