Thursday, March 27th 2008

AMD Launches Four New Phenom X4 Processors

AMD today announced immediate availability of four new high-performance AMD Phenom X4 processors for PC users in search of the Ultimate Visual Experience. Led by the AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition processor, each CPU features true quad-core design, and when matched to AMD 790 series chipsets supports up to four award-winning ATI Radeon HD 3800 series graphics cards. This enthusiast PC platform, codenamed “Spider,” energizes the latest PC gaming titles, speeds high-definition video playback, and delivers amazing performance for advanced productivity and multi-tasking.

“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.”

Featuring the best quad-core desktop CPUs AMD has offered, these AMD Phenom X4 quad-core processors can improve performance for gaming and multi-threaded applications. The AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition is the top performer in the new line-up, with Clock Multiplier Control* for tunable performance that gives gamers and enthusiasts scalability and customizable performance levels to run multiple processor-intensive applications simultaneously.

“As the worldwide leader in the PC industry, HP is pleased to be offering our customers the choice of AMD Phenom X3 and X4 based systems in our consumer desktop PCs,” said Thi La, director of marketing, North America Consumer Computing, HP. “We are seeing a strong market demand for increased performance and multi-core capabilities.”

Consumers are now rapidly adopting quad-core processor-based desktops, as usage models expand to HD entertainment applications and gaming. AMD has responded with innovations like the AMD Phenom X4 processor and the “Spider” quad-core enthusiast platform, which commands both a high-performance and energy efficient market position at a compelling price.

AMD Phenom X4 9000 Series Quad-Core Processors
The AMD Phenom quad-core processor is the world’s most advanced desktop PC processor, commanding four natively integrated processor cores to break system bandwidth barriers and turbo-charge high definition (HD) platform performance. Customers can implement AMD Phenom X4 processors 9550 (2.2GHz) and 9650 (2.3GHz), or experience an enhanced multi-tasking experience with two higher frequency processors: the AMD Phenom X4 9750 (2.4GHz) and AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition (2.5GHz) processors.

Availability and pricing
AMD Phenom X4 processors 9550 (2.2GHz), 9650 (2.3GHz), 9750 (2.4GHz) and 9850 (2.5GHz) are now available. For processor pricing details, please visit http://www.amd.com/pricing.Source: AMD
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103 Comments on AMD Launches Four New Phenom X4 Processors

#1
DanishDevil
Hells yeah! Bring on the reviews and the benchmarks!

Great price on the 9850 Black Edition!

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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
There's a Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition too. They come with unlocked multipliers, 2.50 GHz clock.
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#4
X-TeNDeR
OMG! 235 bucks for the top model, and its a blackie !!!
Thanks alot AMD, we are going to cherish this opportunity. :toast:
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#5
phanbuey
Oh thank god... :rockout:
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#6
DanishDevil
Only 1.3V too! That's better OCing than the 5000+ BE!

I want one to pair with my DFI motherboard! Buy my stuff!!! ROFL.
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#8
Necrofire
Every once in a while someone will tell me that Intel's cpus are at or near the same price as AMD's lineup. I proceed to newegg, and see that my x2 6000+ is $160, while the E6550 is $170. Despite having cheaper processors, people still believe Intel is better.

AMD might finally gain some market back from Intel's cold grasp.

I can't wait on my next upgrade, I will go all AMD this time around.
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#9
candle_86
this is the Athlon XP days all over agian, and i must say for some reason looking at that i smiled, and i cant explain it, but i did. Good job with the Phenom AMD, i might just stick with your CPU's now.
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#10
hat
Maximum Overclocker
I liked AMD anyway... plenty of performance for a great price vs Intel's overpriced processors that can reach crazy high numbers but don't really make a real difference in gaming etc =

I understand these don't have the L3 cache error of the old phenoms right?
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#11
DanishDevil
Correct. These are the B3 Phenoms that we have been waiting for. No TLB bug.
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#13
pentastar111
by: Necrofire
Every once in a while someone will tell me that Intel's cpus are at or near the same price as AMD's lineup. I proceed to newegg, and see that my x2 6000+ is $160, while the E6550 is $170. Despite having cheaper processors, people still believe Intel is better.

AMD might finally gain some market back from Intel's cold grasp.

I can't wait on my next upgrade, I will go all AMD this time around.
That's what I'm doing, all AMD this time including the GPU's...
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#14
Azazel
its a great your for AMD :) yay
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#15
ShinyG
Good, finally a cheap way to upgrade to quad-core without paying an arm and a leg for the processor!
Intel will have to bring prices down (hopefully) to keep market share. That is good for the consumer!
Thank you AMD! :)
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#16
zaqwsx
Someone buy my AMD Phenom 9600BE so i can get the 9850BE plz lol! Seriously though anyone? I can go to 2.8 without any voltage increase!
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#17
ShadowFold
I cried a little on the inside for AMD :toast: there coming back!
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#18
jbunch07
yes yes yes!
f'in sweet im so getting that BE 9850 for my Spider!!!
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#19
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
::Tear:: 9850 BE for me then..or the x3. Not sure....
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#20
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: ShinyG
Good, finally a cheap way to upgrade to quad-core without paying an arm and a leg for the processor!
Intel will have to bring prices down (hopefully) to keep market share. That is good for the consumer!
Thank you AMD! :)
erm, the q6600 is dropping to 225 dollars next month, at that price who would want a phenom?
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#21
Widjaja
I wonder how well these CPU's are going to OC?
I hope they're not already almost on the limit.
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#22
0elemental0
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
erm, the q6600 is dropping to 225 dollars next month, at that price who would want a phenom?
exactly.. i HATE intel... but the 9850 doesnt even compete. so i keep putting off building an intel machine, hoping for something competitive. but for my 225 $$ it would be a q6600 not a 9850. so sad
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#23
mdm-adph
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
erm, the q6600 is dropping to 225 dollars next month, at that price who would want a phenom?
God, people like you... always got to go and crap on someone's good day. :p
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#24
ISMurphy
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
erm, the q6600 is dropping to 225 dollars next month, at that price who would want a phenom?
me.

ive always used AMD and ATI. great for performance, gaming, and my wallet. never overhyped, overpriced, and overrated. Intel/Nvidia to me = larger public awareness and hype = higher prices. AMD/ATI to me = underdog and rock solid product = lower prices and great performance allowing me to stuff extra nice other stuff in all my builds.

i'll be aiming for that 9850 BE, i'll be happy to break 3.0, any more is candy, and id gladly spend the extra $10 from the Q6600 price drop mark to get one just to support a company i think deserves it for not just keeping away a monopoly, but for offering some of the best solutions and technology OUTSIDE processors.

its AMD for ME.
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#25
Bytor
OMG Have to find one...
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