AMD Phenom II X4 810 and X3 720BE review AM3 [Guru3D]

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  1. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    The PII 720BE certainly made me think twice. I think ill save a few ££ on my next build and not get the PII 940BE.
     
  2. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    That's so rare .. here in NL the EUR prices are also already at € 117,83 for the 720 X3.

    But guys, check out the info well, as they might not be BE editons (if you want a BE of course).
     
  3. Doug

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    could i have that 720BE please for valentines day? :)
     
  4. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Unless you are female, blonde, within the age 24-34, nice rack, slim, available, kinky, extrovert and super sexy. Chances I'm afraid will remain rather low.

    :nerd:
     

  5. Doug

    Doug Ancient Guru

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    i can be whoever you want me to be on the net ;)

    low chances are still chances! *fingers crossed*
     
  6. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    HeHe.
    I think your in mate.:thumbup:
     
  7. Iarwain

    Iarwain Banned

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    Yes, the tri core has my "heart racing"

    The sad thing is, I'd be downgrading from a quad core and seeing a performance -increase-
     
  8. Major Melchett

    Major Melchett Ancient Guru

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    Sweet, i am deffo gonna upgrade to that X3 720BE when it drops in price a little bit, such a great looking chip IMO.
     
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    EDIT: For a great looking price, this is key.
     
  10. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    26 pages? Are you kidding me? :eek:

    Pretty nice competition for the price segment they're targeting...
     

  11. =DB4D=Zim

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    good well balanced review

    I seems to me that its the same strategy that ATi have gone for against NVIDIA in the single core gfx battle release good mid range products 4870 vs 285 and ignore the high end market where the stronger competition can excel

    Having looked at the results I may jump ship Back to AMD for my next upgrade
    For me to change to an full i7 rig cheapest option £250 for the i7 £85 3gb ram and £180 for the mobo total £515 approx for the AMD setup its would be X3 BE £125 £85 3gb ram and £125 for the AM3 mobo £335 approx with a saving of £200 I don’t encode much or unzip large files which seems to be the strong point of the i7 I am however an avid gamer

    Gaming wise 1-2 fps difference doesn’t seem worth it my only issue is now is with multi core support becoming standard for gaming how future proof is a 3 core going to be when games are going to be recommending more and more cores?

    Having said that the AM3 board could provide me with a platform to upgrade in 8-12 months time when newer faster chip have come out ?
    and it also allows me to OC the crap out of the chip :biggun: as its only a short term solution :)
     
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  12. Doug

    Doug Ancient Guru

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    Welcome ^ :D
     
  13. vbetts

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    That Tri-core is looking REALLY damn good to me.
     
  14. alxtorrentazos

    alxtorrentazos Master Guru

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    Nice review, but what about testing games which uses 3 or 4 cores actually (GTA IV in my mind ;))
     
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    morbias Don TazeMeBro Staff Member

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    BIA Hell's Highway uses Unreal Engine 3, which means it can use 4 cores.
     

  16. kapu

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    These CPUs are decent, and can be bought without regret later.

    Btw. VERY nice reveiw, there is evrything in it, and graphs are cleaner ( evrything blue and two CPUs tested greeen ).
     
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    4:3 CRT resolutions? comon it's 2009 =)

    Great review.

    Only thing I find off is the chosen gaming resolutions - all 4:3 - CRT resolutions?.. Didn't you go widescreen on a past review based on request? Stick with that man it makes so much more sense that way. I mean most gamers that will be buying new proccessors will have widescreens or be likely to be purchasing one along with the system.

    At least acording to the steam hardware survey around 50% of users run widescreen resolutions. So to give the best info you should include a both a standard and widescreen.. and standard being 5:4 as there still LCDs which don't use 4:3 at all. (1280x1024 being the most common as 17inch LCDs were the best value for a long time and also a popular laptop rez and often a default rez for many games)

    And with that nice 30 inch widescreen you got you really should be using correct resolutions anyways. Give us some high rez 16:9/10 scores. I would like to see them as I game at 1920x1080 and im guessing the advantage the phenom II has over the Core i7 only increase with resolution.
     
  18. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We started mixing resolutions, as it's a slowly shifting trend. The majority of readers uses a 4:3 monitor, in fact the top 1 monitor resolution is 1280x1024 with over 30% of the visitors.

    Results from last month (at guru3d), polled over a couple of million people:

    1. 1280x1024 (31%)
    2. 1680x1050 (21%)
    3. 1024x768 (16%)
    4. 1920x1200 (11%)
    5. 1440x900 (9%)
    6. 1600x1200 (6%)
     
  19. proFits

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    Lol I had a talk with a salesman at a PC store a while ago and I was discussing what I should get instead of my 8800 GT, because I had just purchased a 24 inch screen (1920x1200) and I was basically complaining how I now needed a new GPU cuz I couldnt run everything at max and he said ''Well if you didn't get a real man's screen, we wouldnt be having this discution''.

    This guy is an amazing salesmen (just look at the GPU I have now)
     
  20. ST19AG_WGreymon

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    Real man's screen=widescreen CRT. :D
     

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