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AMD Launches World's First x86 Triple-Core Processors

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:35 pm

AMD Launches World's First x86 Triple-Core Processors

- New AMD Phenom(tm) X3 8000 series processors and AMD 780 chipsets
create the ultimate mainstream desktop platform -

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 27, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the
availability of AMD Phenom(tm) X3 8000 series triple-core processors,
providing gamers and digital media enthusiasts with exceptional
performance at mainstream price points. AMD Phenom X3 processors are
designed to improve multi-threaded application performance over
dual-core processors at the same clock speed. As the world's only
triple-core x86 processor, AMD Phenom X3 processors bring multi-core
technology to a broader audience in search of desktop PCs that easily
handle today's digital entertainment workloads.
When paired with the AMD 780 series chipset, AMD Phenom X3 processors
can deliver significant enhancements in gaming and high-definition
experiences for mainstream PC customers. This AMD desktop solution can
provide a full HD experience with support for the latest and most
demanding formats, including VC-1, MPEG-2 and H.264 on a mainstream PC.
With the AMD Unified Video Decoder (UVD), the solution can process HD
playback on the better-suited GPU rather than the CPU so consumers may
enjoy a smooth HD viewing experience-less lag, stalling and dropped
scenes-in the latest Blu-ray titles.
"In 2007, AMD committed to delivering AMD Phenom triple-core
processors in Q1 2008 and today the company makes good on that promise,"
said Bob Brewer, corporate vice president, strategic marketing, AMD.
"AMD understands that today's PC applications are best accelerated with
a range of
multi-core products from quad- to triple- to dual-core processors, and
that's why we now deliver the broadest multi-core desktop lineup in the
industry."
AMD Phenom X3 processor and AMD 780G chipset based desktop PCs
offer DirectX 10 game compatibility, so casual gamers can now enjoy
enhanced gaming experience such as truly lifelike 3D graphics and
dynamic interactivity in the latest game titles. Gamers looking to scale
their performance with the addition of a discrete graphics card can
accelerate their performance with ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology. This
technology can harness the graphics power of both an ATI discrete
graphics card and the motherboard GPU in tandem, delivering in some
applications up to 70 percent improvements in 3D performance. In
addition, the AMD 780G chipset is the second generation AMD chipset to
feature AMD OverDriveTM, a simple user interface that brings performance
tuning to the masses.

AMD Phenom(tm) X3 8000 Series Triple-Core Processors
AMD Phenom X3 8400 and AMD Phenom X3 8600 processors can improve
performance over dual-core processors on single-threaded applications
and can scale with the same applications that scale with quad-core. AMD
Phenom triple-core processors can also increase performance for
multitasking usage models and multi-threaded applications, aligned with
similar benefits available with AMD Phenom X4 quad-core processors.
AMD will be collaborating with ZT Systems to premiere the first system
featuring the new AMD Phenom X3 triple-core processor on QVC during the
Computer Shop broadcast, which is scheduled to air March 31 at 10 p.m.
EDT.
"New ZT Affinity desktops featuring the AMD Phenom X3 8400 triple-core
processor deliver 'The Latest Technology for Less,' empowering a broader
range of customers to experience the performance and multi-tasking
capability of true multi-core technology," said Russell Carlisle, VP of
Marketing, ZT Systems. "The ZT Affinity 5202Zi is a perfect fit for
consumers looking for a stylish, affordable compact PC with the power
they need for today's cutting-edge digital entertainment."

Availability
Systems powered by AMD Phenom X3 processors 8400 (2.1GHz) and 8600
(2.3GHz) are expected to be initially available from leading OEMs and
system builders. For processor pricing details, please visit
http://www.amd.com/pricing. For press collateral pertaining to the new AMD
Phenom X4 and X3 models including product specifications and
availability, images and partner support, please visit
http://www.amd.com/phenom/presskit.

