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AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb Quad-Core 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor HDZ940XCGIBOX

  • 3600MHz
  • 45nm Deneb 125W
  • 6MB L3 Cache
  • 4 x 512KB L2 Cache
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Like the superheroes of old, the AMD Phenom II streaks out of the night to lay waste to your enemies with 3.0GHz quad cores, each of which has L1 and L2 caches. An additional 6MB of L3 cache is available to handle really heavy loads or large data sets.

Memory transfers get faster than ever. HyperTransport Generation 3.0 mode allows up to 16.0GB/s of bandwidth. Up to 17.1GB/s memory bandwidth for DDR2 delivers an amazing 37GB/s of processor-to-system bandwidth. This unprecedented bandwidth is needed to feed the data hungry AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture cores.

You'd think that all of this power would be too hot to handle. Think again. AMD's Cool'n'Quiet 3.0 technology works with CoolCore Technology to minimize heat while keeping power and efficiency up. Now the cores can shut down unused parts of the processor when not in use. This saves power and helps to reduce the amount of heat generated. This function is built in so there's no need for drivers or BIOS updates.

  • newegg AMD64 Quad-core Technology AMD64 is designed to enable simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing with no degradation in performance. With Quad-Core technology, four complete processor cores on a single die run at the same frequency to deliver exceptional multi-tasking power, allowing users to surge through the most demanding processing loads, including advanced multitasking, critical business productivity, complicated visual design and modeling, serious gaming, and visually stunning digital media and entertainment.
  • newegg Integrated DDR2 DRAM Memory Controller The AMD Phenom II X4 Quad-Core processor is integrated with DDR2 DRAM memory controller capable of supporting registered and ECC DRAM. The integrated memory controller changes the way the processor accesses main memory, resulting in increased bandwidth, reduced memory latencies, and enhanced processor performance.
  • newegg HyperTransport Technology HyperTransport Technology (HT or HTT) is a high-speed, low latency, point-to-point link designed to increase communication speeds between integrated circuits in computers, servers, embedded systems, and networking and telecommunications equipment. With HT 3.0 technology the AMD Phenom II X4 quad-Core processor enjoys 4000MHz system bus speeds.
  • newegg AMD Cool'n'Quiet 3.0 Technology AMD's Cool'n'Quiet 3.0 technology is an enhanced solution available on AMD Phenom II X4 processor-based systems that can effectively lower power consumption and enable a quieter-running system while delivering performance-on-demand.
  • newegg AMD Virtualization Virtualization on desktop computers allows a single PC to act like multiple virtual machines. AMD Virtualization can enable client computers to seamlessly support multiple operating environments. And it also helps make it easier for PC enthusiasts to upgrade and maintain their PCs through emulation.
  • newegg AMD CoolCore Technology AMD CoolCore Technology reduces processor energy consumption by turning off unused parts of the processor. Power can be switched on or off within a single clock cycle so that energy is saved without compromising performance.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Danielle S.
  • 9/7/2014 11:08:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I've owned this chip since release and it has served me well for these 5+ years. I actually dropped it into a socket AM2 Jetway board that never received a bios update to officially support the Phenom II line. The mobo reports it as "AMD Processor Model Unknown,"
but it functions normally anyway. While the board technically doesn't support DDR2-1066 (and this chip should only support it on AM2+) the bios has an option for that speed, and I learned fool it into booting at that setting by hitting the power button and then quickly hitting reset. I've had it running stable at a 3.3 GHz OC for years. It's been great for gaming, but it's starting to struggle nowadays.

Cons: Runs hot, even with my Zalman CNPS9700 replacing the stock cooler. I can't get it to run stable at 3.4 GHz or beyond, which is kind of disappointing for a black edition processor. I'm probably gimping it on many levels by running it on socket AM2, though.

Other Thoughts: I will be retiring this for an i5 4690k setup very soon. However, it will continue to serve in my parent's office PC, in an actual AM2+ board this time.

