AMD let loose Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition CPU

Fighting against Intel's best Core 2 Quad CPUs.

Cameron Wilmot
Published Thu, Apr 23 2009 2:05 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT
Today AMD has taken off the covers of its latest desktop processor, the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (BE).

AMD let loose Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition CPU

This new baby is designed to compete not against Intel's Core i7 range of processors, but the older Core 2 Quad series of processors. It comes with a core clock speed of 3.2GHz, which is 200MHz higher than the previous high-end Phenom II X4 940 CPU.

It is just the same as previous Phenom II processors, but reviewers so far reckon that it exhibits impressive overclocking ability, managing to make it all the way up to 3.8GHz without increasing core voltage.

Price wise, it has a list price of $245 USD, which puts it up against the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 processor, which sells at around $266 USD. Read the reviews below to work out if it is the processor for you or not.

- Planet3DNow (Translated)
- Hi Tech Legion
- Hot Hardware
- Ocaholic
- Icrontic
- Tech Spot
- Overclockers Club
- Neoseeker
- Tech Report
- PC Perspective
- Benchmark Reviews
- AnandTech
- AMDZone
- Bjorn3D

We'll update the list as more reviews come into our inbox.

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