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Phenom II processor, which is improved from Phenom, its integrated cache increases from previous 4MB to 8M, and the Phenom II 940 is equipped with as high as 3GHz frequency, supporting DDR3-1333 (940/920 with highest frequency only supports DDR2 memory). Compared with “Spider” platform, 790 series motherboard features SB750 Southbridge chip. It’s believed motherboard manufacturers will later launch new items using DDR3 memory.

According to AMD’s latest roadmap, besides bringing forward 3 main elements of “Dragon”, it also provided a test result. They used the same DDR2-800 memory, Seagate 7200.10 500G HD and Windows Vista64 SP1 OS. In the two platforms run by Phenom 9950 processor (2.6GHz) and Phenom II 940 processor (3GHz), it’s obviously seen that “Dragon” has beaten the former one totally. Its gaming performance even exceeded by over 140%.

It’s not indicated the same cards were used, so probably it’s just a trick AMD plays. But from the productivity bench which less relies on card and multimedia video coding ability (the improvement is over 20%), new-generation “Dragon” surpasses “Spider” undoubtedly.


nice naming... lol.

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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Nov 2008 at 4:51pm
lol those names are confusing, there is a phenom, phenom II, x3, x4,900, 800, 700
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  Quote stilkster Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Nov 2008 at 4:57pm
Supposed to better than the i7?
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  Quote skyR Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Nov 2008 at 5:19pm
Originally posted by DST4ME

lol those names are confusing, there is a phenom, phenom II, x3, x4,900, 800, 700


less confusing than pentium, celeron, core 2, core i7, e2, e5, e6, e7, e8, q6, q8, q9 -.-

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Supposed to better than the i7?


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I don't think so, but I'm sure there are others that might disagree
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  Quote skyR Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Nov 2008 at 10:12pm
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Phenom II processor, which is improved from Phenom, its integrated cache increases from previous 4MB to 8M, and the Phenom II 940 is equipped with as high as 3GHz frequency, supporting DDR3-1333 (940/920 with highest frequency only supports DDR2 memory). Compared with “Spider” platform, 790 series motherboard features SB750 Southbridge chip. It’s believed motherboard manufacturers will later launch new items using DDR3 memory.

According to AMD’s latest roadmap, besides bringing forward 3 main elements of “Dragon”, it also provided a test result. They used the same DDR2-800 memory, Seagate 7200.10 500G HD and Windows Vista64 SP1 OS. In the two platforms run by Phenom 9950 processor (2.6GHz) and Phenom II 940 processor (3GHz), it’s obviously seen that “Dragon” has beaten the former one totally. Its gaming performance even exceeded by over 140%.

It’s not indicated the same cards were used, so probably it’s just a trick AMD plays. But from the productivity bench which less relies on card and multimedia video coding ability (the improvement is over 20%), new-generation “Dragon” surpasses “Spider” undoubtedly.


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  Quote widdlecat Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Nov 2008 at 12:16am
The i7 still has the advantage of triple channel memory. I like the dragon platform for AMD cpus tho. I wouldn't mind getting a phenom II x4 940 BE with dragon platform. Liquid cool it and it's competitive with the other intels.
People are running the 9950 BE on a dragon platform and getting OCs of 3.6 GHz with liquid cooling. If the 940 BE has better headroom and starts at a higher clock, I'd expect it to be able to break 4.0 GHz with liquid cooling. To me, that would make one really nice rig. Still not competitive with i7, provided intel has it running well, but plenty for me. Cool
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  Quote skyR Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Nov 2008 at 12:51pm
phenom II reached 6ghz @ 1.9v on dry ice -.^

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  Quote Nomak Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Nov 2008 at 8:19am
It may not be better than i7 but it sure will be less costly.
 
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