AMD pushes triple-core processors

AMD has announced three new triple-core processors and improved support for Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualisation technology. The new chips include the Phenom X3 8750 Black Edition, with a Clock Multiplier Control and tuneable performance, and the energy-efficient Phenom X3 8450e and Phenom X3 8250e.

AMD is aiming the new chips at digital content creators and the high-end gaming market. Meanwhile, the company has also announced that it is working more closely with Microsoft on virtualisation technology.

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I have a Phenom X4 @ 2.8ghz and a 4850 and I'm happy as a clam with it. Zero problems and smokes everything I throw at it. Why all the AMD hate?

Yeah Intels EXTREME EDITION Procs are alot faster, but just one costs as much as my whole system.

And no I don't hate Intel they make some top notch CPUS right now, but so is my Phenom.

The Q6600 is pretty cheap at $180, that's about the same amount the Phenom X4 sells for here.

Looking at the benchmarks it pretty much cooks the Phenom x4 right now.

Hopefully the new 45nm Phenoms will compete better but I'm not going to hold my breath.

(hardgiant said @ #5)
Right now the Phenom is just not worth it.

I would say, right now, anything ABOVE a Phenom is not worth it.
I would be interested in hearing exact names of softwares that you CANNOT run on a phenom (either X3 or X4)... anyone please?

(nmesisca said @ #5.1)

I would say, right now, anything ABOVE a Phenom is not worth it.
I would be interested in hearing exact names of software that you CANNOT run on a phenom (either X3 or X4)... anyone please?

Looking at the prices for mobo + cpu it's just better to get a Intel right now.

$100 for the mobo and $80 for e5200 = $180 for an awesome overclock to 4Ghz.

or

$100 for the mobo and $190 for Q6600 = $290 for an awesome quad overclock to 3.2Ghz.

Both are great investments that will outlast any Phenom machine.

(hardgiant said @ #5.2)

Looking at the prices for mobo + cpu it's just better to get a Intel right now.

$100 for the mobo and $80 for e5200 = $180 for an awesome overclock to 4Ghz.

or

$100 for the mobo and $190 for Q6600 = $290 for an awesome quad overclock to 3.2Ghz.

Both are great investments that will outlast any Phenom machine.

as every American does, you forget not all of us are living in the US.
Its not that cheap here. And if their X3 is in the same price range as the intel C2D (top) then I have no clue WTF you're talking about.

(nmesisca said @ #5.3)

as every American does, you forget not all of us are living in the US.
Its not that cheap here. And if their X3 is in the same price range as the intel C2D (top) then I have no clue WTF you're talking about.

Most software will run faster on an e5200 dual core then on a Phenom x3 especially when you overclock. The C2D just has a lot more horsepower then the current AMD offerings. One extra core just doesn't make enough difference.

The 8750 scores better in benchmarks than the well known 8400 and costs less, whats not to love? I'd definitely consider it.

Gamers does not always mean kids with lots of money.

You can get very good performance from a X3 CPU using a good video card, like the ATI 4870 and enough memory.

Sorry AMD but "high-end" gamers are going to get true quad core processors not broken....er..triple core ones

(ahhell said @ #1)
Sorry AMD but "high-end" gamers are going to get true quad core processors not broken....er..triple core ones

I believe the biggest issue AMD has against them with their Triple Core CPUs is the opinion of someone that they are getting a "broken" chip.

Do you not realize Intel sells "broken" chips ALL THE TIME as down-clocked CPUs?

What do you think the E7200 is? A broken E8400. Then E5200? An E8400 so broken, it couldn't even be sold as an E7200. People don't look at those as "broken" though. They just look at the E7200 and E5200 as a lower cost CPU with less cache and lower BUS speed.

Even Intel's popular quad-core CPUs they sell are just "broken" versions of the "Extreme" line that either had faulty cache or failed tests at the higher BUS speeds.

Intel does this all the time, and has always done this. Intel disables a broken function and just sells it as a lower-end CPU.

If AMD can sell a Triple Core CPU for the price of a Dual Core, what is the problem?

(Xenomorph said @ #1.2)
Intel does this all the time, and has always done this. Intel disables a broken function and just sells it as a lower-end CPU.

If AMD can sell a Triple Core CPU for the price of a Dual Core, what is the problem?

Intel never said they where selling broken CPU (even if they do all the time). AMD did, and I guess that's the problem.

Funny how people change minds so quickly. I remember when the Athlon64 came out and Intel was failing with the P4, everybody was praising AMD, they where the BEST. Now, today, AMD is trash. Wow....

(TruckWEB said @ #1.3)

Intel never said they where selling broken CPU (even if they do all the time). AMD did, and I guess that's the problem.

Funny how people change minds so quickly. I remember when the Athlon 64 came out and Intel was failing with the P4, everybody was praising AMD, they where the BEST. Now, today, AMD is trash. Wow....

Actually, it was a fact Intel did this dating back to the 386 and 486 days. A chip didn't meet expectations, clock it lower and sell it at a lower cost. The built in math co-processor didn't work? Sell what was supposed to be a 486 DX as a 486 SX.

Intel did say they do this... just not this decade.

(buletov said @ #1.1)
And pay extra for an additional working core that they basically won't utilize.

I use all four cores in games like Crysis, SupCom FA, COD4, Stalker, and M2TW Kingdoms. And In SupCom FA, sometimes I even max out all four cores. Your idea that games don't utilize the fourth core is rooted firmly inside 2006. Welcome to 2008, hope you like it and all the Intel Quad-Cores that kick so much ass. :P