AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE & X4 810 Socket AM3 CPUs
You see, the AMD Phenom II X4 940 and X4 920 were designed for the socket AM2+ platform, and as such, they support only DDR2 memory. The latest additions to the Phenom II line-up, the Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition and X4 810, however, are designed for the AM3 platform. That means, these new chips can work not only in existing AM2+ motherboards with DDR2 memory, but in new AM3-based motherboards with DDR3 memory as well. The flexibility of these new socket AM3 based Phenom II processors should appeal to existing AMD system owners who may be thinking about a CPU upgrade, or potential new AMD-based system buyers who want the freedom to choose from a wide array of motherboards at multiple price points.
We've taken the new triple-core Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition and quad-core X4 810 for a spin through the lab using both socket AM2+ and socket AM3 motherboard platforms, to give you all an idea as to how each configuration performs. Read on for the full scoop...
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition and Phenom II X4 810 Socket AM3 Processors