“The Phenom 2 955 performed extremely well for the money you paid for it, this new 965 version costs about 245$ which is still a fair amount below the Core i7 920 price,. The question is; will it be able to perform somewhat similar or even faster than the Core i7? Let’s take a closer look.”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition: Overclocking Revisited @ iXBT Labs
- AMD Athlon II X2 250 @ OC3D
- All Sempron Models @ Hardware Secrets
- Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 5.2 @ TechARP
- GIGABYTE GA-GC330UD Mini-ITX – Dual Core Atom Tested @ Tweaktown
- Intel Core i7 870 @ InsideHW
A better buy in silicon?
Source: Red & Blackness Mods
Now that the capabilities of the i7 920 have been fully explored, enthusiasts are trying to find another processor that can deliver the performance that they want, while staying somewhere in the neighbourhood of $300. One contender is AMD’s Phenom II 965, priced at $240. Four cores at 3.2GHz give it equal footing when trying to unseat the i7 920 but you will have to visit R&B Mods to see how the competition played out.