AMD Phenom II Black Edition TWKR

AMD hand picks the best overclocking chip.

@zovadka
Published Fri, Jun 12 2009 5:32 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:36 PM CST
It looks like AMD is working a little bit harder to appease the overclocking community and have a chip that is supposed to be truly special.

AMD Phenom II Black Edition TWKR
(Click the above image for the large version)



The TWKR chips are hand picked and supposed to be capable of overclocking beyond what the Phenom II X4 955 has to offer. Not much is known about these yet, but it does appear that MAINGEAR PC was just delivered a few of these direct from AMD and will be putting them to the test soon and giving us some numbers. Until then, enjoy the pictures.

AMD Phenom II Black Edition TWKR
(Click the above image for the large version)


Courtesy of my friend and boss, Wallace Santos - check out his MAINGEAR blog! (and don't forget to check out our killer gaming computers while you're at it)

A Phenom II X4 processor without a model number? TWKR? What does it all mean? Well, AMD culled these parts from their Phenom II X4 line that are supposed to overclock beyond the capabilities of the Phenom II X4 955. They hand delivered these parts to us and we're going to put them through the ringer. Will they come out the other side as something truly special? Should Dirk Meyer sign these before we put them in a system? We'll let you know as soon as we put them through our brutal Redline validation process...

Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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