AMD Phenom II processors turned the fortune of the company around. The Phenom II processors launched by AMD were based on the 45nm fabrication processor which allowed AMD to stuff the processor with more L3 cache and increase clock speed and thus improve the overall performance of the processor. AMD Phenom II processors proved to be a very good competitor for Intel Core 2 Duo and Quad Series of processor. AMD Phenom II processors were able to defeat their similarly priced Intel counterparts easily, but Phenom II did not get AMD the performance crown back. Intel now is all set to launch their Lynfield line-up of processors in September this year which will surely put AMD in the backseat with their performance.
AMD currently does not have any answer to Intel’s upcoming Core i5 processor, but AMD is trying to make as much money as possible before Intel launches their new line-up of processors. So AMD is trying to extract as much processing power possible from their current 45nm processors by making them run at increased clock speeds. AMD Phenom II X4 being one of them. Here are the specifications of AMD Phenom II X4 Processor –
As you can see the processor runs at 3.4Ghz and has as unlocked multiplier so as to facitiliate easy overclocking. AMD Phenom II X4 965BE currently is “best” processor AMD can offer and even then the processor has a measly price tag of 245$. You can read the whole review of this processor over at Xbitlabs.com