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AMD Launches Three More Triple-core Phenom X3 Processors

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    AMD today announced the availability of three new AMD Phenom X3 triple-core processors that, when combined with the AMD 780 series chipset, can give consumers a full HD experience and visually stunning gaming and digital performance. As the world’s only triple-core x86 processor, AMD Phenom X3 processors bring multi-core technology to a broader audience in search of desktop processors that easily handle today’s multi-threaded digital entertainment workloads.

    The proliferation of digital media devices and entertainment changes the way consumers use PCs and creates stronger demand on the processing and graphics capabilities. Two of the biggest determinants of the user experience when purchasing a PC are graphics and processors, with consumers weighing trade-offs. AMD solution-based PCs can free consumers from this dilemma with balanced platforms that enable the Ultimate Visual Experience complete with scalability and great value.

    “In today’s market customers are too often forced to weigh the benefits of one component over another while sifting through one-sided marketing claims,” said Leslie Sobon, AMD director of Product and Brand Management. “AMD is the only company in the world that is able to deliver a balanced platform solution without compromise, delivering a thrilling visual experience and powerful multi-threaded application performance.”

    True multi-core technology based on AMD’s Direct Connect Architecture has enabled AMD to bring the industry’s first and only triple-core desktop processor to market. These unique processors possess benefits similar to those available with AMD Phenom X4 quad-core processors and are designed to increase performance for today’s multitasking usage models and multi-threaded digital media and game applications in comparison to dual-core processors at the same clock speed. The new AMD Phenom X3 triple-core processors respond to market demand for increased performance with multi-core capabilities, as well as real world scenarios like running state-of-the-art applications on Windows Vista.

    “AMD multi-core technology, including AMD Phenom X4 and AMD Phenom X3 processors, lead the growing trend toward power and performance improvements in desktop computing,” said Keith Smith, director for the Microsoft Developer Division at Microsoft Corp. “As an industry leader taking advantage of multi-core technology, we are planning to utilize the powerful processing technology of AMD Phenom X4 and AMD Phenom X3 processors to benefit customers using the Microsoft suite of products.”

    AMD solution-based desktop platforms allow channel partners flexibility and choice, while providing platform differentiation to meet the varying demands of their end-users. AMD has unique mainstream value with AMD Phenom X3 processors and AMD 780G chipsets; platforms based on this solution can deliver the processing and visual performance users have historically received only in higher end systems. The addition of ATI Radeon graphics processors enables a range of compelling, premium desktop offerings, delivering the ultimate gaming and digital media entertainment experience. Specifically, ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology can accelerate performance by harnessing the power of both the ATI discrete graphics card and the motherboard’s AMD 780G integrated graphics for outstanding performance and value.

    Industry Support
    "By using the combination of AMD Phenom X3 triple-core processors and the latest AMD 780G motherboards, we now have the ability to create incredibly powerful high definition home entertainment systems for our customers. When customers witness the smooth playback of their Blu-Ray movies and their other high definition content on our machines, they are just blown away!"
    Todd Swank – VP of Marketing, Nor-Tech

    “The AMD 780G chipset and AMD Phenom X3 processors are fantastic additions to our award-winning luxury PCs. They provide an elegant platform for our Axess HD media center with full support for Blu-ray and digital cable at full HD 1080p resolution - without the need for a discrete video solution. In addition, Hybrid CrossFire gives an edge to our Dash Friends and Family PC with more powerful 3D performance for today’s demanding games. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the AMD Phenom X3 processor and AMD 780G chipset from AMD.”
    Wallace Santos – CEO and Founder, Maingear

    “Our Gamer Ultra Series are proud to feature the latest AMD Phenom X3 8000 Series triple-core processors paired with the robust AMD 780G chipset; this unique pairing enhances video quality and efficiency in desktop computing, enabling Cyberpower PC to bring customers superior gaming solutions at an incredible price.”
    Eric Cheung – CEO, Cyberpower

    Availability
    AMD Phenom X3 processors are expected to be available from AMD’s leading channel providers.
    • AMD Phenom X3 8750 triple-core processor - (2.4GHz) - $195
    • AMD Phenom X3 8650 triple-core processor - (2.3GHz) - $165
    • AMD Phenom X3 8450 triple-core processor - (2.1GHz) - $145
    For processor pricing details, please visit http://www.amd.com/pricing.

