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AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 / MSI 790 FX / XFX 4870 X2

AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 / MSI 790 FX / XFX 4870 X2


A couple of months ago AMD released their initial AM3 CPUs, the 810 and 720. These processors were the first to use DDR3 on the AMD platform and while each was priced attractively they failed to live up to the performance of the DDR2 based Phenom 2 X4 940. Today AMD release the latest AM3 processor, the 955 Black Edition, the first to have a real chance of competing with the 940 in that all important enthusiast market. Combined with a high specification 790FX based motherboard and ATI GPU it creates what could be AMD’s most powerful system ever.

Today we take a look at the latest performance figures from the AM3 (Dragon) platform using the 955, MSI’s new 790FX-GD70 and XFX’s 4870 X2. Is it finally time for AMD users to make the switch to DDR3?

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Stuart Davidson

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