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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition appears at online retailers

by Parm Mann on 14 July 2009, 10:37

Tags: Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Excluding the not-for-retail Phenom II X4 42 Black Edition TWKR, the unannounced but seemingly imminent Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition looks set to become AMD's quickest desktop processor.

We've been wondering how much it'll fetch at retail, considering that the next best thing - a Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition - can now be had for as little as £147. Looking around today, we see that the upcoming 965 Black Edition, given model number HDZ965FBGIBOX, has cropped up at a number of online retailers with prices starting at around £178.

The part, leaked late last month by a listing on the ASRock website, is believed to be clocked at 3.4GHz and features 6MB of L3 cache and a 125W TDP. However, AMD - despite stating that it doesn't comment on unannounced products, rumours or speculation - has told HEXUS that "the info ASRock has on their website was not 100 per cent accurate".

That could imply just about anything, but recent rumours suggest that it's ASRock's quoted TDP that's inaccurate. According to reports, we're hearing that the chip will have a somewhat-toasty TDP of 140W.

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