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AMD launches trio of new Phenom CPUs

by Parm Mann on 1 July 2008, 15:39

Tags: AMD Processors, AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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It's been something of a subdued event, but AMD today launched three new additions to its Phenom range of CPUs.

The 65nm trio includes a new top-of-the-range part, the 2.6GHz Phenom 9950 Black Edition. The overclocking-friendly chip has a maximum TDP of 140 Watts and will retail at $235.

The Phenom 9950 is joined by two very different, yet very similar, counterparts; the Phenom 9150e and Phenom 9350e. Similar in the sense that the chips carry near identical feature sets but differentiated by their "energy efficient" tag.

The 9150e and 9350e are clocked at 1.8Ghz and 2.0GHz, respectively, and consume no more than 65 Watts. That makes the pair noticeably more energy efficient than the 95W Core 2 Quad chips from Intel. They'll be well priced, too, with the 9150e at $175 and the 9350e at $195 (in quantities of 1000).

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Does anyone REALLY care about AMD CPUs at the moment?

Not to say Hexus shouldnt have printed the article… just saying AMD need to pull something interesting out of their sleeves the same as they did with the new GFX cards. Do they actually have anything at all new in the pipeline?
Well taking into account Intel and Israel bragging about Intel's new Fab today and their undying support for Israel - Trust me when I say 1/3 of this planet (Muslims) will be more interested in buying an AMD CPU than Intel.

I for one am selling my Q6600 to buy the 9950 Black Edition. i've always been an AMD cpu buyer and only bought a Q6600 (back mid last year) as AMD was not in the game with its Quads. Now it is - I'm getting one for sure - Intel and Israel can keep their 5-10% performance gains (not that any software out there needs it these days anyway!)
woo! for amd, bout time they started releasing some more good processors
every pc in my house atm is powered by amd and ati
not that i'm a fanboy or anything :P

but yea, a phenom upgrade would be good :)
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Well taking into account Intel and Israel bragging about Intel's new Fab today and their undying support for Israel - Trust me when I say 1/3 of this planet (Muslims) will be more interested in buying an AMD CPU than Intel.

I for one am selling my Q6600 to buy the 9950 Black Edition. i've always been an AMD cpu buyer and only bought a Q6600 (back mid last year) as AMD was not in the game with its Quads. Now it is - I'm getting one for sure - Intel and Israel can keep their 5-10% performance gains (not that any software out there needs it these days anyway!)

If thats the case, please send any Muslims that want to get rid of their Intel chips at a cheap price my way :) Should be able to make a killing :)
It's nice to see some low power quads, now people wanting to use them with their 780G won't have any problems :)

I think it's good to try and stay above about 2.4GHz mind you.

As for the black edition, 140W.. that thing is gonna get toasty. they need to pull their thumb out and get these 45nm phenoms sorted.