AMD B3 Phenom X4 & X3 Pricing Compared

AMD has finally launched the B3-step Phenom processors today with quad-core Phenom X4 9850, 9750, 9650, 9550 and 9100e as well as tri-core Phenom X3 8600 and 8400. The highest speed Phenom X4 9850 at 2.5GHz will only cost $ 235 while the lowest speed Phenom X4 9100e at 1.8GHz costs $ 199 while the rest of the X4 SKUs lie between the price range. In comparison, X4 9850 will compete against Core 2 Quad Q9300 and Q6600 both priced at $ 266. And after the Intel’s price cut on 20th April, the 9850 will compete against the Q6700 has its price cut from $ 530 to $ 266 while Q6600 is lowered to $ 224. Phenom X3 will take aim at Intel Core 2 Duo family since Intel has no tri-core offerings yet so X3 8600 and 8400 at $ 175 and $ 149 respectively will compete directly with E8400 and E8200 at $ 183 and $ 163 respectively.

B3Phenom pricing 2 AMD B3 Phenom X4 & X3 Pricing Compared

AMD has finally launched the B3-step Phenom processors today with quad-core
Phenom X4 9850, 9750, 9650, 9550 and 9100e as well as tri-core Phenom X3 8600
and 8400. The highest speed Phenom X4 9850 at 2.5GHz will only cost $ 235 while
the lowest speed Phenom X4 9100e at 1.8GHz costs $ 199 while the rest of the X4
SKUs lie between the price range. In comparison, X4 9850 will compete against
Core 2 Quad Q9300 and Q6600 both priced at $ 266. And after the Intel’s price cut
on 20th April, the 9850 will compete against the Q6700 has its price cut from
$ 530 to $ 266 while Q6600 is lowered to $ 224. Phenom X3 will take aim at Intel
Core 2 Duo family since Intel has no tri-core offerings yet so X3 8600 and 8400
at $ 175 and $ 149 respectively will compete directly with E8400 and E8200 at $ 183
and $ 163 respectively.

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