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AMD rolls out much improved Phenom II CPU

The suffering is over for AMD. The Phenom II processor officially launches today and it's an enormous relief to report that the new quad-core chip is a big improvement over the buggy, slow running first generation Phenom CPU.

TechRadar has carried out a full review complete with a bucket load of benchmarks. The short version goes something like this. The new Phenom II is not a revolutionary new design. For the most part it carries over the core architecture of its predecessor. But thanks to a successful shrink to 45nm transistors, it sports much improved performance and power efficiency. It is also officially free from bugs.

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