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AMD Phenom II X4 920 (2.8Ghz) and X4 940 (3.0Ghz), Deneb Core,Retail from £155.24 + P&P @ Scan (free for hexus/av forums member)

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Fantastic CPU's that have just released in Jan 09. Price war with Intel means we're having these at a ridiculously low price. Today only section of SCAN. These are in the "TODAY ONLY' section. You… Read More
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Fantastic CPU's that have just released in Jan 09. Price war with Intel means we're having these at a ridiculously low price. Today only section of SCAN.

These are in the "TODAY ONLY' section. You won't see the right price by clicking on the "go to deal" button.

Prices:
AMD Phenom II X4 920 is £155.24
AMD Phenom II X4 940 is £186.29

The NEW AMD Phenom II - Deneb Core - In Stock and Shipping NOW!

Next generation, true multi-core design features direct inter-processor connections and an integrated memory controller to accelerate performance for productivity, content creation, entertainment and gaming. Enhanced Total Cache for rapid access to memory, including a shared L3 cache, for optimum performance on multi-threaded software. AMD Cool'n'Quiet 3.0 technology is designed to enable low idle power and automatic tuning of each processor core with multiple performance states for a cool and quiet PC that consumes less energy. HyperTransport 3.0 provides high bandwidth I/O for high definition video and gaming, high speed disk access and network interfaces.
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#1
Here are the direct URL's guys:

AMD Phenom II X4 920 is http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?ProductId=27913
AMD Phenom II X4 940 is http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?ProductId=27912

And, remember to add them to your cart to bring the price down. They are in the "today only" section.
banned#2
Wow nice,
Wish I knew how to make a motherboard bundle from this :(?!
#3
Conscept
Wow nice,
Wish I knew how to make a motherboard bundle from this :(?!


Hi there,

A socket AM2 or AM2+ motherboard is what your looking for.
banned#4
thomp256
Hi there,

A socket AM2 or AM2+ motherboard is what your looking for.


Oh yeah! I knew that much at least haha. Just.. which etc.. *sigh*

Wish I could do what Cdiscounts do ( pay in 3 installments no interest xD ) I'd buy a brand new super spec comp!
#5
any1 know how well these oc?
#6
mistah
any1 know how well these oc?


If you want good over clocking go for the black editions, they are made for oc'ing.

New World Record for 3DMark

AMD Phenom II Overclocked to 6.5GHz


YouTube - AMD Phenom II Overclocked to 6.5GHz - New World Record for 3DMark
#7
What is the Intel equivalent of these CPUs?
#8
Rather good deal, I'd say. It's obscene how powerful these Phenom chips are. I've got a 2.4GHz 9750, and I was playing around with it earlier today and, man. This time last year, I was struggling to run HD video at all on my Pentium 4 2.4GHz system. Now, well, there's no real reson for anyone to play seven HD movies side by side over two massive displays. But it does look impressive when the system can do it all without skipping a frame. In a geeky way, anyway.
#9
Dont buy this one!! spend an extra £20 and get the Phenom II 940 Black Edition http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-940-Black-Edition-Deneb-S-AM2plus-30GHz-8MB-Total-Cache-HT-2000MHz-125W-Retail

The 940 overclocks like a dream is unlocked and performs better than the QX9770 which costs over £1000 from some vendors http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=53Q8

Basically if you got the cash the 940 is a beast.....
#10
xyzbox
What is the Intel equivalent of these CPUs?


Core I7 920 is the equivalent but obviously the core I& 920 cpu costs around £70 more also a Core I7 mobo and ddr 3 will set you back a few hundred quid, but a phenom II 920 or 940 will slot into existing am2/am2+ mobos with a bios update. amd is back in the game....
#11
i have a pc that has am2 socket could i just buy this and replace the existing processor?
#12
risheet
i have a pc that has am2 socket could i just buy this and replace the existing processor?


You need to find out what motherboard you have and then see if a bios update is available to allow support for phenom II if so just update and then grab a 940....
#13
mistah
any1 know how well these oc?

