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Rumor has AMD launching new Phenom CPUs on September 21

New AMD CPUs inbound?

By: Shane McGlaun from Aug 12, 2010 @ 13:06 CDT

I think most computer enthusiasts will agree that if you want the best raw performance you go with Intel CPUs for the most part and if you want to save lots of money and can live with a bit less performance you go with AMD. AMD has some nice CPUs like its newer Phenom X6 that launched not too long ago. The CPU maker is set to add some new parts to its Phenom line according to X-bit Labs.


According to X-Bit, the coming out party for the new AMD CPUs will be held on September 21 and the launch will include three new AMD CPUs. The publication cites a source familiar with the plans of the chipmaker with the news. The source also offered up some tidbits on what the three new parts will be.

The best of the trio is expected to be the Phenom II X6 1075T running at 3GHz and selling in the$230 to $240 range. The other part will be the 3.5GHz Phenom II X4 970, which will step into the throne as the fastest quad core the company offers. A couple cheap parts in the $100 range are also mentioned that should drive prices for some of the lower performing CPUs into the under $100 range. The new $100 range CPUs include the Phenom II X2 560 and the Athlon II X4 645.


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