AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Shall Feed Your Need
Compatibility has always been an issue when upgrading computers. For this, AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition has an edge over the others. Aside from the good performance and affordability, it is also compatible with the older AM2+ motherboards and DDR2 memory. However, with advantages comes conflict too. AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition only has a slight speed bump over its predecessor. Its competitor, Intel still has the edge on performance, though for a much higher price.
With AM3 and AM2+ socket types, four (4) or quad cores, 3.5GHz, HyperTransport 3.0 front-side bus, and 2MB L2 Cache, this CPU is indeed a powerful one.
Comparing AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition with other quad-core CPUs, it is absolutely cheaper. Among its close competitors include Intel Core i5 750. As we know, Intel is the market leader in terms of components; specifically processors. However, AMD is already competing for that niche.
In terms of architecture, AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition was manufactured with the same 45-nm process as other previous editions. It is unlocked for over-clocking and this feature adds to its value. However, users and consumers must remember that warranty does not cover over-clocking.
Being slightly faster than its predecessor, this product is definitely a great choice. It bested the Intel Core i5 750 on various tests. Though slightly faster than video-editing tests, it still costs more than the AMD Phenol II X4 970 Black Edition.
While the Intel CPU proved slightly faster in video-editing tests over that of AMD, it does not mean that Intel’s Core i5-750 is much better than AMD Phenom II X4 970. In fact, it’s actually evenly matched. Despite its being only slightly faster than the previous versions, AMD Phenom II X4 970 is absolutely a great choice for upgrade.
The affordability of AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition over its competitor cannot be questioned. It is because the same performance is being offered aside from the fact that it passed the tests not with mediocre level, but rather equal. Indeed, AMD is making its name among the CPUs available in the market today. The two main competitors, AMD and Intel, in the market today are constantly improving their products as well as innovating new ones to fit the market needs and requirements. Consumers should remember that more heat is generated if the processor is faster. This is due to the fact that more power is consumed. This issue has been solved and is now run with a fan attached on top to dissipate heat.