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AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Triple Core Processor AM3 2.8GHZ 7.5MB Cache 95W 45NM Retail Box

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Unbeatable multi-core value with AMD Phenom II processors. They deliver The Ultimate Visual Experience for high definition entertainment, advanced multitasking performance, and power-saving innovations for smaller, cooler machines that are energy efficient.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Phenom II X3 Tri-core 720 2.8GHz Processor
  • Heatsink/fan with thermal interface
  • Installation manual
  • AMD processor case sticker
  • Certificate of authenticity
Input Voltage 1.4 V DC
Process Technology 45 nm
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Clock Speed 2.80 GHz
Processor Socket Socket AM3 PGA-941
L2 Cache 1.50 MB
L3 Cache 6 MB
Processor Core Triple-core (3 Core)
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
64-bit Processing Yes
Thermal Specification 163.4°F (73°C)
Thermal Design Power 95 W
Processor Manufacturer AMD

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Environmental Conditions  
     Cooler Type: Fan Heatsink
     Thermal Specification: 163.4°F (73°C)
General Information  
     Brand Name: AMD
     Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: HDZ720WFGIBOX
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Packaged Quantity: 1
     Product Line: Phenom II X3
     Product Model: 720
     Product Name: Phenom II X3 Tri-core 720 2.8GHz Processor
     Product Type: Processor
     Additional Information:

Enhanced Virus Protection

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • Phenom II X3 Tri-core 720 2.8GHz Processor
  • Heatsink/fan with thermal interface
  • Installation manual
  • AMD processor case sticker
  • Certificate of authenticity

     Platform Supported: PC
Power Description  
     Input Voltage: 1.4 V DC
     Thermal Design Power: 95 W
Technical Information  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Clock Speed: 2.80 GHz
     HyperTransport Speed: 4000 MHz
     L1 Cache: 384 KB
     L2 Cache: 1.50 MB
     L3 Cache: 6 MB
     Process Technology: 45 nm
     Processor Core: Triple-core (3 Core)
     Processor Manufacturer: AMD
     Processor Socket: Socket AM3 PGA-941
     Processor Technology: AMD64 Technology
CoolCore Technology
Virtualization Technology
Cool'n'Quiet Technology
HyperTransport Technology
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

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Experience: 2 Months
Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Price, Speed, Temps, overclocking and possible 4th core
4th core does not unlock (not a weakness, just unlucky)
Currently being used in my HTPC / Secondary gaming PC and the CPU delivers,

-runs cool and overclocks well.
-Reached a stable, 3.6ghz with a single notch of vcore increase.
-My 4th core doesn`t unlock but that`s a risk everyone takes buying an x3 hoping to get more.

Experience: 1 Months
Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Stable and quiet
low temperature
Cool n Quiet
potential O.C. ability
can't think of any for now
The 1st thing I noticed is my CPU temperature is much lower now than my previous CPU (which was a athlon 2500+ from 5yrs ago lol). It is idle at ~30C and most of time will not exceed 50C ( my case only has 1 120mm back fan). Cool n Quiet feature works well. I don't have much luck tuning up the multipliers at stock voltage, but I was able to unlock a working 4th core.

Experience: 10 Days
Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Cheap black edition
Easy to overclock
Small stock heatsink
This is a sweet CPU (It may be possible to unlock the fourth core). Regardless, over clock is simple using the multiplier. Would recommend getting an after market cooler as opposed to using the one that comes with.

Allen C
Experience: 3 Weeks
Verified OwnerVerified Owner


- Inexpensive for a triple core cpu
- Unlocked multiplier for easy overclocking
- Runs fairly cool
Average stock heatsink fan combo
While the 720BE has one core less than AMD's high-end quad core Phenom II offerings, its price point makes the Phenom II X3 one of the best in terms price vs. performance ratio. With the unlocked multiplier, it is trivial to overclock even when running at stock voltage.

The only drawback is the stock heatsink / fan combo that is included in the package. While it is sufficient to cool the chip (25C idle / 45C loaded), it is quite audible when it is running at higher speed (~3000+ rpm)

Experience: 99 Days
Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Good performance vs. cost ratio
None so far
This was part of a ncix custom built system. Flawless performance so far.

Used in an Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P AM3 board.

No overclocking done.

Experience: 0 Days
Verified OwnerVerified Owner


-3 cores at 2.8GHz
-512KB L2 cache each core with 6MB L3 cache
-on sale
-my motherboard is only AM2 and does not support this CPU, but it does work still according to sources, if not, i'll just get a new motherboard, not a big deal
This is going to replace my X2 5200+ Windsor.

