“AMD just released three new Phenom processors, geared towards the high end in the form of the X4 9950, and the low end, using a 65W power envelope as selling point under the model numbers X4 9350e and X4 9150e. At 2.6 GHz, the X4 9950 is the fastest Phenom ever released, surpassing the 9850 Black Edition by 100 MHz and finally fulfilling the promise made with the early 9900 that never saw the light of the channel. At 65 W TDP, the “e” series sets new records in actual power draw for quad core CPUs but are the numbers low enough to make up for reduced performance when it comes to actual energy efficiency?”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD Phenom 9950 X4 Quad-Core Processor @ TechwareLabs
- AMD Phenom X4 9350e @ Icrontic
- Celeron, Pentium Dual Core and Athlon X2: Which One is the Best USD 70 CPU? @ Hardware Secrets
- AMD’s Phenom X4 9950, 9350e and 9150e: Lower Prices, Voltage Tricks and Strange Behavior @ AnandTech
- Desktop CPU Comparison Guide @ TechARP
Not only is AMD pushing out a brand new line of graphics cards, it also launched several CPUs in the recent past. LostCircuits focuses on a pair of these processors, the 2Ghz X4 9350e and the 2.6Ghz X4 9950. Drop by to see how well they compete with other systems, including Spider versus SkullTrail.