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April 04, 2008

AMD Intros Phenom X4 Processors for Gaming and Video Desktop Applications

By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributing Editor

AMD (News - Alert) recently announced the release of four new high-performance AMD Phenom X4 processors, designed to provide excellent performance for desktop gaming and videos. The processors are paired with AMD’s PC platform, Spider, for advanced productivity while multi-tasking.

Advanced Micro Devices (News - Alert) (AMD) is a manufacturer of processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets.
The AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition processor features a true quad-core design. When combined with AMD 790 series chipsets, it supports ATI Radeon HD 3800 series graphics cards.
“These new AMD Phenom X4 processors unlock even greater visual computing performance to showcase the unparalleled scalability of the AMD enthusiast platform,” said Mario Rivas, executive vice president for the computing solutions group at AMD, in a statement. “Based on AMD’s advanced true quad-core architecture, these processors are loaded with powerful performance features like next-generation HyperTransport™ 3.0 and energy-efficient innovations like Cool’n’Quiet 2.0 technology.”
AMD Phenom X4 9000 series quad-core processors are designed with four natively integrated processor cores to break system bandwidth barriers and enhance high definition (HD) platform performance. The 9550 is a 2.2GHz processor, while the 9650 is 2.3GHz, the 9750 is 2.4GHz and the Black Edition is 2.5GHz.
AMD’s Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition is designed to be a top performer with Clock Multiplier Control for tunable performance that gives gamers and enthusiasts scalability. It also offers customizable performance levels to run multi-threaded applications simultaneously. 
“As the worldwide leader in the PC industry, HP is pleased to be offering our customers the choice of AMD Phenom X3 and X4 based systems in our consumer desktop PCs,” said Thi La, director of marketing for HP’s North America consumer computing division, in a statement. “We are seeing a strong market demand for increased performance and multi-core capabilities.”
More and more consumers have started to adopt quad-core processor-based desktops. This bodes well for the and AMD Phenom X4 processor and the “Spider” quad-core enthusiast platform.

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Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

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