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AMD Phenom II X3 705e Heka Triple-Core 2.5 GHz Socket AM3 65W HD705EOCGIBOX Processor

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  • 4000 MHz
  • 45nm Heka 65W
  • 6MB L3 Cache
  • 3 x 512KB L2 Cache

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Like the superheroes of old, the AMD Phenom II streaks out of the night to lay waste to your enemies with three 2.5GHz cores that have L1 and L2 caches for each core and 6MB of L3 cache to be shared to handle really heavy loads or large data sets.

Memory transfers get faster than ever. HyperTransport Generation 3.0 mode allows up to 16.0GB/s of bandwidth. Up to 17.1GB/s memory bandwidth for DDR2 and up to 21GB/s memory bandwidth for DDR3 memory controller delivers an amazing 37GB/s of processor-to-system bandwidth. This unprecedented bandwidth is needed to feed the data hungry AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture cores.

You'd think that all of this power would be too hot to handle. Think again. AMD's Cool'n'Quiet 3.0 technology works with CoolCore Technology to minimize heat while keeping power and efficiency up. Now the cores can shut down unused parts of the processor when not in use. This saves power and helps to reduce the amount of heat generated. This function is built in so there's no need for drivers or BIOS updates.

  • newegg AMD64 Triple-core Technology AMD64 is designed to enable simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing with no degradation in performance. With Triple-Core technology, three complete processor cores on a single die run at the same frequency to deliver exceptional multi-tasking power, allowing users to surge through the most demanding processing loads, including advanced multitasking, critical business productivity, complicated visual design and modeling, serious gaming, and visually stunning digital media and entertainment.
  • newegg Integrated DDR2 and DDR3 DRAM Memory Controller The AMD Phenom II X3 Triple-Core processor is integrated with DDR2 and DDR3 DRAM memory controller capable of supporting registered and ECC DRAM. The integrated memory controller changes the way the processor accesses main memory, resulting in increased bandwidth, reduced memory latencies, and enhanced processor performance.
  • newegg HyperTransport 3.0 Technology HyperTransport Technology (HT or HTT) is a high-speed, low latency, point-to-point link designed to increase communication speeds between integrated circuits in computers, servers, embedded systems, and networking and telecommunications equipment. With HT 3.0 technology the AMD Phenom II X3 triple-Core processor enjoys 4000MHz system bus speeds.
  • newegg AMD Cool'n'Quiet 3.0 Technology AMD's Cool'n'Quiet 3.0 technology is an enhanced solution available on AMD Phenom II X3 processor-based systems that can effectively lower power consumption and enable a quieter-running system while delivering performance-on-demand.
  • newegg AMD Virtualization Virtualization on desktop computers allows a single PC to act like multiple virtual machines. AMD Virtualization can enable client computers to seamlessly support multiple operating environments. And it also helps make it easier for PC enthusiasts to upgrade and maintain their PCs through emulation.
  • newegg AMD CoolCore Technology AMD CoolCore Technology reduces processor energy consumption by turning off unused parts of the processor. Power can be switched on or off within a single clock cycle so that energy is saved without compromising performance.

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  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • 3/21/2012 9:18:11 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsGoing strong for 2+ years

Pros: I'm not a CPU expert by any means. But, I built the box from which I'm writing this review, and it has this processor in it. I've run Ubuntu on it from day one, using VirtualBox to handle VMs. Aside from issues caused by runaway web browsers (ahem, Chrome) I haven't ever noticed any unresponsiveness, and I'm very pleased with it.

Cons: None for me.

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  • Jack
  • 10/10/2011 12:00:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little overclocker

Pros: Unlocked with an Asus M4N75TD with the flip of a switch (literally) into an "05e Phenom II x4" which i would guess is a 905e. Overclocked to 3.5ghz stable with a small voltage increase. Stays nice and cool.

Cons: still not satisfied, need more and more and more. Thats more of a personal issue, this CPU has been great.

Other Thoughts: Its Monday and cloudy outside....

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  • 3/15/2010 12:28:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsGood deal

Pros: Good performance AND cool and quiet. Great combination for a low-pro case with a smallish PSU.

Cons: Not a quad core, overpriced (performance-wise).

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  • 3/13/2010 1:56:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsVery fast at stock.

Pros: I just used this in a build for my stepfather, who's primary needs are web-browsing, office suites, and watching HD TV shows.

Compared to my i7-860 (with 2x the ram), I noticed no difference in speed in basic windows7 (x64) operation, and we were streaming 1080p video at about 10% cpu.

Cons: People look at you funny when you say "triple core," as if you told them you drive a Chinese guangzhou sports sedan, but this chip is no slouch and is not lacking for speed.

Other Thoughts: First AMD purchase in several years, but I saw benches that showed this outperforming the i3's at a similar price. I was very satisfied, as is the family member who is using it.

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  • Dougie Fresh
  • 1/8/2010 10:30:31 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for my new HTPC build

Pros: - Fast!
- Super easy to install
- Unlocked to a Phenom II X4 05e with my Gigabyte 785GX mobo
- Makes Windows 7 Media Center fly (WEI 6.5)
- 65W TDP
- Quiet stock cooling fan

Cons: - Expensive compared to other AMD offerings
- Not an Intel i5-530 (amazing how the day after I order something new stuff comes out!)

Other Thoughts: I bought this CPU for a new HTPC build. I wanted something high powered but efficient that would make Windows 7 MC snappy. I looked at the pros/cons/price of every single AMD CPU I could find and this one seemed like the best balance of price and features. Without breaking the bank for the X4 605e it was the fastest 65W TDP CPU I could find. The bonus now is that with my Gigabyte 785GX mobo, I've been able to unlock the 4th core easily. It remains to be seen though how stable it will be but three cores or four it's still a great deal and my system really flies now, especialy in W7MC movng between menus, photo slideshows, etc. Not everything you use an HTPC for can take advantage of GPU acceleration so a powerful, efficient CPU is key.

Given all that though, if I'd known about the Clarkdale stuff I would have waited for i5-530/H55 and gone that route. But, it didn't exist when I ordered this stuff two weeks ago!

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  • sam
  • 12/17/2009 1:22:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsgood processor

Pros: good processor for the money,fast enough for what i do with the computer..

Cons: none

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  • DannyMac
  • 12/9/2009 8:10:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsTri-core!

Pros: It does the job in my HTPC quite well!

Cons: It's not as awesome as a quad-core?

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  • jonny561201
  • 12/3/2009 1:18:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsSolid HTPC Performer

Pros: I used this to update an AMD X2 4400+ in an GA-MA78GM-S2H. The 780G (3200 HD) chipset was being bottle-necked by the 2000mhz fsb of the older processor for graphical interfaces within media center while viewing HD content. This resolved all my problems while maintaining the same thermal rating, and now the system runs smoother than ever.

Cons: As I understand it this is a crippled 710, which is a little cheaper and could easily be underclocked to perform at the same level.

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  • 11/30/2009 11:24:33 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat processor

Pros: Runs fine at stock speed with stock fan. Very quiet. Everything seems fast.

Runs on a 300W system PS with no stability problems.

Cons: Have to live with knowing there was a 4 core processor available with the same thermal power.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for an HTPC. I was considering the 45W Athlon IIs, but went with a little exta processing power. It's probably more than I need for the application, but it's a great processor for 65W.

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  • 11/20/2009 8:01:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works great! great speed.

Cons: no!

Other Thoughts: Came from Pentium 4 HT 2.6. What a difference. Runs smooth with Windows 7 64.

MSI ATI 5770

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