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  • Joseph W.
  • 5/31/2014 2:47:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery reliable

Pros: Good for intermediate gaming! To my experience, not too bad for video editing and encoding, but that's just me. I've never used a better CPU for that stuff. It has served me well for the past 4 years running 3.4 GHz.

Cons: I wasn't able to keep it stable at 3.5 GHz. No big deal. Probably my mobo's fault. Like how much difference is an additional 100 MHz gonna make? lol. It bottlenecks my GTX 660 Ti in newer games, obviously.

Other Thoughts: I recommend it to anyone on a super tight budget, but if one can spend a little higher, I'd say go for the best FM2+ socket.
I have an FX-8350 planned for my next build. Hoping by next year I'll have it. Making just enough money to pay bills gets annoying.

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  • Madison S.
  • 3/31/2014 1:37:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAMD CPU

Pros: Runs great. Great CPU. Handle basic task good.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Very satisfied with this CPU.

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  • Aura M.
  • 3/11/2014 11:53:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssolid cpu

Pros: overclocked to 3.6 stock cpu fan. windows 7 speed index 7.2 at stock speeds.

Cons: none

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  • Raymond Q.
  • 2/9/2014 9:14:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Awesome CPU!
- Been using since 08 with no issues
- handles modern games on mid settings
- Never had issues with over heating while using stock cooling

Cons: none

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  • Dale P.
  • 1/4/2014 11:21:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid CPU

Pros: I have had no issues in 3 years, solid CPU.

Cons: Runs hot with stock fan.

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  • Jared A.
  • 11/25/2013 5:24:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlmost 5 years later

Pros: I've had this processor for 5 years (Feb. 2009) and it has done it's job and so much more. Over the last 5 years I've left my PC on for over 95% of the time and this processor hasn't batted an eye. I can't recall any moment in which I've had troubles due to my processor. Just recently I've gotten into some heavy CPU oriented tasks on my PC and only now does it show some difficulty processing power. This processor was definitely a bang for it's buck and when I go to upgrade I hope my next AMD processor lasts just as long!

Cons: None in the years that I've had it. A bit slower in handling today's multi-tasking operations.

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  • ritesh n.
  • 10/21/2013 7:57:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: This CPU has been Super Solid. I have OC'd it to 3.4Ghz no problem. I bought this when it first came out around May 2009 and it has been super solid since then.

Still runs games fine and every other new software there

Cons: Runs a bit hot. Video Editing does max out the CPU

Other Thoughts: Its perfectly fine for most of the apps and games we run these days.
Where its starting to show its age is in Video Editing.

When I render my GoPro videos for YouTube in Sony Vegas I have to wait anywhere from 45min - 1.5hrs. This is rendering HD quality MP4 formats

The only reason I have to upgrade this CPU is due to performance in Video editing.

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  • Joey C.
  • 10/13/2013 11:04:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsShe's Been a Good One! And still going!

Pros: Almost 5 YEARS since my build (Jan-Feb of 2009), it's time to do it again. This chip has been fantastic though. Ran normally or OC'd, it just keeps going. My build has been powered on 24/7 for about 97% of its life, and it just keeps going. A few USB ports are now going down, and the system is slowing down by today's standards (I do photo/graphic editing heavier now than in years past), but this chip has been nice, and still does the basics just fine. Moving on to an Intel chip, but this one will not be forgotten. I may refurb the AM2 Mboard and keep this build going as a media server on the network.

Cons: Haven't really ever seen or experienced any cons with this chip.

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  • Jack B.
  • 6/8/2013 7:27:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid CPU, beats Intel for value.

Pros: Great value compared to anything Intel offered at the time.

Solid performance.

Cons: Nothing, really. It did it's job perfectly well, and is continuing to do so.

Other Thoughts: 4 years after purchasing it, it's still going strong. Definitely does a goob job of vouching for AMD's quality.

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