AMD Phenom II X4 Quad 955 Core 3.2GHz Processor (Retail) - £55.20 + 4.99P&P @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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This is a steal at this price!! Maybe sellers getting rid of stock in preparation for Bulldozer?!

The AMD Phenom II processors are the most advanced processors for true multitasking offering true quad-core design. AMD Phenom II processors deliver virtually uninterrupted information flow between processor cores, main memory and graphics and video accelerators for amazingly rapid system response and phenomenal system performance. AMD Phenom II processors deliver unbeatable multi-core value with superior high definition computing, advanced multitasking performance, and innovative, energy efficient solutions.

Technical Details
Product Description: AMD Black Edition AMD Phenom II X4 955 / 3.2 GHz processor
Product Type: Processor
Processor Type: AMD Phenom II X4 955
Multi-Core Technology: Quad-Core
64-bit Computing: Yes
Compatible Processor Socket: Socket AM3
Processor Qty: 1
Clock Speed: 3.2 GHz
Manufacturing Process: 45 nm
Cache Memory: L2 - 4 x 512 KB - L3 6 MB
Features: HyperTransport technology, AMD64 technology, integrated memory controller, Enhanced Virus Protection, AMD Cool'n'Quiet Technology, AMD Virtualization, AMD CoolCore Technology
Compatible Slots: 1 x processor - Socket AM3
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

Product Specifications
Brand: AMD
Mfr Part Number: HDZ955FBGMBOX
Processor Count: 4
Colour Screen: No
Wattage: 125 watts
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1 Like #1
whats up with AMD... all these Phenom II CPUs are getting cheaper?
1 Like #2
got this CPU at the moment, its brilliant and I paid about £125 on release, amazing bit of kit! Heat Added!
#3
Whats the cheapest branded MB that can cope with an AMD quad?
#4
Anyone know how efficient "cool n quiet technology" is?

I was considering building an office PC with a sandybridge i3 2100t (35w) but at this price maybe AMD is the way to go...
#5
great price and def best power per pound for any CPU
banned#6
SUPER HOT
#7
nvm, a bit of research shows that the i3 has a far lower power consumption. For a basic system it seems to require only 40w under full load. the 955 is near 5 times that.
#8
Paid £100 for this not long ago :o
#9
Wow great price for the best bang per buck cpu
1 Like #10
pvp26
whats up with AMD... all these Phenom II CPUs are getting cheaper?

Intel are mopping the floor with AMD performance wise, so they are forced to focus on value. That and the new AMD "bulldozer" family of cpu's is just around the corner which (should) compete with the current i7 line up....watch this space
1 Like #11
Whirly
nvm, a bit of research shows that the i3 has a far lower power consumption. For a basic system it seems to require only 40w under full load. the 955 is near 5 times that.


125 is not 5 times 40. Go learn how to use a calculator.
#12
This a a steal!! I paid £55 for an Athlon II tri-core a couple of months ago.
#13
I paid 100 for this around a month ago

meh im not to annoyed but there dropping quick
#14
MadeDixonsCry
Whirly
nvm, a bit of research shows that the i3 has a far lower power consumption. For a basic system it seems to require only 40w under full load. the 955 is near 5 times that.

125 is not 5 times 40. Go learn how to use a calculator.
The ones from Q2 2010 according to Dr Wikipaedia have 95W TDP - is that the idle or max power consumption?
2 Likes #15
125 or 95W is the total cpu power consumption when at full load when running a benchmark or stress test for example. In real life and general use, processors running at stock speed will rarely use anywhere near this amount of power.
#16
Gah when are they going to lower the price of the Phenom II HexCore 1100T. To go into my soon-to-be-bought ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
#17
loopie
Whats the cheapest branded MB that can cope with an AMD quad?


How about the [b]Asus M4N68T-M LE v2[/b] from ebuyer.

Full specification here.

Personally would get something with a few more features though but for a basic system it'll do the job!

Edited By: shadow_boxer on May 10, 2011 18:14
#18
This is an absolute steal. Nicely found shadow_boxer :)
#19
Roasting hot deal
#20
Absolute steal! For those who don't yet have a high performance/gaming pc, If there was ever a time to build one, that time is now. :]
#21
seem like the seller has alot of neg feedback on amazon... :|
#22
isac23
Absolute steal! For those who don't yet have a high performance/gaming pc, If there was ever a time to build one, that time is now. :]

Undoubtably a bargain, but if your building a high end PC atm you won't use any AMD chip - and certainly not this one. Intel are that far ahead in the CPU stakes atm its a non-contest. Bulldozer might change that - so i would hold off a new build right now imo.

Check this out : http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

In at number 43 AMD's effort. - a complete whitewash. This CPU is much slower scoring just under 4k marks, comparable to Intel's i3-2120. Hope this info helps.



Edited By: Tyranicus66 on May 10, 2011 18:37: Omission
#23
Voted hot
2 Likes #24
Tyranicus66
isac23
Absolute steal! For those who don't yet have a high performance/gaming pc, If there was ever a time to build one, that time is now. :]


Undoubtably a bargain, but if your building a high end PC atm you won't use an AMD chip, Intel are that far ahead its a non-contest. Bulldozer might change that - i would hold off a new build right now imo.


If, like me, you've been holding off a new build since 2003 because people say, "I'd hold off building one yet," then you'll never get anything. Bag yourself an AM3+ board and one of these processors and you're laughing. When Bulldozer finally shows up, you can simply swap this out for one of the all singing, all dancing, "i7 beating", blah blah blah, processors.