My 940 gets to 3.5GHz at stock voltage, which seems to be fairly normal for them. 3.8 is doable with a voltage bump. I'm seriously impressed with this chip, it absolutely flies.
#14
it is nice to see the race back on, should mean some worthwhile price cuts from all corners
#15
Conscept
Oh yeah! I knew that much at least haha. Just.. which etc.. *sigh*

Wish I could do what Cdiscounts do ( pay in 3 installments no interest xD ) I'd buy a brand new super spec comp!


I can imagine you getting into a LOT of debt one day.
#16
dxx
Rather good deal, I'd say. It's obscene how powerful these Phenom chips are. I've got a 2.4GHz 9750, and I was playing around with it earlier today and, man. This time last year, I was struggling to run HD video at all on my Pentium 4 2.4GHz system. Now, well, there's no real reson for anyone to play seven HD movies side by side over two massive displays. But it does look impressive when the system can do it all without skipping a frame. In a geeky way, anyway.


As powerful as they are, the Intel equivalents are faster clock for clock.
banned#17
Xeijin
I can imagine you getting into a LOT of debt one day.


Ha,
I know how to handle my money it's just im VERY impatient to be honest :thumbsup:
Like.. I can save up for 5 months but I hate it, i'd rather buy it all at once and straight away haha
#18
xyzbox
What is the Intel equivalent of these CPUs?


If it is performance wise (NOT flagship AMD range vs Intel's)

Phenom II X4 940 (£155.24) - between Core 2 Quad Q9400 (£197.77)/Q9550 (£231.12)

Phenom II X4 920 (£189.26) - between Core 2 Quad Q9300 (£191.81) /Q9400 (£197.77)

At these prices, these AMD CPUs are the better buy than their performance equivalent Intel CPUs

Full review:

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3492&p=1
#19
the main reason these have come down in price on a number of sites is because of the release of the new AMD cpu that will be released on the 9th of Feb AM3. There is a site that is taking Pre-orders for new cpu AMD Phenom II X4 810 Quad Core CPU (2.6ghz) for £165 delivered

Before anyone says that is a slower CPU than the 920 (2.8ghz) as the new CPU is AM3 it runs better clock to clock then the am2+. Another thing am3 cpu will work in a am2+ m/board with ddr2 memory but if you want to use ddr3 memory you will have to buy a new m/board that will only take a am3 cpu
#20
thomp256
Hi there,

A socket AM2 or AM2+ motherboard is what your looking for.


AM2 motherboards, dont work well (or at all in my case) with these. The AM2+ ones on the scan website are the ones your after, 790x 790fx 790gx are the better ones.
#21
On tomshardware the Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition is 9% faster than the Q6600, which can be had in most very cheap pcs so i dont see any point what so ever in buying the amd unless you are going to overclock, but for most people buy a Q6600 which is like £130
#22
MIDURIX
On tomshardware the Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition is 9% faster than the Q6600, which can be had in most very cheap pcs so i dont see any point what so ever in buying the amd unless you are going to overclock, but for most people buy a Q6600 which is like £130


£135 at scan - running it now! :) - cheapest there is is scan.
#23
MIDURIX
but for most people buy a Q6600 which is like £130

Its not that price anymore, more like £150.

I was going to go for the 940, but then decided on the 925, which is the AM3 version of the 920 but it has only 95w TDP, the 920 is 125w TDP.
#24
Anthonyuk
Its not that price anymore, more like £150.

I was going to go for the 940, but then decided on the 925, which is the AM3 version of the 920 but it has only 95w TDP, the 920 is 125w TDP.


Id say if you need to buy a new motherboard & cooler its probably best to see whats going to happen, especially if the AM3 chips turn out to be much better on AM3 motherboards, which will probably be expensive.

