|On a day that will be remembered for AMD's haste at getting 'things' out, at least on paper, before the end of a quarter, the Sunnyvale company has now officially launched the triple-core Phenom X3 line-up. The wave of tri-core CPUs includes two Phenom parts that are set for "gamers and digital media enthusiasts" who want a good performance per price ratio and they are basically quad-cores with one busted and disabled core. Codenamed Toliman, the triple-core Phenom 8400 and 8600 are clocked at 2.1 GHz and 2.3 GHz respectively.
The AM2+-loving Phenom 8000 series CPUs still have 2 MB of L3 cache and will first be features in pre-built systems with Dell already leaking out info about its offer. No retail, no retail price yet.