AMD has announced their latest processor release-The blistering 3.4GHz Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition. It has the same price($245) as that of AMD’s former release-The Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition which is having a clock speed of 3.2GHz. Allthough both have the same price, the Phenom II X4 965 has more performance than the Phenom II X4 955. With AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition you could get more performance at the same price. AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition is the highest clocked processor ever released by AMD. In terms of clock speed(3.4GHz), AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition became the fastest quad core processor pushing Intel’s Core i7 975 to the second position which is having a speed of 3.33GHz. With the 45nm fabrication, the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition was able to increase its speed a lot, enabling it to push Intel’s fastest processor to the second place. The AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition comes up with the same L2 cache(2MB) and L3 cache(6MB) as that of the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition.
The Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition has a higher rate of power cosumption(140W) than its former ones. The Intel Core i5 750 is expected to be released by next month which is priced at only $199 which could force AMD to lower the price of its products. Till the i5 750 arrives, the only ones troubling the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition are the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650($320) and the Intel Core i7 920($280). The Phenom II X4 965 could cope up with the first one but it will have to fight really hard by taking correct measures to drive off the Intel Core i7 920.