AMD Shifts Phenom IIs to Triple-Core, AM3 Boards

On Monday, AMD updated its Phenom II lineup with new quad-core and its first triple-core Phenom II processors, straddling the DDR-3 memory transition in the process.

AMD unveiled five new Phenom II processors, three of which are quad-core chips: the 2.5-GHz, Phenom II X4 805; the 2.6-GHz X4 810; and the 2.6-GHz X4 910. The others – the 2.6-GHz Phenom II X3 710 and the new 2.8-GHz X3 720 "Black Edition" – are AMD's first triple-core Phenom II microprocessors.

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