AMD Phenom II @ 7GHz

Cool beans! Phenom II rocks… I have one too (but not overclocked ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) 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! ๐Ÿ˜€ The G4 Mac on the left has no Floppy drive for example – what a shame.

booting for the first time – ASRock rocks ๐Ÿ˜€

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

You might want to comment the photos on Flickr (there are even some more):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/86957127@N00/sets/72157615020148319/

Finally

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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!

Details:

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hd483xydfcboth354x312GFX-Card: http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/products/graphiccards/HD%204000series/4830.aspx

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RAM: http://newgskill.web-bi.net/bbs/zboard.php?&id=g_ddr2

phenomiiCPU: http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/0,,30_118_15331_15917,00.html

aod790gx128menlargeMainboard: http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=AOD790GX/128M&s=AM2%2b

Infos about the AMD Dragon platform: http://game.amd.com/us-en/landings/dragon.aspx

BTW: I ordered at HPM Computer, a recommendation from the PCGH.de forum – Infos: http://www.hpm-computer.de/

First Phenom II benchmarks

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Fist results look great! Check out details here: http://forum.breakthelimit.net/index.php?showtopic=220&hl

Phenom II @ 6 GHz

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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): http://www.pcgameshardware.de/aid,671469/News/Phenom_II-CPU_bis_5/925_GHz_Takt/

Phenom II launch – but when?

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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… ๐Ÿ˜€ 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.

Source:
http://www.nordichardware.com/news,8456.html

http://www.pcgameshardware.de/aid,670317/News/Phenom_II_von_AMD_im_Testlabor_-_erster_CPU-Test_laeuft_bereits/

Here are some nice charts about the Phenom II:

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AMD Phenom II – The power to do it all.

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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):

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/austin/

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.

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

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

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