AMD’s highly anticipated Bulldozer redesign is still a long way off, and the here, now, Phenom lineup is getting a long in the tooth; nearly 5 months without a new addition, what is this madness!
Today the company has launched six new CPUs to round out its offerings, filling in some gaps and providing a few new flagship chips.
|Model||Clock speed||L2 cache||L3 cache||TDP||Price|
|Phenom II X6 1075T||3.0 GHz (3.5GHz Turbo)||3 MB||6 MB||125 W||$245|
|Phenom II X4 970 BE||3.5 GHz||2 MB||6 MB||125 W||$185|
|Phenom II X2 560 BE||3.3 GHz||1 MB||6 MB||80 W||$105|
|Athlon II X4 645||3.1 GHz||2MB||–||95 W||$122|
|Athlon II X3 450||3.2 GHz||1.5MB||–||95 W||$87|
|Athlon II X2 265||3.3 GHz||1 MB||–||65 W||$76|
The most notable addition is a new hexacore, the Phenom II X6 1075T, which slides right in the gap of the $200, 1055T and premier $300, 1090T, allowing consumers to balance performance and price a little better.
Two new Black Edition flagship chips also move in for the Phenom quad core and triple core lines with the 970 BE and 560 BE. It should be mentioned that unfortunately the Phenom II X4 970 BE is in fact still based on the Deneb core, and not Thuban; it will replace the end of life X4 965 BE.
Lastly, for the more budget focused consumer, the Athlon II line has received new faster SKU’s for all cores.
To see a list of reviews on the new inductees, visit our processor review roundup