AMD announced today its highest performance quad core processor to date. The new CPU is called the AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition. Along with the new Black Edition processor AMD also unveiled the Phenom X4 9350e and Phenom X4 9150e processors.
The high-end Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition is a quad-core processor with an unlocked multiplier running stock at 2.6GHz. The 9950 Black Edition carries a retail price of $235 and consumes no more than 140 watts.
The AMD Phenom X4 9350e runs at 2.0GHz and will retail for $195. The new AMD X4 9150e processor runs at 1.8 GHz and will retail for $175. Both of these CPUs consume no more than 65 watts of power under full load according to AMD.