AMD Desktop Roadmap Adds Multi-Core Triple Threat

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AMD PhenomTM triple-core processors added in AMD's desktop roadmap. It offers unique performance and value to customers and completes a broader multi-core portfolio. These provide significant performance advantages over similar dual-core AMD processors in key industry standard benchmarks, including SYSmark® 2007 and 3DMarkTM 2006, as well as similar quad-core AMD processors in certain gaming and digital content creation scenarios.

AMD adds AMD PhenomTM triple-core processors to its desktop roadmap. AMD Phenom processors, expected to be the world's first PC processors to integrate three computational cores on a single die of silicon, can help deliver the visual experience, performance and multitasking capabilities of true multi-core technology to a broader audience. AMD Phenom processors with three cores are a response to demand for increased performance delivered by multi-core processors when running applications.

 

The true multi-core design of the upcoming AMD Phenom processor family of products, based on Direct Connect Architecture, features an integrated memory controller, accelerating performance for productivity, content creation, entertainment, and gaming. In addition, this next-generation architecture includes AMD's Balanced Smart Cache for rapid access to memory, with a shared L3 cache for leading-edge performance on multi-threaded software. With HyperTransportTM 3.0 and minimum of 16 GB/second of high bandwidth I/O, upcoming AMD Phenom processors are designed for the ultimate visual experience with amazing HD video and gaming resolutions, as well as high-speed disk and network interfaces. In addition, Cool'n'QuietTM 2.0 technology enables independent frequency adjustments to each processor core, and the HyperTransport bus and memory controller for a cooler and quieter PC.

 

AMD Phenom triple-core processors are expected to deliver increased performance for multitasking usage models and multi-threaded applications, aligned with similar benefits available with the upcoming AMD Phenom quad-core processors. In addition, triple-core processors from AMD can provide significant performance advantages over similar dual-core AMD processors in key industry standard benchmarks, including SYSmark® 2007 and 3DMarkTM 2006, as well as similar quad-core AMD processors in certain gaming and digital content creation scenarios.