AMD releases more triple-core chips

By on April 23, 2008, 11:59 AM
AMD has been taking a beating in the CPU arena for a while now at the hands of Intel, but the struggling chipmaker is serious about gaining back market share in the mainstream desktop computing segment and is hoping their recently launched triple-core CPU lineup will help it do so. Though the initial batch of triple-core chips suffered from the same TLB erratum that was found on their quad-cores, the company today released its first three Phenom X3 CPUs featuring the latest B3 stepping that fixes this issue.

The new chips include the 2.4GHz Phenom X3 8750 ($195), 2.3GHz Phenom X3 8650 ($165), and the 2.1GHz Phenom X3 8450 ($145). This comes just two days after Intel cut the price of some of their dual- and quad-core chips, with the 3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 now available for $183 and the 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 for $266.

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nirkon said:
If these beat the intel E8XXX procs, then they might have something in their hands...I won't believe it until I see it :)
fullmetalvegan said:
This won't help AMD at all, Intel chips always perform better to their AMD equivalent, and triplecore sure isn't going to save them from Intel's quad price cut.
peas said:
[b]Originally posted by fullmetalvegan:[/b][quote]Intel chips always perform better to their AMD equivalent[/quote]I sure hope you're kidding, because statements like that are made of ignorance. True the Core2 line has surpassed the Athlon 64 architecture in many tasks, but not all. It depends on the application (aka benchmark). And don't forget the Pentium 4 days when Int-hell was sucking the big one.
fullmetalvegan said:
Oh I'm not kidding, no ignorance here, I looked at many benchmarks and AMD perform better in just about nothing. For instance, the Phenom are completely terrible at everything, beaten by Core 2 Duo in half the tasks, and for relatively the same price you get the Q6600 whom beats the Phenom in everything else.I was just building an AMD pc for a mate lately, Intel beat AMD in all tasks I benched (as per usual), the only reason I put an AMD in it was to make it cheaper. That's all AMD is good for nowadays, cost performance, otherwise; useless.We're not talking about Pentium 4 days, we're talking about the new CPU era.
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