AMD Phenom II X3: 3.0 GHz in reach?
The Phenom II X3 is a popular processor: low priced, low power consumption and enough cores for almost any situation. But now the CPUs could become even more interesting since AMD apparently wants to exceed the 3 GHz.
AMD's Phenom II X3 is a quite interesting offer: The processors with three cores are available for comparatively low prices and can deal with almost any challenge imposed by thread of games or applications. They are primarily intended for users who think that a fourth core is unnecessary and prefer a CPU with low power consumption.
It seems like AMD wants to upgrade the Phenom II X3 again. The triple-core processors now reach the 3 GHz and thus become a little faster once more. An appropriate CPU has already been listed by AMD, but can't be found if one searches for a Phenom II X3. The processor is filed as a B75 in the AMD database. But the Business Class Processor offers all features that would be offered by a normal desktop version for the retail market: three cores, six MiByte L3 cache, 3 GHz and all that on a Deneb base. The B73, which can be found, too, matches the Phenom II X3 720.
Therefore one may conclude that AMD will introduce the Phenom II X3 with 3 GHz soon.
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