That CPU is still good, but will be lacking for Dragon Age as that is what the recommended requirement is.

Plus when I get a supported motherboard, I will overclock it. The 5200+ lacked the overclocking capability. For now I'll see how it handles at stock with my current motherboard and heatsink (Arctic Freezer Pro 64).

I wasn't planning on getting this when I saw it on sale from the previous week, but once I saw it on sale again, I couldn't resist.

Experience: 7 Days
Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Low Temp
Hight Performance
Overclocks Very Easy
Price unless on sale
Low quality Heat Sink & Fan
When I first built my system I chose the Athlon II x2 7850 Kuma Core CPU BE as it could keep pace with a 720 at stock speed and cost 100 dollars less.

I perchsed the X3 720 to game with. I have found the 7850 can keep up with a stock 720 for sure. I have overclocked my 720. I realy haven't seen too much of a improvement over the 7850 IMO.

The X2 7850 is not so easy to find anymore and AM3 is the way to go so I am happy with my perchase. Got the 720 on sale for 135.00.

System Specs:

Phenom II X3 720
Gigabit 790X Chipset MB
MSI HD 4890 Video Card
4GB OCZ Reaper 1066MHz Memory
2x Western Digital 640GB (Raid 0) Hard drives
Antec Earthwatts 650Watt PSU
Windows Vista Home Premium 64Bit.

Experience: 25 Days
Verified OwnerVerified Owner


- Inexpensive
- Bang for buck
- Better longevity than a Dual-core
- Shorter longevity than a Quad-core
Used this proc in an HTPC build. Sligthtly overkill for that purpose but the comp is also for everyday use and it should last a few years. Great bang for buck. Great performance combined with MB Radeon Graphics solution.

Experience: 1 Months
Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Affordable, powerful cpu. Great for first build.
Stock heatsink licks. Triple-core may not be as future-proof as quad-core.
This cpu was great for my first build. I'm currently running it at stock speed on a Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P mobo, coolermaster 212 hyper-plus heatsink, 4GB Corsair ddr3, and xfx 1GB 4850.

Great cpu for my first build!

Experience: 5 Months


runs cool
non found
this was in my second build ever, i was pretty new to overclocking and after playing around i got this running at 3.7GHz stable note on these processors they run on alot of voltage to get 3.7 i have close to 1.6v in it, but keeps cool at 30* idle and 50 load

Would buy this again in a heartbeat

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Messages about AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Triple Core Processor AM3 2.8GHZ 7.5MB Cache 95W 45NM Retail Box

X3 720: Unlock 4th core or increase multiplier (somehow- Nov 04, 09, 10 Replies)
Ganged and unganged ram slot questions for X3 core (skippels_C- Oct 24, 09, 10 Replies)
Reccommended OC? (finn_l- Oct 01, 09, 7 Replies)
Nice cpu (jing_g- Jun 23, 09, 11 Replies)
What type of cooler comes with this CPU? (MG- Jun 12, 09, 2 Replies)
Unlocking the 4th core (UberRevyX (m0pelley99)- May 21, 09, 15 Replies)
AM3 X2 720 Overclocked FYI (Johny_C- Apr 24, 09, 3 Replies)
AM2 board info here (Sylvain_D- Apr 21, 09, 2 Replies)
which motherboard / what's your oc? (icecreamsocial- Apr 18, 09, 3 Replies)
please recommend me a board (Phillip_E- Apr 13, 09, 14 Replies)
I need your suggestion. (Ichiban- Apr 10, 09, 3 Replies)
ASUS M2A-VM with bios ver:2201 works fine with Phe (skippels_C- Mar 18, 09, 1 Replies)
Phenom II x3 720 (Ryan O'Neill- Mar 17, 09, 38 Replies)
Phenom II X3 720BE OC question (Techa- Mar 11, 09, 3 Replies)
Does this CPU come with a stock Hs/fan? (skippels_C- Mar 10, 09, 10 Replies)

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Comment: a complete review with benchmarks and comparisons
Posted by: israel_g @04/26/09
Comment: AMD have started to use new 45nm core for their unique triple-core CPUs. As a result, there appeared a very attractive solution for the mainstream segment. And taking into consideration remarkable potential of the Phenom II X3 CPUs, we have every reason to conclude that it is going to be a new sales
Posted by: atom @03/27/09
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