With the release of the 2nd generation Intel icore processors, the road for AMD is certainly getting tougher and tougher each day. Until the planned Llano based AMD CPUs are released, Advanced Micro Devices will have to settle with leveling their competition with what they have currently and that is their AM3 socket products.

AMD unveiled their newest AM3 socket desktop processor, the Phenom II x4 980 Black Edition. It is based on a standard 4-core CPU with a clock speed of 3.7 GHz, 2MB of L2 cache. And it has a 6MB of L3 cache and has DDR2/DD3 integrated dual-channel controllers. Consequently, this black edition processor has a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of 125W. Like all previously black edition CPUs, the Phenom II x4 980 has its clock multiplier unlocked. This gives the overclocker a lot of headroom through increasing their clock multiplier.

For now, the Phenom IIx4 980 Black Edition is based on 45-nm process and is currently introduced in the US market at USD 185. In a few weeks, this should reach our local markets.
5/15/2011 11:52:05 pm

AMD stands for AMD: Advanced Micro Devices not Accent Micro Devices.

5/16/2011 02:57:06 pm

Thank you very much for the Comment, Michael. Seriously, I overlooked that one and confused it with a local store. I edited it to the right one, thanks to you.


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good post


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