AMD release new processors - Including 6-core CPU for under $250

AMD expands processor line, announces two new processors - a Phenom II X2 and a Phenom II X6 part.

AMD has today announced two new processors.

"AMD today announced new arrivals to its processor line giving more reasons than ever to upgrade to the visual experience of a new PC featuring VISION Technology from AMD, explained AMD's press release.

Here are the two offerings:

  • The AMD Phenom II X6 1075 3.0 GHz (3.5 GHz in Turbo mode) processor slots in just below AMD's flagship 1090T model, offering high-end features like Turbo CORE acceleration technology and six-core performance for less than $250. Here's the cache breakdown: - L1 Cache: 64K of L1 instruction and 64K of L1 data cache per core (768KB total L1 per processor) - L2 Cache: 512KB of L2 data cache per core (3MB total L2 per processor) - L3 Cache: 6MB Shared - Total Cache (L2+L3): 9M
  • The AMD Phenom II X2 560 3.3 GHz Black Edition processor is an affordable alternative for enthusiasts looking for performance tuning capabilities for more performance or lower power consumption.

Six cores for under $250 ... yeah, OK, that's pretty impressive.