AMD cores up with Phenom II
Three and four core desktop chips
AMD has officially released a set of Phenom II processors with three or four cores priced to undercut Intel’s Core 2 Duo and Quad line on a bangs per buck basis.
The Phenom II X3 runs at either 2.6 or 2.8GHz and the 2.8Gig variant is said to be 20 per cent faster at a 3D rendering task than a Core 2 Duo E8400 and also priced $20 lower at $145. The four-core Phenom II X4 runs at either 2.5 or 2.6GHz, and the 2.6GHz 810 model has a 159 SysMark 2007 rating compared to a Core 2 Quad Q8200’s 146.
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