Saturday, July 5, 2008
AMD Phenom X4 9950 & 9350e
With the release of the Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition, AMD steps up from the 9850. 100MHz to 2.6GHz from 2.5GHz but also increases the max TDP to 140W. The Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition takes over the $235 pricing the 9850 had, which will be reduced to $207 starting July 7th, a helpful heads up from AMD.
The other new processors being released are the low wattage quad core processors, the Phenom X4 9350e and 9150e which have a max TDP of 65W. Previously 95W was the lowest TDP for Phenoms and it still is for even Intel's lowest clock speed quad core processors giving AMD a 30W advantage here. This could be a blessing for HTPCs, file servers, or other computers that are run 24 hours every day.