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    News - Unannounced AMD Phenom II X4 955 shows overclocking prowess

    AMD's fastest quad-core processor has surfaced, and it's said to overclock to 4GHz with ease.
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    Re: News - Unannounced AMD Phenom II X4 955 shows overclocking prowess

    Nice but...what kind of "real world" benefit would we see from an overclock of 800Mhz?

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    Re: News - Unannounced AMD Phenom II X4 955 shows overclocking prowess

    Think of it this way, .8*4= 3.2 ghz extra, thats ALOT from such and easy increase. There will be quite a big benefit from tasks such as extracting, encoding etc.
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    Re: News - Unannounced AMD Phenom II X4 955 shows overclocking prowess

    a 3.2GHz AM3 quad is EXACTLY what i'm looking for.

    all it needs now is a faster 'premium' brother and the 8 series chipset.
    http://rusi.org/downloads/assets/FDR2.pdf - RUSI - A Force For Honour
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    http://www.uknda.org/my_documents/my...y_Doc_24pp.pdf - UKNDA: A decision the next Prime Minister must make

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    Re: News - Unannounced AMD Phenom II X4 955 shows overclocking prowess

    It's amazing how blase we are getting - less than 10 year's ago 800MHz would have been the norm for most people's desktop.

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    Re: News - Unannounced AMD Phenom II X4 955 shows overclocking prowess

    Quote Originally Posted by rkingb View Post
    It's amazing how blase we are getting - less than 10 year's ago 800MHz would have been the norm for most people's desktop.
    1999 I had a 500mhz P3 with 128mb of ram, which at the time was high end. In 2001, 1000mhz p4s were coming out IIRC.

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    Re: News - Unannounced AMD Phenom II X4 955 shows overclocking prowess

    Quote Originally Posted by rkingb View Post
    It's amazing how blase we are getting - less than 10 year's ago 800MHz would have been the norm for most people's desktop.
    10 years ago i had a P1 166mhz with 16mb RAM with Win 98..... I'm pretty sure 800mhz was out of the question at the time. i remember my friend had a P2 300mhz (i think) with 32mb and i thought that was fast lol

    Anyway back on topic....

    I think AMD have got things right with the AM3, pricing is very good and the overclocking ability of the chips so far has been very impressive i mean just look at the 720 BE for example
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    Re: News - Unannounced AMD Phenom II X4 955 shows overclocking prowess

    in 98 I had a p1 120mhz, 96mb of ram (which was a lot for that time), a 2gb susi hard drive and a dimond stealth 3d 2000 graphics card (with 2mb of ram)
    I was running windows of a 17" crt at 1024x768 in 16bit colour and doing 3d work with 3d Studio R4 (the last dos based version)

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    Re: News - Unannounced AMD Phenom II X4 955 shows overclocking prowess

    I did not have a computer 10 years ago!! I could not afford one!!


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: News - Unannounced AMD Phenom II X4 955 shows overclocking prowess

    Quote Originally Posted by fonz_valo View Post
    10 years ago i had a P1 166mhz with 16mb RAM with Win 98..... I'm pretty sure 800mhz was out of the question at the time. i remember my friend had a P2 300mhz (i think) with 32mb and i thought that was fast lol

    Anyway back on topic....

    I think AMD have got things right with the AM3, pricing is very good and the overclocking ability of the chips so far has been very impressive i mean just look at the 720 BE for example
    OK my ten years was an over estimate...

    I recently built a 7750 based system and was impressed by value for money and ease of overclocking. Hopefully AMD have turned the corner.

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    Re: News - Unannounced AMD Phenom II X4 955 shows overclocking prowess

    11 years ago I have my first pc, P1 166 overclocked to 200 with everything stock and a rubish heatsink (not after market heatsinks at that time, I even didn't bother to check temps) and 64MB ram, a luxury ;-)
    I played Quake 2, Jedy Knight and Unreal, cracking games!

    I forgot to say my modem was PCI and 56KB, super fast in the last century
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