Semprons, Athlons, Phenoms, the lot
AMD has started shipping two new no thrills processors, but a couple of more interesting parts are still on the way.
The new Sempron 145 is the fastest Sargas single-core to date, with a 2.8GHz clock and a price tag of around €35.
The Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition is a bit more interesting. It is a Callisto-based dual core clocked at 3.3GHz. It packs 1MB of L1 and 6MB of L3 cache and has an 80W TDP. At 3.3GHz, it’s the fastest AMD dual-core and one of the highest clocked AMD parts in general. It costs €100 and it has an unlocked multiplier.
The Athlon II X3 450 is AMD’s latest triple-core and it seems like a rather good deal. This Rana-based part is clocked at 3.2GHz, it has 1.5MB of L2 cache and no L3 cache whatsoever. It has a 95W TDP and it’s listed at €86 which sounds more than reasonable.
There’s also a new six-core on the way. The 1075T is based on the Thuban core, however, it’s not inhabited by smug cats and it won't try to destroy the earth. It’s clocked at 3.0GHz, has a 125W TDB, but we still don’t have the price.