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Amd Phenom Ii X4 965 Vs. 970? 3.4 Vs. 3.5 ... The GHz is the only spec difference I see ...

#1 User is offline   sutliff 

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 04:13 AM

AMD now has a new part - Phenom II X4 970 Black Deneb 3.5GHz. It stands alongside its X4 965 Black Deneb 3.4 brother. Both 45nm. L2 & 3 cache appear to be equal. Both Black Editions. Same 125W spec. Is the ONE TENTH of ONE GHz the only difference?!

What would be the benefit of a 3.5 OVER a 3.4? Why would AMD release nearly identicle parts? Am I missing something incredibly obvious?


Hmm, ...

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 04:21 PM

Nope - that is how it works, every so often AMD releases an "updated" chip with a 100Mhz gain or so.
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