AMD has officially released new Phenom II processors in both triple and quad core flavors and priced them to undercut Intel's Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad lines.
The Phenom II X3 triple core parts are available with clock speeds of either 2.6GHz (model 710) or 2.8GHz (model 720) and priced at $125 and $145 respectively. This pricing means that the 2.8GHz model is $20 less and 20% faster at 3D processing than Intel's Core 2 Duo E8400.
The Phenom II X4 quad core parts run at 2.6GHz (model 810)and 2.8GHz (model 920) and are priced $175 and $195 respectively. Performance-wise the 810 is slightly faster than Intel's Core 2 Quad Q8200 and comes in at only $5 more.
Both the Phenom II X3 and X4 processors use 45nm architecture and all except the 920 have a TDP of 95W (the 920 has a TDP of 125W).