About AMD
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of
innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer
electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice
and industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions
that empower consumers and businesses worldwide. For more information,
visit http://www.amd.com.
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Re: AMD Launches World's First x86 Triple-Core Processors

Postby martini161 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:18 am

i wonder how many suckers there gonna get with these. aperently they are just quads that had bad yields so they laser cut one of the cores off :|
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Re: AMD Launches World's First x86 Triple-Core Processors

Postby skier » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:33 am

well according to the new Phenom review, the low end triple is ~$150, that will make many people happy to scimp on a not-often-used core, especially anyone with an AM2/+ board, we shall see what happens
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Re: AMD Launches World's First x86 Triple-Core Processors

Postby stev » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:22 pm

I want one. :) And that is not a joke. O:)

Think of how a tri-core would benefit having less of a heat load to OC vs. having a full quad-core. The tri-core could be the diamond in the ruff. =P~

UPDATE ...

Nate's review says this, "...Legit Bottom Line: AMD fixes the Phenom X4 processor with the release of the 50-series, but launches the Phenom X3 processor series with B2 steppings that have the same issuses as the old Phenoms. Strange huh? "

So, maybe the X3 with B3 would be the preferred tri-core. :-k
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Re: AMD Launches World's First x86 Triple-Core Processors

Postby skier » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:44 pm

What!? are they frickin retarded!! :shock: why put a stepping that's know to be trouble, damn, they should waited a bit and got B3 ](*,) even more stupid is how they are released around the same time(B3 X4 and B2 X3) :toimonster:
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Re: AMD Launches World's First x86 Triple-Core Processors

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:44 pm

They deny it, but its an easy way of dumping the B2 stock.

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Re: AMD Launches World's First x86 Triple-Core Processors

Postby skier » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:55 pm

well, yeah, but people that know what they are doing will know about B2 stepping fiasco (and anyone opting for multi-core probably knows a thing or two) and wouldn't buy it anyway
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Re: AMD Launches World's First x86 Triple-Core Processors

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:58 pm

Hence the stock will be 'dumped' on unknowing people. The vast majority of people who buy PCs, even a fair few who build their own, aren't as clued in as we are.

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Re: AMD Launches World's First x86 Triple-Core Processors

Postby ibleet » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:07 pm

Dan is 100% right. The majority of consumers are not educated. Companies know and count on that fact. :-k
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Re: AMD Launches World's First x86 Triple-Core Processors

Postby martini161 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:18 pm

thats why friends of mine are spending 700 dollars on a pos emachines crap instead of letting me build one for them. oh well, at least i still have the best pc on the block 8) and im quite envied for it tyvm :lol:
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Re: AMD Launches World's First x86 Triple-Core Processors

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:22 pm

martini161 wrote:thats why friends of mine are spending 700 dollars on a pos emachines crap instead of letting me build one for them. oh well, at least i still have the best pc on the block 8) and im quite envied for it tyvm :lol:
Even though you've nearly killed it twice now :P

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Re: AMD Launches World's First x86 Triple-Core Processors

Postby stev » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:21 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:
martini161 wrote:thats why friends of mine are spending 700 dollars on a pos emachines crap instead of letting me build one for them. oh well, at least i still have the best pc on the block 8) and im quite envied for it tyvm :lol:
Even though you've nearly killed it twice now :P

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I'm laughing really with you on that since over a year ago I toasted an Intel board.

OK, enough of the bunny trail hi-jacking ...

I will look forward to a X3 down the road. That will provide three cores accessing the amount of cache that a quad core was to have, but running cooler. Nate just did a review of the AMD quad with some OC'ing. The X3 could prove to be the gamers choice if the kinks are worked out.
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Re: AMD Launches World's First x86 Triple-Core Processors

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:31 pm

Stev,

Mid to late April is when AMD is thinking the B3 steppings will appear on triple-cores... I'd personally wait, unless you are just looking for a HTPC or something at a great price point... In April when the '50-series' launches for triple-cores the original B2 steppings will be gone in a fire sale or be used by ODMs. I'm guessing it is going to be after April though as if that is the case AMD should have waited a few weeks to launch them. Know how to tell when a product isn't that great? Companies don't send out review samples.. Where are the triple-core reviews? Only a few people got seeded triple-cores as AMD wants to send out the new steppings to the media. Could this also be why triple-cores are only in the ODM/OEM channel right now? hum....
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Re: AMD Launches World's First x86 Triple-Core Processors

Postby w00fd06 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:48 pm

Well, with this new found knowledge, i guess i'll start a new build in early may.
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