For a very long time, being an overclocker meant owning an AMD CPU. Cheap prices, good performance, and easy overclocking put AMD as the favorite son for many overclockers. However, in 2006, Intel released the popular Core 2 series, and it has put the hurt on AMD ever since. In 2007, AMD launched the much anticipated Phenom processor; however bugs upon launch and poor overclocking headroom did little to bring overclockers back from the Intel camp.
If computing history tells us anything, it is that while sometimes AMD is down, it is never out. It is with this spirit that brings us our next review, for AMD has launched their next generation CPU, the Phenom II. Is this the beginning of AMD's comeback, or will overclockers be left wanting? Read on to find out!