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.