AMD announces Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition AM3 CPU refresh

AMD has released the latest member of the quad core socket AM3 family with the Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition.

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aaaaaaaaa1999d ago

So by the time they get to Phenom II X4 995 Black Edition it should be at 4GHz

toaster1999d ago (Edited 1999d ago )

lol. Phenom II is running dry with each new proc just a minor speed bump, one that could be achieved on a previous chip with just a small OC. Really no point in getting any chip after the 965 BE as the rest are the same, just clocked 100MHz higher.

fatstarr1999d ago

the phenom series is on its last leg like the lga 776 socket. its time to move on.

Enate1998d ago

Agreed and it sucks to say this as I love amd. As it stands right now when I'm probably in the market for a new build I'm gonna go with the 2500k intel. Unless they can come up with that their new line asap. An it competes directly or better. I mean 4Ghz plus on the stock cooler for the 2500k I can't argue with that. An out performing anything it comes across in gaming or on par with the best.