AMD changes its steppings; undervolting in sight!

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AMD changes its steppings; undervolting in sight!
AMD has begun to sell Phenom II processors using stepping identified as C3, instead of C2. On the menu: not too much at first glance, but the operating voltages are capable of being downgraded. Officially, the TDP of the CPU has not fallen. But prices and wattages are:


  • Phenom II 945 - 95W for €120
  • Phenom II 955 Black Edition - 125W for €130


Lower operating voltage is a good sign, and it may be that the overclocking potential of these models is a little greater, and the cost of using our expensive machinery is lowered.

According to AMD, this is the last change to stepping before the transition to 32nm in 2011.

Source: Fudzilla