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Testseek.co.uk have collected 63 expert reviews of the AMD Phenom 2 X4 970 Black Edition 3.5GHz Socket AM3 and the average rating is 81%. Scroll down and see all reviews for AMD Phenom 2 X4 970 Black Edition 3.5GHz Socket AM3.
Award: Most Awarded October 2010
October 2010
 
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The editors liked

  • High clockspeed
  • Competitive multi-threading performance
  • Good performance in heavy applications
  • Good gaming performance

The editors didn't like

  • Mediocre gaming grunt
  • Minimal overclocking headroom
  • High energy consumption
  • No Turbo mode
  • No Hyperthreading

 

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  Published: 2012-08-31, Author: Christian Ney , review by: ocaholic.ch.english

  • Abstract:  This week, as a lot of readers wanted us to do, we tested the gaming performance of the Phenom II x4 and Phenom II x6 coupled with an AMD Radeon HD 7970. Which brings our comparison tables to a new level having 2 Phenoms, 2 Bulldozers, 2 Core 2 and an Ivy...

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  Published: 2011-03-01, review by: tomshardware.co.uk

  • Abstract:  Today we're putting the latest sub-$200 CPUs into a cage match armed with nothing but the latest DirectX 11 games (plus a helping of StarCraft 2) to see how they fare. Can AMD's familiar Athlons and Phenoms stand up to the new Sandy Bridge-based CPUs? ...

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  Published: 2011-01-03, review by: digitalversus.com

  • Good performance in heavy applications, Good gaming performance
  • High energy consumption, No Turbo mode, No Hyperthreading
  • A mid-range quad core that does what's asked of it well. Notably, it's at ease in gaming....

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  Published: 2010-11-17, review by: techradar.com

  • High clockspeed, Competitive multi-threading performance
  • Mediocre gaming grunt, Minimal overclocking headroom
  • By now, we were hoping to able to get our hands on AMD's new Bulldozer archtecture processors, but there's still no sign of them, so instead we back with the familiar Phenom II theme. Give it up for the new AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition.Based on t...

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  Published: 2010-09-20, review by: alphr.com

  • Costs more than previous models but doesn't deliver a proportionate performance boost ...

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  Published: 2012-12-23, review by: tomshardware.com

  • Abstract:  Benchmarking 86 CPUs takes a while. After long last, though, we have 51 models from AMD and 35 from Intel tested in our current suite. If you want to know how your processor sizes up to its competition, you'll find plenty of comparison data inside! 86 C...

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  Published: 2011-03-01, review by: tomshardware.com

  • Abstract:  Today we're putting the latest sub-$200 CPUs into a cage match armed with nothing but the latest DirectX 11 games (plus a helping of StarCraft 2) ......

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  Published: 2011-01-04, review by: ixbtlabs.com

  • Abstract:  Finally, a moment anticipated by many: test results of Intel's new LGA1155 platform are available. This resembles the situation with LGA1156, because the new processors will be rolled out in several steps. Today we'll get to know the details of quad-co...

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  Published: 2010-12-22, review by: ixbtlabs.com

  • Abstract:  Our previous review was dedicated to the Core i7-800 LGA1156 series. The conclusion was that those solutions, as well as the Core i7-900 LGA1366 series, can offer enough computing power for most tasks you may need accomplished. At least four cores and ...

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  Published: 2010-11-23, review by: ixbtlabs.com

  • Abstract:  The overall score quite precisely describes processor standings which marketing specialists could have in mind when setting prices. So, formally, we can say that every processor is in its place and is worth buyers' attention. Although, considering architectural differences, you should choose what's..

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