AMD set to launch 'Phenom' desktop chip

by admin May 15, 2007 at 11:46 am

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. will make a quad-core chip for desktop PCs, replacing its venerable Athlon processor with the new “Phenom” design in an attempt to compete better with Intel Corp.

The chip, announced Monday, will reach stores in the second half of 2007 and share similar architecture with the “Barcelona” quad-core Opteron server chip AMD is planning to launch in the middle of 2007.

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