Feeds

AMD rolls out line-leading four-core Phenom

And an energy-efficient quad-core CPU pair too

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

AMD has launched a trio of quad-core Phenom X4 processors today, including a new top-of-the-line part, the 2.6GHz 9950.

The other two are lesser parts, but AMD's pitching their "energy efficiency", particularly when lined up against Intel quad-core CPUs.

The 9150e and 9350e are clocked, respectively, at 1.8GHz and 2.0GHz. AMD said they draw no more than 65W - less than the 95W that the Core 2 Quad line members each consume.

That said, the 9950 consumes a whopping 140W, which is more than even the top-of-the-range 2.83GHz Core 2 Quad Q9550.

AMD is pricing the 9150e at $175 and the 9350e at $195 - when sold in batches of 1000 processors - and was quick to point out that Intel doesn't have a quad-core that costs less than $200.

Joining the two new AMD CPUs si the $235 9950. All three are fabbed at 65nm and contain 2MB of shared L3 cache and 512KB of L2 per core. They can connect directly to DDR 2 memory clocked at up to 1066MHz.

Related Review
AMD Phenom X3 and X4

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.