AMD ha presentato al grande pubblico i suoi primi quad-core Phenom revisione B3: questi chip, appartenenti alla linea Phenom X4, sono privi del ben noto bug relativo al TLB ed hanno quindi il compito di riscattare l'immagine e la posizione commerciale dei Phenom in generale, nonchè quello di spingere la piattaforma Spider, costituita, lo ricordiamo, da una motherboard basata sul chip-set AMD 790, sulla quale sono installati un Phenom quad-core, appunto, ed una scheda grafica della fascia ATI Radeon HD 3800.
Al momento la nuova gamma di cpu si compone di quattro modelli, le cui sigle sono elencate di seguito unitamente alla frequenza di clock di ciascuno dei quattro core di cui sono dotati: Phenom X4 9550 (2.2GHz), Phenom X4 9650 (2.3GHz), Phenom X4 9750 (2.4GHz) e Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition (2.5GHz).
Tra le tecnologie supportate dai nuovi quad-core segnaliamo l'HyperTransport 3.0 e la Cool’n’Quiet 2.0: la prima è orientata verso l'ottimizzazione delle performance e l'altra verso la riduzione del consumo di potenza.
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- March 27, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced immediate availability of four new high-performance AMD Phenom X4 processors for PC users in search of the Ultimate Visual Experience. Led by the AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition processor, each CPU features true quad-core design, and when matched to AMD 790 series chipsets supports up to four award-winning ATI Radeon HD 3800 series graphics cards. This enthusiast PC platform, codenamed “Spider,” energizes the latest PC gaming titles, speeds high-definition video playback, and delivers amazing performance for advanced productivity and multi-tasking.
“These new AMD Phenom X4 processors unlock even greater visual computing performance to showcase the unparalleled scalability of the AMD enthusiast platform,” said Mario Rivas, executive vice president, computing solutions group, AMD. “Based on AMD’s advanced true quad-core architecture, these processors are loaded with powerful performance features like next-generation HyperTransport 3.0 and energy-efficient innovations like Cool’n’Quiet 2.0 technology.”
Featuring the best quad-core desktop CPUs AMD has offered, these AMD Phenom X4 quad-core processors can improve performance for gaming and multi-threaded applications. The AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition is the top performer in the new line-up, with Clock Multiplier Control* for tunable performance that gives gamers and enthusiasts scalability and customizable performance levels to run multiple processor-intensive applications simultaneously.
“As the worldwide leader in the PC industry, HP is pleased to be offering our customers the choice of AMD Phenom X3 and X4 based systems in our consumer desktop PCs,” said Thi La, director of marketing, North America Consumer Computing, HP. “We are seeing a strong market demand for increased performance and multi-core capabilities.”
Consumers are now rapidly adopting quad-core processor-based desktops, as usage models expand to HD entertainment applications and gaming. AMD has responded with innovations like the AMD Phenom X4 processor and the “Spider” quad-core enthusiast platform, which commands both a high-performance and energy efficient market position at a compelling price.
AMD Phenom X4 9000 Series Quad-Core Processors
The AMD Phenom quad-core processor is the world’s most advanced desktop PC processor, commanding four natively integrated processor cores to break system bandwidth barriers and turbo-charge high definition (HD) platform performance. Customers can implement AMD Phenom X4 processors 9550 (2.2GHz) and 9650 (2.3GHz), or experience an enhanced multi-tasking experience with two higher frequency processors: the AMD Phenom X4 9750 (2.4GHz) and AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition (2.5GHz) processors.
Availability and pricing
AMD Phenom X4 processors 9550 (2.2GHz), 9650 (2.3GHz), 9750 (2.4GHz) and 9850 (2.5GHz) are now available. For processor pricing details, please visit www.amd.com/pricing. For press collateral pertaining to the new Phenom X4 models including product specifications and availability, images and partner support, please visit www.amd.com/phenom/presskit.
Source: AMD Press Release