AMD undercuts Intel to offer more bang for the buck

AMD has officially released new Phenom II processors in both triple and quad core flavors and priced them to undercut Intel's Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad lines.

AMD Phenom II X3The Phenom II X3 triple core parts are available with clock speeds of either 2.6GHz (model 710) or 2.8GHz (model 720) and priced at $125 and $145 respectively. This pricing means that the 2.8GHz model is $20 less and 20% faster at 3D processing than Intel's Core 2 Duo E8400.

The Phenom II X4 quad core parts run at 2.6GHz (model 810)and 2.8GHz (model 920) and are priced $175 and $195 respectively. Performance-wise the 810 is slightly faster than Intel's Core 2 Quad Q8200 and comes in at only $5 more.

Both the Phenom II X3 and X4 processors use 45nm architecture and all except the 920 have a TDP of 95W (the 920 has a TDP of 125W).

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