Phenom II retail version and boxed cooler pictured
PC Games Hardware received the final retail versions of the Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition and the lower priced Phenom II X4 920. We already had a CPU with the final stepping for our Phenom II review, but we didn't have the retail box.
The retail box of the Phenom II X4 920 is comparatively colorful. The package with the X4 940 on the other hand is - matching the Black Edition - black. The processor can be seen in a window so you can already see the OPN (Ordering Part Number) in the store.
AMD didn't design a new cooler for the Phenom II. The cooler still has a copper plate and several heat pipes. The power connector is a 4-pin version so the boxed cooler is compatible to PWM fan controls.
What do you think of the box designs and the cooler? Use the comments to give your opinion.
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