AMD has quietly launched the Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition for extreme overclockers. The company says there are less than 100 TWKR processors, and none of these will be for sale. Only members of the press and famous overclockers will be able to get their hands on one of these chips.
"There are less than 100 of these [TWKR processors] that I know of," said an AMD spokesperson.
When asked why AMD was doing this, the spokesperson said: "AMD wanted to give the hardcore enthusiasts/overclockers some love. There has been a lot of support and AMD wanted to give back with parts that have characteristics that are specifically attractive to overclockers: [they] can handle more voltage and scale really well under extreme conditions (LN2 and LHe)."