AMD Launches New Phenom II and Athlon II Processors

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AMD is launching a half dozen new processors today, targeted at virtually all market segments, ranging from an inexpensive, mainstream dual-core Athlon II offering to a new, relatively high-end six-core Phenom II. The complete list of processors launching today, along with their respective price points are as follows:

  • 3.0GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) Phenom II X6 1075T - $245
  • 3.5GHz Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition - $185
  • 3.3GHz Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition - $105
  • 3.1GHz Athlon II X4 645 - $122
  • 3.2GHz Athlon II X3 450 - $87
  • 3.3GHz - Athlon II X2 265 - $76

As its name suggests, the Phenom II X6 1075T drops in between AMD’s existing 1055T and 1090T six-core offerings, but the rest of the processors all represent the highest clocked models in their respective product families. Please note, however, that pricing for some models does not change much from the previous flagships in each product family. Due to AMD’s recent price cuts, these new chips are slightly more expensive than the previous offerings, but they're being introduced at essentially the same price points.

We decided to take a look at AMD's latest six-core and higher-end quad-cores in both the Phenom II and Athlon II flavors. The full specifications for each of the processors are listed below and performance for each of the new chips is detailed on the pages ahead...


Behold, The Phenom II Sandwich...

AMD Athlon II X4 and Phenom II X4 / X6
Specifications & Features


All of the new processors being launched today are based on existing CPU cores—they only differ in their frequencies and model numbers. As such, we won’t be detailing their respective architectures again here. We would, however, recommend checking out these recent HotHardware articles for the full breakdown of each processor family and their respective features:

 

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Nice! the 970 BE and 1075 look pretty sweet, but for 20 less I would probably still go with the 965 BE. I was under the impression that there would be a 960T, but after seeing this I looked it up, and apparently those plans were abandoned in this spring. Oh well

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 I always like it when AMD gets into competition with its self because we usually benefit from it! I,ve always been a fan of AMD  regardless of who is fastest Intel or AMD which at times is questionable but the thing AMD is they offer something for everybody. Price to performance ratio you have nothing to loose and everybody can play! The only problem I have is picking which one to buy! Now in the near future I had intended on getting the 965BE but now NOW I got to looking at the  3.5ghz Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition $185 and 3.1 GHZ AthlonII X4 645. Its like reaching into a jar of M&M,s and deciding what color! Now I know that the 965 and the 970 are pretty much the same price around $185 so guess I might go for the 970 who knows ?? When  I read this from your review

The new Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition and Athlon II X4 645, however, due to their higher clocks, finished slightly ahead of the Phenom II 965 and Athlon II 640 they supplant at the top of their respective product line-ups—as they should.

Then It gets interesting!! .So thanks AMD for the new toys now I got to figure out which M&M I want!  Yes

 

 

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Wahh no low wattage parts.

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A 1075 BE would be awesome

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That Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition for $185 is a sweet deal. Still though clock for clock Intel has the lead I don't see this changing until Bulldozer arrives, if then. 

As Marco stated on a bank for buck basis AMD has been delivering as they were the first to bring a $99 Quad core to market which still cannot be touched.

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I got my 970 stable to 4.1 with only 1.4275 voltage, passed every stress and benchmark test except for 3ds max render (didn't bsod, it just said error then exited), upped it to 1.475 and it was very stable after that.  This was on an el-cheapo amd mobo btw (biostar ta890gxb). I just upped the multiplier and cpu voltage, I didn't play around with anything else, so some people can probably squeeze a bit more on it.  Newly improved AMD process really helped with overclocking.

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Wow, nice prices. Its nice how they released them all at once like this unlike Intel that released the most expansive so you would buy it even if you don't need all those specs then release the lower end ones :)

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The Phenom II X6 1075T - for $245 is a good deal. I've already read reviews on it and it OC's quite well.

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The Phenom II X6 1075T is quite affordable - take a look here at the recent Fry's ad for it:

 


 

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wow 180...  anyone gonna jump on that?

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