More Detail on the Phenom II X4 910e

I was actually surprised by the number of folks who were interested in the Phenom II X4 910e. It's a voltage binned Phenom II X4 running at 2.6GHz that falls in a 65W TDP envelope.

The performance is no different than the regular 95W Phenom II X4 910, it just uses a lot less power since it runs at a much lower voltage. Some of you wanted to know exactly what that voltage was. The table below gives you more detail on our CPU as well as a standard 125W Phenom II X4 965 BE (unfortunately I don't have any 95W X4s to compare it to):

Processor Idle Voltage Load Voltage
AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W) 0.992V 1.392V
AMD Phenom II X4 910e (65W) 0.976V 1.168V

 

It's a pretty significant difference in voltage (and power consumption) but you do pay handsomely for the privilege. The 910e costs as much as a Phenom II X4 955: $169.

That seems to be it until we get Zosma and Thuban in late Q2. See you then.

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  • computerfarmer - Saturday, January 30, 2010 - link

    The last 2 articles on these CPU's were good reading.

    I am looking for these to buy and finding them not available. I live in Canada. None of the stores or online places are listing them. Has any one found them for sale?
    Reply
  • qwertymac93 - Sunday, January 31, 2010 - link

    http://www.newegg.ca/">http://www.newegg.ca/ Reply
  • computerfarmer - Monday, February 01, 2010 - link

    Newegg does not have any of these new CPU's.
    Does anyone know when they will be available?
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  • computerfarmer - Monday, February 01, 2010 - link

    AMD Athlon II x4 635 is now available at newegg.ca for $130.99. Still waiting for others. Reply
  • computerfarmer - Monday, February 01, 2010 - link

    Newegg does not have any of these new CPU's.
    Does anyone know when theyt will be available?
    Reply
  • qwertymac93 - Sunday, January 31, 2010 - link

    check Reply
  • techwriters4breakfast - Friday, January 29, 2010 - link

    the reviews deliberately omitted the core unlocking possibility, because there was no mention of this when the 550 debuted this past summer.

    i suppose anand wanted to avoid the angry emails from readers demanding to know why their 55x didn't unlock.

    btw there may be an option under acc that has values of +/- 1 to 10 that may help for unlock attempts that do not remain after reboot.
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  • AdamB5000 - Friday, January 29, 2010 - link

    I tried this with my new 550BE. It unlocked but it would crash Photoshop and showed flickering issues with BF2. I tried underclocking the cpu and raising voltages with different combinations and nothing worked.

    I'm still happy with the X2 550's performance and stability at stock speeds. Shame it dropped $9 a week after my purchase (as did the memory I purchased).
    Reply
  • Pederv - Friday, January 29, 2010 - link

    AMD makes both?
    Well that's confusing.
    Reply
  • unclesharkey - Friday, January 29, 2010 - link

    I got an X3 425 and was able to unlock the extra core and the cache. It seemed to work fine but then when I went to start my system the next day I had to hit the power button a couple times to get it to start up so I set it back to default and my system starts up fine. I have not really played around with it much but you can unlock them. Reply

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