Just Plain Mean
- May 18, 1997
AMD Phenom II X4 Model 940 Black Edition Processor - We have been waiting for this CPU, but hardly with bated breath. While we had high hopes, the Phenom II is already waning in enthusiast circles. We pit it against the Intel Core 2 Quad and Intel Core i7, clock for clock. Isn't that what we really want to see?
The AMD Phenom II still simply does not best the Intel Core 2 Quad on a clock per clock basis. I think enthusiasts were at least expecting for AMD to pull up a bit beyond Core 2 given Intels recent leap ahead with Core i7. No matter our expectations, the Phenom II does not have what it takes to be a champion.