AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Pro Reviews
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AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Reviews4
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|ThinkComputers||10/10||Oct 05 '09|
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|Benchmark Reviews||9.2/10||Feb 09 '09|
|X-bit labs||---||Mar 20 '09|
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"In conclusion, the AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE processor receives my highest recommendation and approval. There aren't many applications that will utilize four processor cores, and when they do it seems that three is nearly as good. Quad-core doesn't translate into better performance, and Tri-core has proven itself superior for gaming as well computing. Take into account the phenomenal pricing and unlocked overclocking headroom, and it becomes easy to see why Black Edition HDZ720WFGIBOX has the potential to dominate both socket AM3 and AM2+ motherboards with either DDR2 or DDR3 system memory. You've probably also caught onto my repetitive reminder of how the Phenom II processors can perform so closely to the Core i7-920 in real-world computing that the added expense seems a waste; primarily because I've been using the X3 720 for a week now and have yet to notice a moment of difference between it and my Core i7 system."
"I think the AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition is a great chip - and it is especially good for people who like to tinker and overclock, as with a cheap 780G based motherboard and DDR2 you can put together a nice fast overclocked system for significantly less than it would cost to put together a nicely overclocked E8400 system. Yes, for some benchmarks the E8400 won - but for some others, it was the triple core 720BE that shined."
"The AMD Phenom II X3 720 currently sells for $119 at my favorite online retailer. Definitely a bargain which should be a consideration for anyone looking at building a budget rig. Coupled with a budget priced board such as the test board and a powerful video card like the GTX 260, you could build a decent gaming rig for around $650."
"Summing up everything we have just said we have to admit that if we disregard the power consumption issues, then AMD does have a very good 45nm alternative to dual-core competitor’s solutions in the mainstream price segment. However, despite the microarchitectural improvements, adoption of the new production process, higher clock speeds and DDR3 SDRAM support, AMD is still behind the top dual-core competitor solutions on the performance scale."