    Source: AMD
     
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    wow i bet these do go great with 780g mobo...i would like to see how well these overclock compared to the 9850BE...any word on stepping?
     
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    I suspect these are buggy steppings.
     
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    Naw, I thought the "50" identified these as the B3 steppings.

    But, ugh -- bring that 8450 down to $100 and you've got a deal (about halfway between the cheapest dual core and quad core).
     
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    in that case it is good. So its one broken core. Actually that means less heat and might overclock more. I bet they will also release 256kb per core X4 procs. Those will clock more.
     
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    well at least the part about them being awesome and win for media is true - some H264 codecs support multithreading. nothing else does, so i laugh at people who think a tri core will help them with media when a 2.4GHz P4 with hyperthreading can run 1080p media and MP3's at the same time... what more do you need?
     
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    leave alone Hyperthreading. I tested once with a single core A64 3200 with stock speed. It still performed well playing Blu-ray movie at 1080P with a 8600GT while a regular SD TV show was recorded in the background (did the test for a whole 1 hr, not a single drop or sluggishness in playing or recording)

    But the thing is more is better.
     
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    Dude the **50 Line are B3 Stepping, the **00 Line are B2 stepping which went to OEMs for quick dispersal.

    Stop being a pessimist.

    The 9850 has the Fastest HT bus currently which is i believe 4000.
     
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    yes, your are correct! :rockout: thats y im gettin one!
     
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    Not much less than a quad... I would still buy a quad if I had the cash.
     
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    Suit yourself
     
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    Three more tri-cores? Aren't these the first three available?

    It bugs me that people spend so much time and energy on increasing the cores. Why not just add more of everything, like FPUs and crap like that, to a single core.

    I said this all before and everybody was like "oh that wont work..." why not??? It worked all the way up until they made the first dual-core. The only reason they made dual-core is because people like the sound of saying "I have a dual core processor"..... yawn.....

    Think about it, if they actually made a good single core cpu... it would run EVERYTHING just fine.... not just multi-threaded apps.
     
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    i hear ya but with software finally getting parallel
     
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    Define "make a good single core CPU". A good single core CPU would probably suit most of our needs these days if it ran at 6 GHz. In case you haven't noticed, these chips have kinda hit a hard wall at about 3 GHz. How can you add more processing power to a chip without increasing its frequency ?

    You got it, multiple cores on the same die. And why in God's name would they add more FPU's to a single core when they can add multiple cores (full stand-alone processors) to a single die ?
     
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    Well, IBM made a pretty good G3 (or was it G4) that ran at 500Mhz, but outperformed Intel's Ghz chip, by FAR. Nobody liked that cuz it was ONLY 500Mhz.

    Why on earth would you add an FPU to a core at all, when you can just stick it on the motherboard, like back in the 80's.....? UH, if you start with ONE fpu, then add another FPU to a chip, you theoretically DOUBLE your FPU performance.... so yeah, they have been "adding FPU's" since the 386 came out. SO yeah, it does help.

    Thats like saying "yeah my computer is powered by 8 mouse brains... it's way better than your computer that has one human brain in it"
     
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    the point is we run lots of things at once - my system is running like 50 processes atm (torrents, chat programs, firefox, assasins creed, supreme commander, kaspersky.. ok yeah i multitask a lot) - each of those programs could run on a 200MHz core, except the games. So why not have 2x fast cores, and heaps of slow ones? cause its hard to do, and people always want faster :p

    Full cores work better because it suits more tasks - hpyerthreading may have helped out home users, but it was nowhere near as good in say, a server environment or 3D rendering. True multicores work in any environment, not just some - its more sensible as a business move to make these.
     

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