AMD fielded the new Phenom 2 CPU's right after CES 2009. Extreme cooling reports on the new line of Phenoms have them reaching insane speeds with LN2 and Liquid Helium. Most of us don't have the luxury of Extreme cooling which can require as much as 3000 liters of liquefied gasses for a 90 minute glory run. Most of can field Liquid cooling if we want. It's not as exotic, but it's a lot more sustainable. So when we got the chance to test the new Phenom 2 line we chose to do it in a couple of stages. If you'd like to take a look at our first review of the Phenom 2 X4 940 BE you can take a gander at it over Here.
We released the AMD Dragon platform article on January 8th 2009 with the intention of coming back to it for a followup.
Then AMD surprised us and fielded two more Phenom 2 CPU's before we got to the followup. So now we're looking at the daunting task of covering the Phenom 2 X4 940 BE, Phenom 2 X4 810, and Phenom 2 X3 720 BE. That's a lot of Phenom 2 goodness in one spot so you might want to grab your favorite beverage, kick your feet up and catch the low down on the new Phenom Dragon lineup.