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Testseek.com have collected 24 expert reviews of the AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition 2.6GHz Socket AM2+ and the average rating is 74%. Scroll down and see all reviews for AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition 2.6GHz Socket AM2+.
 
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The editors liked

  • Affordable
  • Good overclocking potential
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Compatible with AM2/AM2boards
  • Performance is comparable to the competitor’s CPU at similar price range
  • 65W TDP
  • Lowest Power Quad at Load
  • Competitive Multithreading Performance

The editors didn't like

  • Higher power consumption than Intel processors
  • Higher temperature
  • 125W/140W TDP means not all board will work
  • 2.0 GHz Clock Speed
  • Disappointing Gaming Performance

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  Published: 2009-02-21, review by: HardCOREware.net

  • If I were to follow my Mom’s advice of to not say anything at all unless I have something nice to say, this review would have been over long ago. The fact is, the Phenom is nowhere near the Core 2 Quad in terms of pure performance, or even AMD&rsquo...

 
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  Published: 2009-01-17, review by: overclockershq.com

  • Abstract:  AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition Video Review User Rating: / 0 PoorBest Written by Munk Saturday, 17 January 2009 21:51 Pcwizkid reviews the AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition. This is a big step for AMD they have been taking a hit in the market sinc...

 
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  Published: 2009-01-12, review by: insidehw.com

  • Just few months ago performances of Intel Q9500 CPU at default values was just a pipe dream for owners of AM2+ CPUs. This time AMD with Phenom II X4 940 CPU made a right move which resulted in a CPU that is for more than head and shoulders above Pheno...

 
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  Published: 2008-10-25, review by: Bjorn3d.com

  • Affordable, Good overclocking potential, Unlocked multiplier, Compatible with AM2/AM2boards, Performance is comparable to the competitor’s CPU at similar price range
  • Higher power consumption than Intel processors, Higher temperature, 125W/140W TDP means not all board will work
  • The reality is that AMD currently has had a hard time in catching up with Intel’s performance and power efficiency, although AMD’s upcoming Shanghai (45nm die-shrink) should narrow the power consumption gap and bring its performance close to t...

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  Published: 2008-10-20, review by: Cdrinfo.com

  • Abstract:  AMD recently dropped the price of the Phenom series dramatically. You can now buy an AMD Phenom Quad Core for less than what you need for an Intel C2Q processor. What we need to find out later on in this review is whether an AMD Phenom Quad core proces...

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  Published: 2008-10-03, review by: guru3d.com

  • Alright, let me start off with the pricing, the processor as tested today will cost you roughly 170 USD in e-tail at this very moment. Guys, for a quad-core processor thats just extremely good value. In most scenarios this processor is definitely fas...

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  Published: 2008-08-26, review by: MotherBoards.org

  • For a retail price of $230, the 9950 is an interesting choice from AMD. This has driven the price of the 9850 Black Edition down to the $200 level in 1000 unit quantities. The 9950 performs higher than the 9850 across the board as to be expected from a...

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  Published: 2008-08-22, review by: Computerpoweruser.com

  • Abstract:  Socket AM2+; Clock speed: 2.6GHz; HyperTransport Link: 4GHz; 65nm process; Cache: 2MB total dedicated L2 cache, 2MB L3 cache; 140W max TDP The Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition is currently AMD’s fastest processor, and on its own merit, it’s a nice CPU. It’...

 
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  Published: 2008-08-20, review by: cluboc.net

  • Abstract:  Its great to see AMD releasing new CPUs and competing for the top spot. The 9950 Black Edition is a good shot in the arm for AMD. Its also a decent overclocker compared to earlier Phenom CPUs. Currently AMD cant touch the high end Intel CPUs, b...

 
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  Published: 2008-07-03, review by: techwarelabs.com

  • The AMD Phenom X4 9950 Quad Core Processor looks as if it is an excellent choice for gamers and computer enthusiasts. It is currently the quickest of the AMD Phenom line and is priced very competitively with the equivalent Intel processor. Performing ...

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