AMD launches world?s fastest processors

Chip maker unveils Phenom X4 9000 series quad-core processors
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AMD has launched four new high-performance AMD Phenom X4 processors, spearheaded by the Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition.

The quad-core CPUs are designed to work with AMD 790 series chipsets and the Spider quad core enthusiast platform, and as you would expect provide heightened capabilities and speed for high-end gaming and performance intensive applications.

“These new AMD Phenom X4 processors unlock even greater visual computing performance to showcase the unparalleled scalability of the AMD enthusiast platform,” said Mario Rivas, executive vice president, computing solutions group, AMD. “Based on AMD’s advanced true quad-core architecture, these processors are loaded with powerful performance features like next-generation HyperTransport 3.0 and energy-efficient innovations like Cool’n’Quiet 2.0 technology.”

The firm today also launched the AMD Phenom X3 8000 series triple-core processors, aimed at the slightly more mainstream – if still very high end – market.

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