AMD Phenom II @ 7GHz

Cool beans! Phenom II rocks… I have one too (but not overclocked 😉 )

Welcome Phenom II

The Phenom II (computer in the middle) joins my rack finally! First I thought I can use the Medion P4 PC-case that I got from a colleague but it turned out to be a Micro ATX format. So I took the ATX-PC-case of an old Athlon XP 2000+ that we used for watching TV (BTW: Not our primarly TV set 😉 ) and placed the new hardware in it that I bought recently. I’m still setting up the new AMD Phenom II machine but what I can tell now is that it’s really silent (not like the Athlon 2600+ that is on the right on the upper photo – the Athlon is hell of noisy) and yea, the Phenom II has a 3.5″ Floppy drive FTW! IMHO a real PC needs to have a floppy drive! 😀 The G4 Mac on the left has no Floppy drive for example – what a shame.

booting for the first time – ASRock rocks 😀

I like the look of G.Skill RAM – fancy blue

You might want to comment the photos on Flickr (there are even some more):



Finally I ordered the parts for my new PC! A very reasonable configuration – best value IMHO – based on the AMD Dragon platform. I’m going to put them in the case of an old Medion P4 that I got from a colleague. Will post more soon!








Infos about the AMD Dragon platform:

BTW: I ordered at HPM Computer, a recommendation from the forum – Infos:

First Phenom II benchmarks


Fist results look great! Check out details here:

Phenom II @ 6 GHz


Ok, I mean it’s great… but ridiculous. I want to see real overclocking all-time-records with liquid cooling but not with liquid nitrogen! Yea, like anyone would run his PC for 5 minutes cooled with liquid nitrogen.

More Info (in German):,671469/News/Phenom_II-CPU_bis_5/925_GHz_Takt/

Phenom II launch – but when?


I want to get a Phenom II AMD CPU. Rumors say it will be available in early January (the 8th as some sources mention) but that seems to be either a silent launch or an announcement date. Maybe this will be just a launch of the 125W AM2+ model for upgraders? Not sure… I want to get a new mainboard and memory for it so I guess for me it makes to most sense to wait for the DDR3 mainboards (that are not available yet) but on the other hand I don’t want to wait so long. Humm… 😀 the German PC Games Hardware guys seem to have a test-CPU already. In the January issue they published some useful information (like AM2+ mainboard compatiblity) but no benchmarks yet, I hope they will publish some nice benchmarks February.


Here are some nice charts about the Phenom II:




AMD Phenom II – The power to do it all.


I spotted a nice article about the new Phenom II CPU by AMD and the Dragon platform (basically a combination of Phenom II CPU, 790GX mainboard & the ATI 4800 series graphics card):

I think I’m going to wait till Q1 with getting new hardware then. The Dragon platform looks really promising! I hope the prices for the new next generation AMD platform will look reasonable too.


Dragon is a 3GHz Phenom II, 790GX and an ATI 4800 series

Spider is a 2,6GHz Phenom, 790FX and ATI 3800 series

Overclockers hit 6GHz – AMD vs. Intel clockwar


Maybe it’s funny what the guys at Tom’s Hardware Overclock Competition 2008 did but totally useless for everyone else. They cooled an Intel Core 2 Duo 8600 with liquid nitrogen and overclocked it to 6GHz. Nice… but is anyone going to put a bottle of liquid nitrogen in his PC just to run it on 6GHz for a moment? No… So we all can forget about that. I bet that the Phenom II 6GHz OC test run that AMD confirmed has been also done with liquid nitrogen.

So is this all a coincidence? No, I don’t think so. I think that AMD and Intel support all the OC scene meanwhile. I think that it’s just like with BMW supporting and sponsoring Formula 1 for example. You can get nice press coverage. It’s like free advertising. Your brand name everywhere! How smart! 😉

Phenom II at 6GHz OC confimrmed by AMD:

Toms Hardware OC competition record of 6,2GHz:,news-241988.html

Just see how prominent the Intel logo is in the Toms Hardware article is. Coincidence or product placement? Personally I think that clockwars are back. I bet we will see CPUs with up to 4GHz next year in stores.


Wink wink! 😉 See the Intel logos? Nice sponsoring!


All photos from the OCC Tom’s Hardware competition:

AMD Phenom II X4 940, 920, 925, 910, 810, 805 Processors


I knew it… what hasn’t been on the AMD road map that was released recently is the new type of AMD processors including the naming!


AMD plans to introduce 8 Deneb processors in Q1 2009:

Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition – 3.0GHz
Phenom II X4 920 – 2.8GHz
Phenom II X4 925 – 2.8GHz
Phenom II X4 910 – 2.6GHz
Phenom II X4 810 – 2.6GHz
Phenom II X4 805 – 2.5GHz
Phenom II X3 720 – 2.8GHz
Phenom II X3 710 – 2.6GHz

The first two support socket AM2+, while the others are aimed at AM3 and DDR3. In Q2, two more processors will become available:

Phenom II X3 600
Phenom II X2 200


More Information: