Hands on: New AMD Phenoms up power efficiency, performance (Ars Technica Review)

Ars Technica: "With its trio of new processors, AMD continues a trend I've referred to as improving Phenom at the edges. Collectively, these three chips represent a product line that's now a little bit faster and offers better efficiency-if you want it. There's nothing earth-shattering here, but it's worth noting that AMD's "Spider" platform is considerably more attractive than it was seven months ago. Consumers (and OEMs) now have quad-core options at power consumption rates that weren't previously available from AMD products, while the 780G+9350e+HD 4850 combo could prove quite attractive to end users who want quad-core scaling without a higher monthly bill."

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