Review: Subpar performance from AMD's Phenom quad-core CPU

Our test of the first of these new parts, the Core 2 Extreme QX9650, showed that Intel's new design makes a noticeable performance impact over Intel's older 65 nanometer parts. That doesn't bode well for AMD and the 65-nanometer Phenom, which can't overtake even Intel's current gen chips.

Despite all of that doom and gloom for the Phenom, its future could get brighter.

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DeadlyFire4045d ago

Next set of AMD chips look to be almost comparable with Q6600 and Q6700, but they don't compare to the new Intel line with QX9450 and such.

Rice4045d ago

So all 4 cores are shared with L3 Cache. hmmmm cant wait till the next set of chips come out.

DJ4044d ago

But it looks like they're prepared for the near future.