SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--AMD’s (NYSE: AMD) acclaimed Dragon Platform Technology for desktop PCs has enjoyed its rampage, blazing through the latest games and shattering world records without pillaging your wallet. Now, Dragon Technology bares new fangs with highly efficient AMD Phenom™ II X4 965 Black Edition processors capable of soaring to new heights in performance for less than $200 SEP. These processors arrive with equally fearsome companions: award-winning ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series graphics processors equipped with ATI Eyefinity multi-monitor technology2 and DirectX 11-capable graphics for a spell-binding visual experience. The time has come to experience the gaming realism, immersive entertainment, and outstanding value of Dragon Platform Technology.
“Hardware enthusiasts and gamers are usually both interested in overclocking, which is what makes the AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE processor so potent... Not having to pay $999.99 or more for the 'privilege' of owning an unlocked processor is something most overclockers will appreciate.”
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"AMD continues to innovate progress in their CPUs - the 125W Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition gives us higher overclocking headroom, and reduces heat and energy consumption at the high end. At Maingear we are able to build relevant and powerful computing solutions for our clients that are priced right and perform even better. AMD's given us a one-two punch of fast processors and screaming fast GPUs with the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series graphics. Gamers and tech enthusiasts in general should pay close attention to AMD's ecosystem of products and consider how their total platform approach can benefit them." – Wallace Santos, President, Maingear Computers
“MESH has been the UK’s number one award winning system manufacturer over the past 20 years and our relationship with AMD has been key to achieving that success. AMD consistently delivers advanced graphics, chipset and CPU technology – at the kind of pricing that attracts the experienced customer base for whom the MESH brand appeals most. Each new initiative, whether that be for consumers, the education market or for professional users in a mission critical environment, AMD solutions have proven themselves year after year. MESH is very proud to be associated with AMD as a key strategic partner – and our launch activities for Windows 7 and DirectX 11 in the UK have been fantastic.” – Tony Riccardi, Sales & Marketing Director, MESH Computers
“Velocity Micro is thrilled to be launching the 125W Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition alongside AMD. By continuing to push the technology envelope to unreal heights, AMD has created a processor not for the faint of heart. Enthusiasts all over the world will continue to come to Velocity Micro for their ultra performance PCs thanks to cutting edge technology like the AMD Phenom II 965.” - Chip Lowell, Vice President of Sales, Velocity Micro
“Hardware enthusiasts and gamers are usually both interested in overclocking, which is what makes the AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE processor so potent... Not having to pay $999.99 or more for the 'privilege' of owning an unlocked processor is something most overclockers will appreciate."1 – Benchmark Reviews
“…we hit 3857 (19.0x203) at stock voltage with our 965 BE sample. This is simply an incredible difference that any OC’er will appreciate. And remember, since we’re running at stock voltage, the chip is also generating significantly less heat at that 3.8GHz than our older C2 revision Phenom CPUs which were running at higher voltage. So how far were we able to push our CPU when we upped the voltage? We managed to hit a top speed of 4066MHz (19.0x214) at 1.52V.” 1 – FiringSquad
“Progress is what it is all about and AMD has certainly been making a lot of it in the last year or so, we feel the Phenom II X4 965BE is a really tasty quad-core processor for budget minded overclockers and PC aficionados, you'll absolutely like what it brings to the table. It's a product that makes a lot of sense and as such comes very much recommended - now with an even better energy efficiency and power envelope.” 1 - Guru3D
"Better core overclockability was also something I thought would be possible, and I can say I was not disappointed at all; the Phenom II processors now max out at over 4GHz on air, which is awesome. With a good water cooling setup, I am sure it could get to around 4.2GHz." 1 – NeoSeeker
“AMD Overdrive is working as it always has, except that it will recognize and work with new hardware like the 785G chipset and the new Radeon HD 5000-series. The new profile features are nice, but the new version is solidly incremental and if you're familiar with 3.0, you will feel right at home in 3.1."1 - Tom’s Hardware
1. ***WARNING*** AMD and ATI processors are intended to be operated only within their associated specifications and factory settings. Operating your AMD or ATI processor outside of specification or in excess of factory settings, including but not limited to overclocking, may damage your processor and/or lead to other problems, including but not limited to, damage to your system components (including your motherboard and components thereon (e.g. memory)), system instabilities (e.g. data loss and corrupted images), shortened processor, system component and/or system life and in extreme cases, total system failure. AMD does not provide support or service for issues or damages related to use of an AMD or ATI processor outside of processor specifications or in excess of factory settings. You may also not receive support or service from your system manufacturer.
DAMAGES CAUSED BY USE OF YOUR AMD OR ATI PROCESSOR OUTSIDE OF SPECIFICATION OR IN EXCESS OF FACTORY SETTINGS ARE NOT COVERED UNDER YOUR AMD PRODUCT WARRANTY AND MAY NOT BE COVERED BY YOUR SYSTEM MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY.
2. Driver version 8.66 (Catalyst 9.10) or above is required to support ATI Eyefinity technology. To enable a third display on an ATI Radeon™ HD 5850, or ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 graphics card you require one panel with a DisplayPort connector.
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