AMD just announced its tri-core Phenom X3s, a new CPU line targeted at those unable to afford quad-core processors… really.
Looking to satisfy the budget core junkie, AMD's new Phenom X3s seek to bring affordable but powerful computing to the average computer. "The value proposition is simple. Three cores versus two cores. You make the choice," said Pat Moorehead, VP of Advanced Marketing at AMD. This, of course, occurs right before Intel's developer's conference