AMD prepping 3GHz tri-core processor

Posted on Friday, Aug 28 2009 @ 17:34 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla reports AMD is planning to introduce a new 45nm "Heka" based triple-core processor with a frequency of 3GHz. This new chip should arrive by the end of Q3 2009.
The currently available Phenom II X3 720 at its 2.8GHz is selling for about €90 in Europe or in the states $119.00 including free shipping and this baby will soon get its 3.0GHz sibling. The new CPU will be under the Phenom II X3 740 brand and its specs include 3.0GHz speed and 7.5MB of total cache but we don’t know the launch price as of yet.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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