Hot deal.
#25
That's such a ridiculously low price I'm wondering if this is the real deal?! Nevertheless, GREAT price if it's all above board...
#26
Tyranicus66
isac23
Absolute steal! For those who don't yet have a high performance/gaming pc, If there was ever a time to build one, that time is now. :]


Undoubtably a bargain, but if your building a high end PC atm you won't use an AMD chip, Intel are that far ahead its a non-contest. Bulldozer might change that - i would hold off a new build right now imo.

Check this out : http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

In at number 43 AMD's effort. - a complete whitewash. This CPU is much slower scoring just under 4k marks, comparable to Intel's i3-2120. Hope this info helps.



Fair enough it's not exactly a high performance cpu per se but in terms of a gaming pc you don't really need more than what this cpu can provide. It's amazing cost-benefit if all you want is a gaming pc.
#27
super hot, ordered!!
#28
KitKatFox
Tyranicus66
isac23
Absolute steal! For those who don't yet have a high performance/gaming pc, If there was ever a time to build one, that time is now. :]

Undoubtably a bargain, but if your building a high end PC atm you won't use an AMD chip, Intel are that far ahead its a non-contest. Bulldozer might change that - i would hold off a new build right now imo.

If, like me, you've been holding off a new build since 2003 because people say, "I'd hold off building one yet," then you'll never get anything. Bag yourself an AM3+ board and one of these processors and you're laughing. When Bulldozer finally shows up, you can simply swap this out for one of the all singing, all dancing, "i7 beating", blah blah blah, processors.

Hot deal.

It is definatly a good buy. Just don't expect it to preform as well as the equivlent Intel chip. Almost without fail they are faster and use less juice but, and its a big but, cost more.

If i were building a gaming rig right now i would bag a i5-2500k, overclock it to 4.5ghz - i fancy this setup to be the king of performance value for a little while yet and still outperform bulldozer when it (finally) arrives. Each to their own however
#29
Tyranicus66
KitKatFox
Tyranicus66
isac23
Absolute steal! For those who don't yet have a high performance/gaming pc, If there was ever a time to build one, that time is now. :]


Undoubtably a bargain, but if your building a high end PC atm you won't use an AMD chip, Intel are that far ahead its a non-contest. Bulldozer might change that - i would hold off a new build right now imo.


If, like me, you've been holding off a new build since 2003 because people say, "I'd hold off building one yet," then you'll never get anything. Bag yourself an AM3+ board and one of these processors and you're laughing. When Bulldozer finally shows up, you can simply swap this out for one of the all singing, all dancing, "i7 beating", blah blah blah, processors.

Hot deal.


It is definatly a good buy. Just don't expect it to preform as well as the equivlent Intel chip. Almost without fail they are faster and use less juice but, and its a big but, cost more.

If i were building a gaming rig right now i would bag a i5-2500k, overclock it to 4.5ghz - i fancy this setup to be the king of performance value for a little while yet and still outperform bulldozer when it (finally) arrives. Each to their own however


Hang on a second, you said "I'd wait" now you're suggesting a build which anyone in their right mind with some computing knowledge would build at the moment? If you're an i5-2500k kind of guy, you're not looking at spending 50 quid on a processor are you? My suggestion was simply to point out that you can by being fairly tactful, choose an option that allows you to upgrade rather than waiting until Q3 this year for Bulldozer to land.

What I will say is, I'm an Intel fan and will be getting an i5-2500k setup exactly as you have suggested.
#30
Very HOT deal.

Challenge: Can someone put together a setup around this CPU for under £300.
#31
As a novice am Confused by all this talk about this Amd deal at about £60 and the Intel i5-2500k at around £130 are you saying that the £70 extra is worth it, to buy the intel?
1 Like #32
Postage jumps to a whopping 20 quid for deliveries to the North Of Ireland.

Processors have obviously jumped to the size of sofas since I last bought one oO
1 Like #33
bryfly
As a novice am Confused by all this talk about this Amd deal at about £60 and the Intel i5-2500k at around £130 are you saying that the £70 extra is worth it, to buy the intel?


Depends on your use really. If your going be doing a lot of video editing or image rendering then the i5 2500K is the much superior processor (or better still the 2600K). If, however, you're a casual gamer or need a system that does a bit more than your basic web browsing and office work then at £60 this is perfect!!
#34
WOWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEE
banned#35
I remember when these first came out, they were the fastest processors around. I was just about to buy it on impulse, but remembered my Crosshair mb wont support this and while i have no real problems with my mb theres no point upgrading mb, cpu and ram for no real reason. But voted hot im finding it hard to believe its so cheap, must be some sort of mistake.
#36
Thanks, had planned to order it this week anyway at £90 so this is now a bargain. Ordered!
#37
Tyranicus66
isac23
Absolute steal! For those who don't yet have a high performance/gaming pc, If there was ever a time to build one, that time is now. :]


Undoubtably a bargain, but if your building a high end PC atm you won't use any AMD chip - and certainly not this one. Intel are that far ahead in the CPU stakes atm its a non-contest. Bulldozer might change that - so i would hold off a new build right now imo.

Check this out : http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

In at number 43 AMD's effort. - a complete whitewash. This CPU is much slower scoring just under 4k marks, comparable to Intel's i3-2120. Hope this info helps.



Please be fair and post the common cpus link: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/common_cpus.html

Note the cost of the amd processors along with the benchmarkings. In a price-comparable comparison, amd wins on speed. In a score-comparable comparison, amd wins on cost.
#38
Im crap at this stuff. Will my MSI P6Nsli mobo supprot this chip? Or would i be better getting a DDR3 mobo(if my P6N is not DDR3)? Ive been gonna upgrade for a while now but ive been putting it off until SSds come down in price. Thankyou, Gaz

Edited By: gazzawesty on May 10, 2011 19:29
#39
Does anybody know if this item comes with a fan or heatsink in the box or is that extra on top
1 Like #40
omg, i cant believe my eyes....the are only 55 pounds..lol

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