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  1. desiibond

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    http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/30/video-amds-phenom-ii-x4-twkr-cpu-for-extreme-overclocking-luna/

    AMD's Phenom II X4 TWKR CPU for extreme overclocking lunatics

    AMD has recently cooked up a little something they like to call the Phenom II X4 TWKR Black Edition, a hand-picked, limited edition processor that is designed to be overclocked "to the extreme." Currently labeled "Not for Sale," with no serial numbers and only one hundred of these bad boys in existence, just a few lucky folks have got their hands on one, so we've dug up some reviews (and previews) so you can see what the fuss is all about. According to the company, one of these guys could be pushed by 100MHz with air cooling, which doubles to about 200MHz with "extreme cooling." As far as impressions go, the reviewer at Neoseeker quickly decided that the units aren't meant to be overclocked on air only, and that dry ice isn't much better. Hot Hardware says pretty much the same thing. Though they weren't able to test with liquid nitrogen or liquid helium (the only way to get real speed) they did put a Koolance LN2 pot (and about 20lbs of dry ice) to the test for 4.73GHz. For best results, according to Tom's Hardware Guide, bench the processor at -190°C or cooler. But for the real overclocking experience you simply must check out the video of the "world renowned overclockers" K|ngp|n, chew*, and Gomeler as they run the gamut of "extreme overclocking techniques" after the break.

    http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/amd_phenom_ii_twkr_black_review/
    http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory/510-amd-phenom-twkr.html
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1009/1/
    http://hothardware.com/Articles/AMD-Phenom-II-Black-Edition-TWKR/

    Note: this is a limited edition given by AMD to extreme overclockers and is not for sale. no support from AMD if the processor goes kaput
     
  2. hellknight

    hellknight BSD init pwns System V

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    @comp@ddict I have cooler master extreme 500 watt. Is that sufficient? Earlier I had no problems running 4400X2 with 8800GT alpha dog on a CME 390W PSU
     
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    @hellknight, you are runnign a PSU which is more than sufficient to you. you can run even GTX 285 on 600w psu.
     
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    hellknight BSD init pwns System V

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    Sorry.. it is Cooler Master 500 W extreme!!!
     
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    it's the same thing dude
     
  6. hellknight

    hellknight BSD init pwns System V

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    Thanx.. I hope i get nice frame rates while playing games and a boost in compiling softwares in Linux..

    #include <offtopic.h>
    How much power will the three fans of Cooler Master HAD 922 consume (230 mm * 2, 120 mm).. i'm going to order the cabinet tomorrow.. @sunny.. would you be kind enough to tell me how much did you get that cabinet for?
     
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    I think a fan is going to take 5 or 12 W of power. I'm not sure about this.
     
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    If u r running with CM 500 watts for HD 4870 or GTX260 & above with HAF922 there will be big problem !!

    Get Corsair VX550 / GL650A / Antec650EA
     
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    Dude. Get a Corsair VX450 or VX550 ASAP. I fear ur rig might just burn.

    PHENOM II X42 BLACK EDITION UNDER HELIUM
    The default frequency of this processor is equal to 2.0 GHz, it exactly explains the number 42 in the name. Number 4 speaks about a quantity of core, while 2 - about the clock frequency. According to some data, the overclocking potential of TWKR processor on 100 MHz is above average phenom II X4 955 Black edition with the use of air cooling, and 200 MHz above with the use of extreme cooling.

    [​IMG]

    http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-9332-view-phenom-II-X42-black-edition-under-helium.html
     
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    Damn... I need to swap the SMPS now.. I hope that the dealer agrees to swap...
     
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    Some Initial Thoughts on Propus, AMD's Quad-core Athlon

    source: http://pcper.com/article.php?aid=737

    It appears as though we will not see the new Athlon II X3 and X4 products until later this Summer. My guess would be a late July/early August launch so as to get some momentum in the back to school crowd. Considering how the Athlon II X2 has performed, I am looking forward to the release of the other members of the Athlon II family. While they will not beat the Core 2 Quads at the same clockspeed, my guess is that they certainly will beat what Intel has at those specific price points.

    my take: after reading the article, I have a strong feeling that AMD is getting ready a quad-core for the masses, most probably as cheap as 4k INR.

    Let's wait and see.
     
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    ^ new technology at affordable prices are always welcome..

    Same goes with the software too but why there are not understanding it. Milestone Understood that and dropped many big titles rates. I'm damn sure that GTA IV has been sold quite extensively in india due to the price Drop. i think every one should learn form that. paying 1000rs for OS to the company is no way inferior to paying 200rs for a pirate dealer. When will all the distributes listen to this..!
     
  14. desiibond

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    AMD RS880 IGP 15 Percent Faster

    link: http://www.nordichardware.com/news,9593.html

    AMD's next generation chipset with integrated graphics is code-named RS880. Compared to previous integrated solutions from AMD the new Radeon HD 4200 chipset will be a great leap forward, with up to 15% better performance compared to the solutions of today. It sports DX10.1 and tweaked clock frequencies, which puts the HD 4200 on the same level of performance, in 3DMark06, as GeForce 6800GT or ATI X800XL, I.e. 1,800 points.
     
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    If Athlon II comes for about 5-7k, it will be wonderful!

    And then a RS880 IGP sounds good, to wait for DX11 hardware to be cheap.
     
  16. desiibond

    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    ??? You meant Athlon II X4?
     
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    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    It is going to be available inside 6k (atleast after 2-3 weeks from Release date). no L3 cache, reduced die size. It all shows that AMD is getting a quad core for the masses.
     
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    I truly hope you are right. I really have my eyes set on the Quad Core 45w CPUs from AMD now. That and 785G would make a perfect OpenCL, OpenGL 3.2, OpenAL, DirectX 11 capable energy efficient system for the masses.

    I mean the pricing of Athlon II Regor is discouraging but maybe its because of 1MB L2 per core increasing production costs.
     
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    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    yes. I am pretty sure about this. Anything above 6k and it will be a failure.
     

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