Today we see AMD release three new high-performance quad-core desktop processors.
Here's what we have:
AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition – 2.6GHz; $235
AMD Phenom X4 9350e – 2.0GHz; $195
AMD Phenom X4 9150e – 1.8GHz; $175
The power-mad users will concentrate on the 9950 Black Edition. This is unlocked version of the X4's which allow for total overclocking control both manually via the BIOS and using AMD's OverDrive software.
For the power conscious, AMD has released two energy-efficient parts, the AMD Phenom X4 9350e and AMD Phenom X4 9150e. These processors, even under the most extreme operation, consume no more than 65 watts, delivering the performance of four independent cores at a low wattage. These processors are designed for mainstream and energy-conscious users, and for digital media enthusiasts looking for enhanced digital content creation and consumption capabilities with energy efficiency.