AMD is having another crack at the desktop processor market with the launch of three new quad core parts under the Phenom lineup. Today we see the introduction of a new flagship model; the Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition which operates at 2.6GHz and is said to bring a far better overclock ceiling.
The other two focus more on low-power and efficiency, these comprising the Phenom X4 9350e which operates at 2.0GHz as well as the Phenom X4 9150e at 1.8GHz.
A few sites have managed to acquire samples for early testing; you can locate the coverage via the below links :-
AMD is launching a three-pronged attack on the desktop CPU space today, with the introduction of three new quad-core Phenom X4 processors. One of the processors, the new Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition, is AMD's latest flagship desktop CPU. The other two, however, are somewhat surprisingly "green", low-power quad-cores dubbed the Phenom X4 9350e and Phenom X4 9150e.
With its Black Edition branding, it should be obvious to the power user among you that the Phenom X4 9950 BE is targeted squarely at enthusiasts and overclockers. But the audience for the Phenom X4 9350e and Phenom X4 9150e processors is a little harder to quantify. We'll explain what we mean by this a little later. For now, let's take a look at these new processors' features and specifications to see what each brings to the party...