AMD Phenom II X4 810 and X3 720 BE Processors - HotHardware

AMD Phenom II X4 810 and X3 720 BE Processors

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We'd like to cover a few final data points before bringing this article to a close. Throughout all of our benchmarking and testing, we monitored how much power our test systems consumed using a power meter. Our goal was to give you all an idea as to how much power each configuration used while idling and while under a heavy workload. Please keep in mind that we were testing total system power consumption at the outlet here, not just the power being drawn by the processors alone.

Total System Power Consumption
Tested at the Outlet

These new 45nm Phenom II processors are quite power friendly.  While idling, they consumed the least amount of power of the bunch when paired to DDR2 memory.  And the same holds true while under load.  When using DDR3 memory, the new AM3 processors still consumed relatively little power, but we suspect the Asus motherboard we used didn't completely exploit the C1E power state available in the new Phenoms with its current BIOS, hence the slightly higher power usage.

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Phenom II X3 720 Overclocked to 3.6GHz for about $145? Sounds rather tasty!

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Super Dave:

Phenom II X3 720 Overclocked to 3.6GHz for about $145? Sounds rather tasty!

Yes. It sounds VERY tasty! Pizza

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Can you get these yet? May have to retire to trusty old Pentium D.

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Yes... this is what I waiting for. Now I can start pricing the new AMD Phenoms with DDR3 support and the related chipset MB's. I am going to put either one of them or a I7 and related system components into a new system. but you couldn't price them against each other until they were actively on the market of course. I think I may still wait for a minute to let the components get totally current driver wise etc.. What graphics implementation do you guys think would be the most advantageous? I was thinking either a 4870 or dual 4850's or maybe an Nvidia card but I want something that will do everything on a best perf. VS. price basis. How soon do you guys think the next GPU will hit?

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What cooler were you using on the chips cause by rights you shouldnt have any trouble with a decent air cooler to hit 4ghz, especially on that triple core. The oc on the 810 is low, nearly all other review sites have that thing running at 3.7-3.8 like they do with the 720be, and a few sites have gotten the 720be to 4ghz on air.

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AMD is on a roll with these Phenom II's, they just need a extreme CPU.

Bring back the FX!!

Phenom II X4 FX 990 3.4 GHz??

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OOO I havent seen a FX series from AMD in some time, the last one i can think of was the 70 or 71 i think....

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Which of Amd,s current offerings as far as performance would be on par with Intels current i7 / 920? And what kind of price range are we looking at!?

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Sadly, none of AMDs current offerings are on par with Intels Core i7.  They finally managed to get up to Core2 level.

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That's because the i7 is totally brand new technology while the AM3's are just AM2+'s with DDR3 support and some changes.

Look at the cost difference too.

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