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High Performance AMD Phenom™ X4 Processors Lead the Charge to HD Desktop Gaming and Video
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced immediate availability of four new high-performance AMD Phenom™ X4 processors for PC users in search of the Ultimate Visual Experience. Led by the AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition processor, each CPU features true quad-core design, and when matched to AMD 790 series chipsets supports up to four award-winning ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 series graphics cards. This enthusiast PC platform, codenamed “Spider,” energizes the latest PC gaming titles, speeds high-definition video playback, and delivers amazing performance for advanced productivity and multi-tasking.

These new AMD Phenom X4 processors unlock even greater visual computing performance to showcase the unparalleled scalability of the AMD enthusiast platform,” said Mario Rivas, executive vice president, computing solutions group, AMD. “Based on AMD’s advanced true quad-core architecture, these processors are loaded with powerful performance features like next-generation HyperTransport™ 3.0 and energy-efficient innovations like Cool’n’Quiet™ 2.0 technology.

Featuring the best quad-core desktop CPUs AMD has offered, these AMD Phenom X4 quad-core processors can improve performance for gaming and multi-threaded applications. The AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition is the top performer in the new line-up, with Clock Multiplier Control* for tunable performance that gives gamers and enthusiasts scalability and customizable performance levels to run multiple processor-intensive applications simultaneously.

As the worldwide leader in the PC industry, HP is pleased to be offering our customers the choice of AMD Phenom X3 and X4 based systems in our consumer desktop PCs,” said Thi La, director of marketing, North America Consumer Computing, HP. “We are seeing a strong market demand for increased performance and multi-core capabilities.

Consumers are now rapidly adopting quad-core processor-based desktops, as usage models expand to HD entertainment applications and gaming. AMD has responded with innovations like the AMD Phenom X4 processor and the “Spider” quad-core enthusiast platform, which commands both a high-performance and energy efficient market position at a compelling price.

AMD Phenom X4 9000 Series Quad-Core Processors
The AMD Phenom quad-core processor is the world’s most advanced desktop PC processor, commanding four natively integrated processor cores to break system bandwidth barriers and turbo-charge high definition (HD) platform performance. Customers can implement AMD Phenom X4 processors 9550 (2.2GHz) and 9650 (2.3GHz), or experience an enhanced multi-tasking experience with two higher frequency processors: the AMD Phenom X4 9750 (2.4GHz) and AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition (2.5GHz) processors.

Availability and pricing
AMD Phenom X4 processors 9550 (2.2GHz), 9650 (2.3GHz), 9750 (2.4GHz) and 9850 (2.5GHz) are now available. For processor pricing details, please visit For press collateral pertaining to the new Phenom X4 models including product specifications and availability, images and partner support, please visit
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24-03-2008, 17:07:46

My life has taken a turn and I don't have the time to spare for gaming and fettling with my rig so much these days (sob). Playing guitar, kids, wife, work and college have taken their toll and I have decided to downsize my rig...(sniff)...

Well all, take a peek here.

For soon the time will be nigh for a screwdriver wielding welshman to take apart Stealth-Li....fear not my friends, a smaller version Minow-Li is in the wings. I shall be posting up pics as the box arrives (will be air cooled PC-A05b based rig).

In the meantime, when the time is right I shall be advertising kit that is surplus to needs...there will be some tasty treats available...including probably one of the last EP-UK G70s to leave his Highness Mr Stanbridge's EP-UK emporium...precut to fit a PA120.3 and with a smoked acylic window....classy, understated....

All of the water cooling kit is gonna have to go...:eyes:

24-03-2008, 18:46:31

Damn fine rig duder ! :cool:

24-03-2008, 18:53:54


but all good things must come to an end at some point

i've realised this too :(

i once had the power of core2duo

now i'm religated to 939 :(

24-03-2008, 18:58:33

Ah sad to hear it go dude.

Look on the bright side, you can be in for better, all be it smaller things! :)

25-03-2008, 08:40:45

Cheers guys, yes, the move to a less than cavernous case will be a challenge it itself. I have seen some nice build in PC-A05b cases...I'll obvioulsy be looking to stick to form and build a clean and tidy rig.

I'll be posting some stuff up in the for sale area of the forums soon - sob.

25-03-2008, 09:11:33

Awwh Mullet.. hope the new build goes well. :)

25-03-2008, 12:02:37

gutted mate, i followed the build and really liked where you went with it. Around the same time i kinda lost interest in my main rig which was high spec at the time for the same general reasons as you.

I'm currently putting together a new build as we speak though so it will come back to you :)

Would be a shame to see it get stripped though :(

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