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Review: Slower Phenom II X4 for the DDR3 platform

Today begins the era of DDR3 for AMD. Unfortunately, not all boards are ready yet, so we had no choice but to test it with a DDR2 board. The good news is that the new Phenom II X4 810's memory controller can handle both DDR2 and DDR3.

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The major difference between the 900 series is the reduced L3 cache size, down from 6MB to 4MB. Apart from that, the new CPU features a 95W TDP envelope, which OEM integrators might find particularly interesting. Because it's not a Black Edition, overclocking can only be managed via the integrated clock-generator - the "virtual FSB".


Testbed:

Motherboard:
MSI DKA790GX (provided by MSI)
Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H (provided by AMD)
AMD 790GX/SB750

CPU:
AMD Athlon X2 3800+ EE
AMD Athlon X2 4850e (provided by AMD)
AMD Athlon X2 7750 (provided by AMD)
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition (provided by AMD)
AMD Phenom II 810 (provided by AMD)
AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition (provided by AMD)
Intel E7200 (provided by K&M Elektronik)
Intel Q9450 (provided by Intel)

CPU-Cooler:
Scythe Andy Samurai Master (provided by Scythe-Europe)

Memory:
Kingston 2GB Kit PC2-9600U KHX1200D2K2/2G (provided by Kingston)
CL4-4-4-12 CR2T at 1.80V

Graphics Card:
Jetway Radeon HD3870 (provided by mec-electronics)

Power supply:
Seasonic S12II 500W

Hard disk:
Samsung Spinpoint F1 (provided by Ditech)

Case fans:
SilenX iXtrema Pro 14dB(A) (provided by PC-Cooling.at)
Scythe DFS122512LS

Case:
Cooler Master Stacker 831 Lite (provided by Cooler Master)



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