The Phenom II processor tested today still has that respectable TDP (peak wattage) of 125 Watts.
Today's setup uses the motherboard on which we seated a dedicated graphics card (GeForce GTX 580), you'll notice that the end-result overall for idle and peak wattage remains good. Have a look below to see how we measure and traumatize the processor. As you can see, once we stress all four CPU cores with Prime95 (stress test), our power consumption maxes out at just under 200 Watts.
Our system idles merely at roughly 115 Watts depending on the OS energy saving setting. This is a complete PC with a high-end graphics card inserted (but GPU not stressed).
BTW bear in mind that these tests are all very motherboard dependant and results can (and will) vary per PC setup.
Processor temperatures while idle remain below 30 Degrees C / 86 F based on air cooling for all three processors. We are cooling the processors with an OCZ Vendetta heatpipe based cooler only.
Peak temperatures remain really good as well, the X4 975 with its four cores stressed under Prime95 software only reached 44 Degrees C / 111 F on the CPU temperature and the individual cores peak to roughly 50 C. Let's go 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.