|'Twas one of the last days of Q1 and while not many Intel Yorkfields were making their way into stores, AMD has let its youngest quad-core Phenom CPU out into the world. Officially introduced today, the Phenom X4 9100e is AMD's lowers-end quad and it only has a TDP of 65W, lower than any of Intel's 65 or 45nm desktop offers.
Aimed at multimedia systems that require both processing power and quiet work, the 9100e is clocked at 1.8 GHz and has, just like its bigger brothers 2MB of shared L3 cache, features Cool’n’Quiet 2.0, Dual Dynamic Power Management and HyperTransport 3.0. The new B2 revision processors is AM2/AM2+ compatible and is about to ship to OEMs and system builders. Although we suspect a sub-$200 price tag for the Phenom X4 9100e, AMD hasn't announced anything about its cost yet.