AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Quad-Core Processor Review

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All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with all the latest updates installed. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. The Corsair Vengeance memory modules were run in Dual-channel mode at 1600MHz with 9-9-9-24-2t timings. The XFX Radeon HD 6950 graphics cards were run with 11.4 CATALYST suite drivers. The Intel Core i7 950 processor was running at the default clock of 3.07GHz with turbo enabled. The motherboards were all running the latest BIOS.

AMD 890FX Test Rig

 Processor  AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
 AMD Phenom II X4 980
 Live Pricing
 Motherboard  MSI 890FXA-GD70  
 Memory  8gb Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9  Live Pricing
 Hard Drive  Kingston SSDNow 96GB SSD  Live Pricing
 Video Card  XFX Radeon HD 6950  Live Pricing
 CPU cooler  Corsair A70  Live Pricing
 Chassis  None – Open Bench  
 Power Supply  Corsair TX750   Live Pricing

Intel X58 Test Rig

 Processor  Intel Core i7 950  Live Pricing
 Motherboard  ASUS Sabertooth X58  
 Memory  6gb Corsair Dominator CMP6GX3M3A1600C8  Live Pricing
 Hard Drive  Kingston SSDNow 96GB SSD  Live Pricing
 Video Card  XFX Radeon HD 6950  Live Pricing
 CPU cooler  Corsair A70  Live Pricing
 Chassis  None – Open Bench  
 Power Supply  Corsair TX750   Live Pricing

Intel P67 Test Rig

 Processor  Intel Core i5 2500K  Live Pricing
 Motherboard  ASUS P8P67 Deluxe  
 Memory  8gb Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9  Live Pricing
 Hard Drive  Kingston SSDNow 96GB SSD  Live Pricing
 Video Card  XFX Radeon HD 6950  Live Pricing
 CPU cooler  Corsair A70  Live Pricing
 Chassis  None – Open Bench  
 Power Supply  Corsair TX750   Live Pricing

Intel DX58S02 X58 Motherboard Test Bench

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Test Settings

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