It has to be the more boring part of this review, but each time we do not include these screenshots of CPU-Z, we receive emails requesting them. So from now on we'll include them as standard, for your reference. Never say we do not listen ;)
Here we have the Phenom II X6 1075T at its default base clock frequency of 3 GHz.
And here of course is the 3.5 GHz clocked Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition processor. As you can see, it's based on the newer C3 stepping, which helps out in overclocking matters a bit better.
CPU-Z is always handy for verifying specifications. Let's see, yep... all proclaimed caches are there. That is a lot of cache for a processor.
And then finally the Athlon II X4 645 processor. As you can observe, quite a bit of cache has been cut away on these models, but as our benchmarks will prove, the increased clock frequency definitely makes up for a lot.
Even more handy, you can always verify your memory frequency and timings. We run Corsair Dominator DIMMs at a reference 1333 MHz CAS9.
And yep, the motherboard we use is the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula, quite a sexy motherboard alright. If interested, you can download CPU-Z here.