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.