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Written by Mathew Williams   
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE CPU HDZ965FBGIBOX
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: Phenom II X4 965 BE
Testing and Results
EVEREST Benchmark Tests
Passmark PerformanceTest
PCMark05 Benchmark Tests
Crysis Gaming
Devil May Cry 4 Gaming
SPECperfview CATIA Tests
Overclock Results
Catalyst 9.8 Results
Final Thoughts

Catalyst 9.8 Driver Comparison

Shortly before launch, AMD gave us access to an unreleased version of their Catalyst 9.8 driver. According to AMD, the new driver should provide significant improvements in peformance when Crossfire systems are paired an AMD processor. While we didn't have a crossfire build to test with, we did check the new driver against our current Catalyst 9.4 driver used for testing.

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I wasn't expecting much of a performance increase given that this driver release is geared toward Crossfire systems. However, at lower resolutions, it does appear to have had an effect. Given more time, I plan to benchmark other games. For the time being, though, we'll have to stick with this little preview. Be sure to check it out for yourself when the Catalyst 9.8 driver is released next week.



 

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# speed comparisonRosale B. Devocion, Jr. 2010-03-07 19:37
Hi There!

I would like to ask from you guys if which is better AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE or Intel® Core? i7-920. I am planning to assemble such high speed processors but I am confused about these two products.
Please send me your reply to my email which I provided.

Thanks & More Power,

R. Devocion, Jr.
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# Hello sirkevin 2010-03-14 03:30
sir, if you want performance, go for Core i7 920 though. It much faster than Phenomm II x4 965. but the phenom is much cheaper than core i7.
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# RE: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE CPU HDZ965FBGIBOXShimada 2010-03-29 16:32
kevin, Are you sure man?
Phenom IIx4 965 in some aspects is better than Corei7 920,and core 2 Quad Q9650.
take a look at this processors comparison:
##anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3619

Phenom II 965 is cheap and with a very good performance.
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# over allTicojon 2011-05-23 10:07
Over all passmark rates both the i7 920 and Q9650 higher than the Phenom965 BE but they're comparable. Q9650 very comparable, i7 920 less comparable...however pricewise there's no comparison. Phenom 965BE is WAY less expensive! Phenom 965BE is a quadcore after all.
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# Maxfeild Park Children's HomeIsaiah Simms 2012-04-02 08:49
sir, if you want performance, go for Core i7 920 though. It much faster than Phenomm II x4 965. but the phenom is much cheaper than core i7.
Phenom IIx4 965 in some aspects is better than Corei7 920,and core 2 Quad Q9650.
take a look at this processors comparison:
##anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3619

Phenom II 965 is cheap and with a very good performance.
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