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AMD announces speedy new quad-core, six-core Phenom II processors

Donald Melanson, @donmelanson
January 4, 2011
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AMD's already gotten official with its Atom-challenging Fusion processors that promise a whole host of benefits for mobile users -- namely 10+ hour battery life and significantly improved GPU performance -- but the chipmaker isn't about to leave its desktop CPUs behind here at CES. The company has also just announced its new 3.6GHz Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition and 2.9GHz Phenom II X6 1065T processors, the former of which is AMD's fastest quad-core processor to date, while the latter promises to combine high performance with a low 95W TDP (relatively speaking), and AMD's own Turbo CORE technology. What's more, unlike the Fusion processors, these are apparently both available immediately, and they've already garnered a few early reviews. Hit up the links below to check a few of those out, and head on past the break for the official press release.

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AMD Introduces its Fastest Quad Core and New Six Core Processor Models

Award Winning AMD Phenom™ II Processors Combined with AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series Graphics Deliver The Ultimate Visual Experience™ For High Definition Entertainment -



SUNNYVALE, Calif. – January 4th, 2011

What: AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced new desktop processors including AMD's fastest quad-core desktop processor. These processors join AMD's award-winning 8-series chipset and recently launched AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 series graphics for PCs that enable vivid high-definition experiences in 3D with GPU-accelerated multimedia performance. With these latest technologies, gamers and PC enthusiasts can enjoy The Ultimate Visual Experience™ on a new PC featuring VISION Black Technology from AMD.

·The AMD Phenom™ II X4 975 Black Edition is AMD's fastest quad-core processor, an enthusiast's favorite including unlocked clock multipliers and quad-core performance.

·The AMD Phenom™ II X6 1065T is a new six-core processor combining high performance, low 95W TDP, and AMD Turbo CORE technology.

Why: The growth of high-definition and 3D digital media content has created a new level of immersive visual experience. The versatility of VISION Technology-based PCs creates almost limitless possibilities for consumers, such as moving to the Internet for video entertainment, creating lasting video and photo memories, playing the most visually intensive PC games, and improving performance when multi-tasking.

Who: Anyone looking for a new computer with multi-core value, versatile platform options, high definition video, and 3D graphics will benefit from a new PC with VISION Technology from AMD.

Resources:

· Check out current promotions including AMD-based products from CyberPower, iBuyPower, NewEgg, NCIX, and TigerDirect

· More information on AMD desktop processor models, prices and comparisons is available here

· Follow all news from the AMD desktop team on Twitter at @AMDDesktop
· Read more about Vision Technology from AMD at http://blogs.amd.com/home

About AMD

Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is an innovative technology company dedicated to collaborating with customers and technology partners to ignite the next generation of computing and graphics solutions at work, home and play. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com.
























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