AMD's free tweak and overclocking suite is called OverDrive. One of our editors once stated 'AMD OverDrive is the work of the Devil'. And he meant that in the most respectful way. I agree, the software is diabolical, dark evil... really good. I took the liberty making some screenshots of the improved AMD OverDrive revision 3.0
I just love the diagram tab. Click it and you get a quick overview of what is connected to your PC in a nice graphically enhanced environment. A very nice way to see how your hardware is connected and thus visualized.
Here I have the 965BE processor active. If you disable performance mode and flick the little green button, the processor will become very power efficient, as it will go as low as 800 MHz for its clock down sequence.
There's new improved fan control functionality as well. You can of course have the fans regulated automatically, but with the more noisy fans, you can manage them manually, as long as they are PWM ready of course.
The tool has many many options and features, so much more even that we can't show all of them in an already large review. But obviously overclocking and tweaking is of what OverDrive is really designed for. Let's go the the next page and see where we end with our overclock.
Phenom II X4 980 BE processor review AMDs current Deneb core over the past year and a half has been optimized and fine-tuned in many ways. As such, and honestly completely unneeded, AMD did decide to make their fastest Phenom II X4 processor even a slight bit faster, yes today they release their Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition processor, which clocks in at chill 3.7 GHz at default.
Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition review Today two new products are launched by AMD, and here at Guru3D we'll review the fastest one. Let's have a peek first as to what AMD has got prepped for you with the right pricetag. It is that Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition we are interested in, clocked at 3.6 GHz.