Since Intel has been all up and about its latest Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, AMD decided to tap back into the mid-range processor market by releasing 5 new processors line up.
The latest AMD Phenom II and Athlon II line or CPUs mark the re-entry of AMD into the low price segment of the market, which is now pretty much left with a vacuum by Intel. The CPU line, which does not really offer very much change over their predecessors give the consumers an increase of 100Mhz increment on their bus speed. The new CPU are on socket AM3 but also compatible with AM2 boards which have their bios updated.
Although it may sound strange but AMD calls its Phenom II processor “Black Edition”. Maybe AMD wants everyone to think that this is some kind of a new breed of processor which would eventually rewrite the history of CPUs. Think again, it is just mysterious name and nothing new. All the processors are on 45nm block but what we were surprised about was the amount of power these new CPU consume. Guess AMD does have to learn the meaning of “Energy Efficient”.
Here’s the list of new line up with their prices.