AMD Refreshes Phenom II Lineup With Three New Processors
Are you thinking of shopping around for some processors to grant your PC a little more speed and power? It might be worth your while to consider what AMD has to offer: the company has announced several new processors for the desktop, with three of them being released under the Phenom II branding.
Remember the article which we previously posted regarding the appearance of the Phenom II X6 1075T processor showing up on online lists? Well, it seems that AMD has gone and finally released the news that we have all been waiting for: an official announcement of the chip’s existence, along with its pricing.
In a recent press release, AMD has announced that it has released several new desktop processors to increase the performance of its “affordable grades of chips”. And among the processors listed, three were to be sold under the Phenom brand: the previously mentioned AMD Phenom II X6 1075T, along with the new AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition dual-core processor.
Specifications-wise, the Phenom II X6 1075T will sport six processing cores, a clock speed of 3.0GHz (3.50GHz with TurboCore) and 9MB of cache, and is expected to be well-received by enthusiasts like how its other hexa-core counterparts have been. The 560BE, on the other hand has a speed of 3.3GHz and 7MB of cache.
In terms of pricing, the 1075T will retail for “less than US$250“, which puts it right between the 1055T and 1090T, both of which currently cost US$200 and US$300 respectively. Meanwhile, the 560BE will cost US$99, or approximately S$132.
In addition, AMD has also released a new Phenom II X4 970BE, which comes which a clock speed of 3.5Ghz, 6MB of L3 cache and will cost US$180, which we have already reviewed here.