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AMD release new budget oriented Phenom & Athlon II processors to market

In efforts to sway buyers away from Clarkdale

| CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Jan 25, 2010 8:22 am

In continuing efforts with Global Foundries' to further refine its 45nm manufacturing process, AMD has introduced several new desktop processors into its Athlon II and Phenom II series lineups today in an effort to help combat Intel's new Clarkdale parts.

 

This tidy chart from the folks at Anandtech gives the clear picture of what's been launched :-

 

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Nothing revolutionary or exciting unless you're a budget conscious builder looking to save some dollars with your next build. While model numbers and clock rates are new, the architecture and technologies packed inside aren't anything we haven't seen before.

 

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Along with running a good mix of benchmarks with their Athlon II X4 635, Phenom II X2 555, Athlon II X2 255 & Athlon II X3 440 samples, Anandtech also took the time to overclock these chips and the results look pretty decent. You can read the full review here.

 

Other coverage on the new chips can also be found via the below links :-

 

- Hot Hardware
- LegitReviews
- Pureoverclock
- Overclockers Club

 

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