The Phenom II X4 975 BE has the usual trimmings of a quad-core Phenom II: 45nm Deneb cores, 4x512K L2 cache, 6MB L3 cache, 125W TDP. At 3.6GHz, the X4 975 BE is AMD's fastest quad-core processor, and being a Black Edition chip, it's prime for overclocking with an unlocked multiplier. The new addition is priced at $195, or about $15 more than the 3.5GHz Phenom II X4 970 BE. Meanwhile, the Thuban-based 2.9GHz Phenom II X6 1065T is now AMD's quickest sub-100W hexa-core processor, and it's listed for $185.
|Model||Cores||Frequency||Old Price||New Price||Change|
|Phenom II X4 840||4||3.2GHz||N/A||$105||N/A|
|Phenom II X4 955 BE||4||3.2GHz||$145||$135||-6.9%|
|Phenom II X4 965 BE||4||3.4GHz||$165||$155||-6.1%|
|Phenom II X4 970 BE||4||3.5GHz||$185||$175||-5.4%|
|Phenom II X4 975 BE||4||3.6GHz||N/A||$195||N/A|
|Phenom II X6 1055T||6||2.8GHz||$199||$175||-12.1%|
|Phenom II X6 1065T||6||2.9GHz||N/A||$185||N/A|
|Phenom II X6 1075T||6||3.0GHz||$199||$195||-2%|
|Phenom II X6 1090T BE||6||3.2GHz||$235||$205||-12.8%|
|Phenom II X6 110T BE||6||3.3GHz||$265||$239||-9.8%|
In addition to listing its latest arrivals, AMD has lowered prices on its existing Phenom II X4 and X6 processors -- though X2 models haven't been touched. The Phenom II X4 955 BE and 965 BE have been reduced by roughly 6% to their new $135 and $155 price points, while the X4 970 BE is $10 cheaper at $175. The X6 1055T and 1075T are now $175 and $195, both down from $199. Meanwhile, AMD's Black Edition hexa-core processors, the X6 1090T BE and 1100T BE, have been cut to $205 and $239, respectively.