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More Details on AMD's Phenom II TWKR CPUs

AMD picks the best of the best
By: Zac O'Vadka | CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Jun 23, 2009 4:23 am

A little more info has been shed on AMD's upcomming Phenom II TWKR Black Edition CPU. Those looking for great overclocking chips will have something to cheer about when AMD launches them.


MainGear PC has come clean with a little more information concerning the TWKR (Tweaker) processor. While they can't say too much due to their NDA, they do say that the NDA will end on June 30th, which provides us with a potential launch date of July 1st for the Tweaker.


More Details on AMD's Phenom II TWKR CPUs


They have also said that the TWKR overclocks beyond the limits of the Phenom II X4 955 CPU that AMD recently launched. This shouldn't be much of a surprise however, since the TWKR is a Phenom II X4 955 that has been hand picked and binned by AMD.


Unfortunately this means that the TWKR will more than likely end up costing more than the Phenom II X4 955. It also means that those hoping to get lucky and pick up a 955 CPU that overlocks exceptionally well will not get lucky because AMD has already picked them out.


As I was getting ready to post this information up this morning, I received an e-mail from AMD informing me that disclosing information detailing the speeds and test results of the TWKR chip would be in violation of our mutual NDA. I apologize for this teaser post instead. It seems that AMD does have a plan for this product after all. I will be able to disclose a full report after June 30th. What I can tell you is that the TWKR chip does OC beyond the limits of the 955 BE cpu.


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