We’ve covered the original Phenom II launch as well as the recent updates to the line when AMD transitioned to their AM3 compatible processors. One AM3 chip that had been announced but never released was the Phenom II x4 925, which seemed to be an AM3 version of the AM2+ Phenom II 920.
The 925 is almost identical to the 920, with the same clock speed, cache and multiplier. It does have a slightly quicker HyperTransport bus, and tops out with slightly less voltage, with a TDP of 95 watts (compared to the 920’s 135W).
From Alienware’s site:
“The AMD® Advantage
When you want more bang for your buck, AMD® delivers. A quad-core AMD Phenom™ II X4 925 processor with HyperTransport™ technology powers the Aurora desktop computer at some of the industry’s highest benchmarks. Improved digital media and gaming performance, increased system bandwidth and true multitasking capabilities are just a few of the benefits of an Alienware desktop with AMD quad-core technology.”
The updated version of the Alienware Aurora desktop (Alienware’s “value” line) starts at $999, though a system with the Phenom II X4 925 starts at $1299. The system also comes with a 512MB GeForce 9800GT, 2GB DDR2 RAM, 750W power supply, Windows Vista Home Premium (likely 32-bit unless you upgrade the memory), a 790FX motherboard, 250GB hard drive, DVD burner, Gigabit Ethernet, and integrated 7.1 audio.
Aurora desktop on Alienware.com