Wednesday, December 19, 2007

AMD Launches Phenom Black Edition

AMD's Phenom has been given new life today as a Black Edition. The Phenom Black Edition 9600 operates at a frequency of 2.3 GHz and makes use of 2MB of level two cache. Differentiating itself from the vanilla 9600, the Black Edition sports a fully unlocked multiplier. It might be assumed that these chips are binned better, allowing for higher clock speeds.

The Black Edition 9600 fills in the price point left vacant due to AMD's recent price cuts of the 9500 and 9600 Phenom processors. According to a statement by AMD, the AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition central processing unit has the same price as previously introduced AMD Phenom 9600, or $283 in 1000-unit quantities.

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