AMD announced the availability of three new AMD Phenom X3 triple-core processors: AMD Phenom X3 8750, AMD Phenom X3 8650, and AMD Phenom X3 8450.
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.
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 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 applications on Windows Vista.
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.
AMD Phenom X3 processors are expected to be available from AMD’s leading channel providers, at $195 for AMD Phenom X3 8750 (2.4GHz), $165 for AMD Phenom X3 8650 (2.3GHz), and $145 for AMD Phenom X3 8450 (2.1GHz).