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AMD Phenom triple-core processors arrive

X3 8750, X3 8650 and X3 8450
By: Cameron Wilmot | CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Apr 23, 2008 9:04 am

Hot on the heels of the Phenom X4 quad-core processor launch earlier this year, AMD has today launched its Phenom X3 series of processors. It is essentially an X4 missing one core with a lower price tag and less power consumption.


Clock speeds come in at 2.4GHz (X3 8750 - $195), 2.3GHz (X3 8650 - $165) and 2.1GHz (X3 8450 - $145). For a look at the all important performance numbers, you can read our review of the processor which was just published, right here.


Here is a list of other media to publish reviews of AMD's newest processor:


- Hot Hardware
- Overclockers Club
- Planet 3D Now
- PC Perspective
- Tech Report
- PCGamesHardware
- FiringSquad
- XBit Labs
- Bjorn3D
- bit-tech


SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- April 23, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of three new AMD Phenom™ X3 triple-core processors that, when combined with the AMD 780 series chipset, can give consumers a full HD experience and visually stunning gaming and digital performance. As the world's only triple-core x86 processor, AMD Phenom X3 processors bring multi-core technology to a broader audience in search of desktop processors that easily handle today's multi-threaded digital entertainment workloads.


The proliferation of digital media devices and entertainment changes the way consumers use PCs and creates stronger demand on the processing and graphics capabilities. Two of the biggest determinants of the user experience when purchasing a PC are graphics and processors, with consumers weighing trade-offs. AMD solution-based PCs can free consumers from this dilemma with balanced platforms that enable the Ultimate Visual Experience complete with scalability and great value.


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