June 13th, 2011

AMD to Retire Phenom II X6 by Q4 2011

According to Turkish technology news site Donanim Haber, AMD plans to move its entire Phenom II X6 CPU line to end of life stage by Q4 2011. The company says the plan to retire the chips is to make room for their new FX series of processors that are based on the Bulldozer architecture. The [...]

May 2nd, 2011

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Processor Review

Back in January, we were absolutely convinced that we had seen the last hurrah for the venerable quad-core 45nm ‘Deneb’ die when we reviewed the Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition processor. However, apparently we were wrong as AMD is now releasing the X4 980 Black Edition; a processor sporting an impressive 3.7Ghz core speed. [...]

January 3rd, 2011

AMD Phenom II X4 840 & X4 975 Black Edition Processors Review

There is no denying the fact that AMD has been hell-bent on providing the CPU market with some much-needed value options as of late. ¬†While this approach hasn’t led to any direct competitors against Intel’s high-end products, there are several Phenom and Athlon processors that feature an excellent price / performance ratio. ¬†Today, AMD is [...]

September 21st, 2010

AMD Updates Processor Lineup with Six New Chips

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 [...]

January 25th, 2010

AMD Introduces Sub-$100 AMD Phenom II Processor, and AMD Athlon II Processors

AMD has expanded its AMD Phenom II and AMD Athlon II processor families for desktop with several new processors designed to give mainstream consumers advanced performance capabilities from their desktop PCs at increasingly attractive price points. As desktop PCs continue trending toward smaller form factors, AMD remains committed to maximizing the user experience by bringing [...]