AMD Launches Phenom II TWKR CPU

Not to be available for purchase.

Published Wed, Jul 1 2009 12:43 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:36 PM CST
AMD has just launched the Phenom II 42 TWKR processor and those looking to get their hands on the chip are going to be quite disappointed.

AMD has hand picked the best of the best chips to bear the TWKR moniker and it seems they will be available in very limited numbers. Initial reports say that there are only going to be around 100 of the chips made available.

AMD Launches Phenom II TWKR CPU

Available doesn't mean that they will be for sale though. AMD doesn't plan on any of these coming close to touching a shelf or having a price tag slapped on them. Instead they will be going back to the overclocking community where a select few will be lucky enough to get their hands on one. AMD considers this a tribute to those that push the limits, encouraging them to push even further. This makes the TWKR essentailly one big publicity stunt.

As for the 42, AMD says it is both a reference to the movie Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy in which 42 is the answer to the question of life, the universe, and everything, as well as denoting that the chip has 4 cores, all of which run at 2GHz.

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Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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