Saturday, June 13, 2009
AMD Samples Phenom II Black Edition TWKR
AMD just dropped off some fresh TWKR Black Edition Phenom II chips over at MainGear (Custom PC Builder). AMDs didn’t tell them much about the new mysterious CPU other than it should overclock really well and are essentially hand picked.
AMD Phenom II X42 TWKR Black Edition is not a CPU that will see the light of the day as a retail part (for now). TWKR processors are speed binned Phenoms that AMD will use to get feedback from system integrators and respectable overclockers. AMD states that these CPUs should be used with phase change or LN2 cooling only, as they are "the best of breed".
Depending on the number of speed binned processors, this might lead to real return of AMD FX series, the best CPUs that AMD makes.