AMD debuts five Socket AM3 Phenom II processors

Posted on Monday, Feb 09 2009 @ 19:29 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD officially introduced its first 45nm Socket AM3 processors today, there are two triple-core Phenom II X3 and three quad-core Phenom II X4 processors. These chips are part of the Dragon platform and offer support for DDR3 memory, but they are also backwards compatible with Socket AM2+ motherboards and DDR2 memory.
“Whether buying a new desktop PC or upgrading components in an existing system, AMD recognizes consumers are looking for value more than ever before,” said Leslie Sobon, vice president of product marketing, AMD. “With the combination of the infrastructure compatibility and the introduction of the AMD Phenom II triple-core processors, AMD has made two very strategic design decisions that our competitor cannot duplicate at the component or platform level.”
Here's a list of the new AMD Phenom II processors. The price of the Phenom II X4 910 and Phenom II X4 805 is unknown.
  • AMD Phenom II X4 910 (2.6GHz), 6MB L3
  • AMD Phenom II X4 810 (2.6GHz), 4MB L3 - $175
  • AMD Phenom II X4 805 (2.5GHz), 4MB L3
  • AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (2.8GHz), 6MB L3 - $145
  • AMD Phenom II X3 710(2.6GHz), 6MB L3 - $125


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