AMD invited both media and vendors down to Los Angeles last week to learn about the company’s upcoming products and technologies, such as the Fusion-based Llano CPU (err, APU) and Radeon HD 6800 series. We were there, and have some preliminary information on both, as well as some light information about the event itself.
In March, it was Intel’s turn, and this month, it’s AMD’s. That’s right, we’re at the point when Phenom II X6’s are hitting the market and giving consumers a much less expensive six-core CPU to chose from. We’re taking a look at AMD’s top-end offering, the 1090T BE, and also a brief look at the company’s new 890FX chipset.
AMD last month launched five processor models, three Athlon II’s and two Phenom II’s, and we’re taking a look at one of each. The Phenom II is a 3.20GHz dual-core, and a Black Edition dual-core at that, while the Athlon II is the ultra-affordable 2.9GHz quad-core. Let’s see how both stack up to the rest of AMD’s line-up, and the competition.
If on the lookout for a budget processor, whether it be dual, tri or quad-core, there’s no better place to look than AMD. The company recently released eight new models, and in total, nine current Athlon II’s retail for under $100. We’re taking a look at two such models here, the X3 435 and X2 240e, to see how much bang can be had for so little buck.
People scoffed at AMD when it released its Phenom II X4 965 a few months ago thanks to the 140W power rating. To help make up for it, the company has now followed-up with a 125W version, sporting a lower price, along with improved C1E and DDR3-1333 support. With these improvements, is the X4 965 a first-choice CPU?
|AMD Talks Llano & Radeon HD 6800||Rob Williams||October 19, 2010||AMD Processors, AMD-Based GPU, Industry Events|
|Phenom II X6 1090T – AMD Enters the Six-Core Arena||Rob Williams||April 28, 2010||AMD Processors|
|AMD Athlon II X4 635 & Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition||Rob Williams||February 18, 2010||AMD Processors|
|AMD Athlon II X2 240e & X3 435||Rob Williams||December 4, 2009||AMD Processors|
|Quick-Gage: AMD’s 125W Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition||Rob Williams||November 14, 2009||AMD Processors|
|AMD Athlon II X4 620 – Quad-Core at $99||Rob Williams||October 9, 2009||AMD Processors|
|AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition||Rob Williams||September 2, 2009||AMD Processors|
|AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition||Rob Williams||May 29, 2009||AMD Processors|
|AMD Phenom II X4 810 & X3 720 Black Edition||Rob Williams||February 19, 2009||AMD Processors|
|Fall Processor Pricing – Finding the Best Bang for the Buck||Rob Williams||September 5, 2008||AMD Processors, Intel Processors|
|AMD AM2 4600+ EE 2.40GHz||Rob Williams||August 28, 2006||AMD Processors|
|AMD AM2.. What We Know So Far||Rob Williams||February 17, 2006||AMD Motherboards, AMD Processors|
|AMD64 3700+ San Diego S939 2.2GHz||Greg King||September 21, 2005||AMD Processors|
|AMD64 3200+ Venice S939||Rob Williams||May 24, 2005||AMD Processors|