AMD Phenom II X4 945 Quad-Core Processor (3.00 GHz, 2MB Cache, Socket AM3, 95W, 45nm, 3 Year Warranty)
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- Multi-Core Technology
- Scaled performance to conserve PC power with HyperTransport® 3.0 Technology
- Hear your music; not your PC with AMD PowerNow!™ Technology (Cool’n’Quiet™ Technology)
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AMD Phenom II X4 945 Quad-Core Processor
AMD-qualified heat sink and fan with thermal interface
AMD processor case sticker
Certificate of authenticity
Three-year limited warranty
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Top Customer Reviews
I performed the 3d mark tests with the quad core CPU, my AMD HD6670 Graphics card, and 6gb DDR2 Corsair Memory (800 mhz). Compared to my AMD Athlon 64 4400 "Dual Core" (with the same graphics card and memory), the results of the performance have nearly doubled so is far more efficient. What that means in 'English' for me is that I am now watching HD films which are now seamless as opposed to jumping and becoming a little out of synch with the sound. It can easily handle my photo-editing/HDR work without the programs delaying when editing and updating photos. This is whilst performing other behind the scenes tasks, whether on Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 8 Pro. No stability issues at all.
I am not a PC Gamer so can't tell you how effective it is for PC games particularly high-end graphics games.
As my motherboard is 5 years old I was thinking of upgrading, but, this quad core CPU has given it a new lease of life so will not be upgrading for another year at least.
This looks like it'll be a processor for all but the most demanding of systems!
With this Phenom II X4 945 (fastest 95W processor my old motherboard could take) and 4gb DDR2 ram and the new Radeon HD 7850 I can run battlefield 3 on high settings at 1920x1080 on 64 players maps with 35-45fps - good enough for me! :)
I originally planned to use this processor to get me by until I had the money to build a new system, however given it performance with battlefield 3, farcry 3 and skyrim I can see me easily getting a couple of years out of this processor! :D
The upgrade has definitely made a difference to the performance. Although, for what I use my PC, I'm not really sure whether it was enough to warrant the cost. I'd say replacing my spinning-disk hard drive with a solid state one seemed better in that respect.
Note: Windows 7 gives this CPU a 7.3 performance rating on my PC.
The heatsink and fan supplied with this CPU seems better than that supplied with the previous one, as it's quite a bit quieter (especially in summer). That certainly helped me feel better about upgrading to this CPU.
Went in easy peasy in 5 minutes - Wow what a difference!
Youtube 1080 HD videos are seamless, Arma2 is playable, starts up in 20 seconds!
Next is a 500w PSU and a decent graphics card, some more RAM and an SSD.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was a great little upgrade to my older Athlon CPU, works great for my needs. Always prefer AMD to Intel just because of the price/performance ratios.Published on 9 Oct. 2013 by George Brown
I hadn't realised that this product was being sent from Germany, so I was a bit alarmed when the seller sent me a delivery estimate of nearly a month. Read morePublished on 13 Sept. 2013 by Martin from Kernow
Nice upgrade from previous AMD Athalon 5000+ Black Edition.... breathed a new lease of life into my old Asus M2N SLI-Deluxe Motherboard with just an update to the biosPublished on 12 Aug. 2013 by jingo
Great chip got this to go with the Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 Motherboard (AMD 970, SB950, DDR3, S-ATA 600, ATX, 2 x eS-ATA, 2 x USB 3.0, Socket AM3+) which i also got from amazon. Read morePublished on 27 Jun. 2013 by daniel smith
Fast, but i have to use my own old fan in order to get it running. Overall the product is very good and the price is very reasonable.Published on 31 Mar. 2013 by zhen