CPUs: Overview and Recommendation for May
You are looking for a new processor or you just want to know what is available right now? We give you a hand and offer a little overview over the current situation on the processor market.
Only little movement on the processor market: Neither AMD nor Intel released any high-end CPUs. It is all the same in the beginner's section. Apart from the usual price reduction and the increased availability of Intel's 45 nanometer CPUs there is barley any new material beyond the middleclass.
AMD adds another series of processors with two cores bearing the Athlon brand. Again the numeration system is changed - thus the models are called Athlon X2 4050e, X2 4450e and X2 4850e. They are based on the on the known Brisbane core (65 nm) and technically don't differ from the BE models although the X2 4850e has got a slightly increased clock speed of 2.5 GHz. AMD's long promised triple core CPUs of the Phenom X3 series are available now: The X3 8450, X3 8650 and X3 8750. But still there is no information about the beginner's quad core X4 9100e.
Intel also got a new middleclass - which actually consist of a single dual core CPU: The Core 2 Duo E7200. The faster dual core processors of the E8x00 series and the reasonably priced quad cores aren't new, but are on stock at many traders.
Our updated processor registers offer a broad overview over prices and technical data, even if you are not looking for a new CPU at the moment. The registers can be found in the picture gallery below or on the following pages.
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