When leafing through the many processors in the market, you might come across a term called AMD. AMD stands for Advanced Micro Devices. Their Phenom series, short for phenomenal, is every bit worth its name. Phenom II X4 series is one of the best gaming series available out there. And it offers more than you can think of. And the best Phenom is the Phenom II X4 965 BE (Black Edition).
Phenom II X4 965 was designed keeping in mind the importance of speed for the users. With a clock speed of 3.4 GHz, it is designed to go faster than you catch a moving tram. And if you are thinking that this processor guzzles energy like peanuts, then no, it is very energy efficient. With various technologies making it one of the best gaming processors, you will wonder if AMD stands for Awesomeness Made to deliver for games of today.
The Black Edition has been toned down to draw 125 W from the earlier 140 W TDP. The processor uses Direct Connect Architecture which enables the processor to run 32 bit applications at the highest speed, and can also run 64 bit software applications.
4 for more is the motto of AMD. The 4 in X4 means that they have 4 processors on a single tiny chip. Each core has its own L2 cache memory and can share data with other cores utilizing L3 cache. It is a high bandwidth, low latency processor and its architecture is such that it connects directly to the memory for high efficiency.
Hypertransport makes you think about spaceships and stuff. But for AMD, this is a technology which increases the communication speeds between IC’s and sensors, ala circuit boards. With this technology, the bus speeds can be increased to 4000 MHz.
PowerNow technology makes your PC run efficiently, consume less power. AMD Virtualization enables your PC to act as many virtual machines at one time. It enables the processor to sustain multiple OS’s.
At a price of just $ 195 in US, it is a sweet deal for every gamer on this planet. It is an amazing processor for your gaming experience. So, go out and bring this AMD home.
About the author: Alia Haley is a blogger who also happens to be a tech freak .She is very fond of gadgets and latest update on technological innovations. Lately she has been interested in hacking and is planning to learn more about it.