Putting AMDs new CPUs in context
Subject: Processors | September 29, 2010 - 05:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
By now you should be familiar with the new CPU models that AMD has released; if not you should read Josh's article right now. ExtremeTech chose different processors to compare the new models against including some relatively similarly priced Intel CPUs. If you are on the fence about spending the extra money for a Core i3 or i5 system or saving some cash going with AMD, this is a great reference article for you.
"On Monday, AMD launched six new processors in its Athlon II and Phenom II lines, intended as speed upgrades to
some of its existing chips. Combined with recently lowering the prices on other CPUs across the full spectrum of
its offerings, AMD has cemented itself even more as the budget choice for system buyers and builders. No, you
may not get the top-of-the-line performance you will with Intel's highest-ranking chips, such as the Core i7-
980X, but you also won't be shelling out up to $1,000 for just the CPU. (All of AMD's consumer CPUs are
available for under $300."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD's Athlon II and Phenom II Refresh @ LostCircuits
- AMD Athlon II X4
645 3.1GHz Processor/CPU @ TechwareLabs
- Phenom II x4 970
Black Edition CPU @ TechwareLabs
- AMD Phenom II 560
X2 Processor/CPU @ TechwareLabs
Phenom II X6 1075T & X4 970 Review @ Neoseeker
- AMD Athlon II X4 635 AM3 Processor Video Review @ eTeknix
- Desktop CPU Comparison Guide
Rev. 9.0 @ TechARP
- Intel Core i5-760 @
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