Q6600 is £157.16 Inc VAT on scan.
#25
this sounds great, has anyone built a comp with this?

i'm looking at building a computer, what else would i need with this??
#26
spannerz
this sounds great, has anyone built a comp with this?

i'm looking at building a computer, what else would i need with this??


motherboard, ram, hard drive, graphics card, case, power supply, disc drive.
#27
nizmotine
motherboard, ram, hard drive, graphics card, case, power supply, disc drive.


the trouble with that is there are tons of different ones to choose from, i'm just not sure what i'm buying thats all
#28
spannerz
the trouble with that is there are tons of different ones to choose from, i'm just not sure what i'm buying thats all


Well give us a rough idea how much you got to spend & im sure someone ( i will if i have time) PM you some specs of a PC you can build for you budget
#29
spannerz
the trouble with that is there are tons of different ones to choose from, i'm just not sure what i'm buying thats all


Entry level system
http://www.anandtech.com/guides/showdoc.aspx?i=3486

Midrange system
http://www.anandtech.com/guides/showdoc.aspx?i=3497

Hope this helps
#30
I've read very mixed reviews about these CPUs so decided against them and as someone as suggested I went for a cheaper option with the Q6600 which is a very capable overclocker..of course with the correct cooling and a decent mobo...if you can afford it then the i7 is the way to go as that is a performance that cannot be matched by AMD at the present time.....at the end of the day it's down to what you can afford and what you want from a PC rig.
#31
Both of these show and have shown up for me at £5 more expensive than the OP.
#32
sosrandom
Both of these show and have shown up for me at £5 more expensive than the OP.


You need to go to Today only on Scans page..
#33
I cant remember when I paid over £100 for a new CPU! I'm getting old :(
#34
i7 is just too good, so no amd until they can seriously catch on

thanks for post though
#35
gg1pl
If it is performance wise (NOT flagship AMD range vs Intel's)

Phenom II X4 940 (£155.24) - between Core 2 Quad Q9400 (£197.77)/Q9550 (£231.12)

Phenom II X4 920 (£189.26) - between Core 2 Quad Q9300 (£191.81) /Q9400 (£197.77)

At these prices, these AMD CPUs are the better buy than their performance equivalent Intel CPUs

Full review:

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3492&p=1


The phenom II 940 outperforms the intel QX9770... that chip is around £1000. its far better than the Q9400 and q9300.. it also competes with the core i7 920, they expect that the new am3 ddr3 versions i.e phenom 945 and phenom 950 etc will outperform the core i7 920but at a lower cost....
#36
mrfun1981
Well give us a rough idea how much you got to spend & im sure someone ( i will if i have time) PM you some specs of a PC you can build for you budget


would be looking at about £300-400


thanx
#37
spannerz
would be looking at about £300-400

Phenom II £150
AM2+ 790X Motherboard £80
4GB PC26400 DDR2 £30
Branded Case inc PSU £50
1GB Sata Hard Drive £70
Sata DVDRW £15
ATI Radeon HD4850 £100
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit OEM £60

That lot of bare-minimums totals around £550. Obviously you'll need Keyboard and Mouse and Display to go with it.
You can knock £100 off and swap the Motherboard for a 790GX (onboard Video) if you don't play games...

£300-£400 isn't going to buy you a machine of Phenom II calibre...
#38
I bought a Q9550 (2.83 GHz) about 3 or 4 months ago for £180. Are these faster?
#39
dudedude
I bought a Q9550 (2.83 GHz) about 3 or 4 months ago for £180. Are these faster?


In in all, there's not much difference. The Phenom 2 940 would be slightly faster.
#40
TeddyT
I cant remember when I paid over £100 for a new CPU! I'm getting old :(


heh, yes i normally get whatever is around £40. (4 years ago was Sempron 3000+ overclocked hugely, 2 years ago Athlon x2 3600+ overclocked hugely.. now.. not sure maybe i'd get this http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-Athlon-64-X2-7750-Black-Edition-AM2plus-Kuma-Core-Dual-Core-27GHz-3MB-Cache-Retail since not many apps use more than 2 cores still..

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