Thursday, June 23, 2011

AMD Phenom II X4 955

When it comes to budget CPUs, there is no-one else with the best CPUs than AMD.
They have always proven to be really fast when it comes to performance, but above all that, they are pretty cheap. For ~120$ you can get AMD Phenom II X5 955 which can be compared to Intel's i5 750, which is ~230$.

Another feature of AMD Phenom II is that it's energy efficient, i.e. it saves energy and it protects the environment.

Here are the full specs:
Processor Frequency: X4 955: 3.2GHz
Core Multiplier: X4 955: Unlocked
L1 Cache Sizes: 64K of L1 instruction and 64K of L1 data cache per core (512KB total L1 per processor)
L2 Cache Sizes: 512KB of L2 data cache per core (2MB total L2 per processor)
L3 Cache Size: 6MB (shared)
Memory Controller Type:Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller *
Memory Controller Speed:Up to 2.0GHz with Dual Dynamic Power Management
Types of Memory Supported: Support for unregistered DIMMs up to PC2 8500 (DDR2-1066MHz)
Theoretical Memory Bandwidth: Up to 25.6GB/s
HyperTransport 3.0 Link: One 16-bit
HyperTransport 3.0 Bandwidth: Up to 14.4GB/s
Total Processor Bandwidth:Up to 36GB/s total bandwidth
Packaging:Socket AM3 938-pin organic micro pin grid array (micro-PGA)
Fab location:Fab 36 wafer fabrication facilities in Dresden, Germany
Process Technology: 45-nanometer DSL SOI (silicon-on-insulator) technology
Approximate Transistor count: ~ 758 million (45nm)
Approximate Die Size: 258 mm2 (45nm)
Max Ambient Case Temp:71° Celsius
Nominal Voltage: 0.875 - 1.425 Volts
Max TDP: 125 Watt

I so hope I'll get this, because I am stuck with an Intel Pentium 4 shitty processor.


  1. Decent price, will check it out.

  2. Q6600 for me! Its old as hell but goddamn the things you can make it do are unbelievable. With liquid cooling, you can push a q6600 even further. Never been a fan of AMDs, They run to hot for my liking sacrificing that overheating threshold that intels can withstand

  3. seems great... I'm work on an athlon x3 445 and i'm pretty satisfied

  4. Planning on building a computer soon. Guess this is my go to.

  5. But if you want a gaming machine you gotta shell out the cash and get a pentium. runs so much cooler.