By Mark Sutton
New Phenom X3 8000 triple core processors offer enhanced processing at more affordable prices than quad core says AMD
AMD has released the world's first triple core processors. The AMD Phenom X3 8000 processors have been designed for high performance with multi-thread applications, at mainstream price levels.
The Phenom X3 8000 and AMD 780 chipset create what AMD describes as the ‘ultimate mainstream desktop platform', promising better performance with multi-thread applications compared to dual-core processors, while also offering advanced features comparable to quad-core processors.
Bob Brewer, corporate vice president, strategic marketing, AMD said: "In 2007, AMD committed to delivering AMD Phenom triple-core processors in Q1 2008 and today the company makes good on that promise. AMD understands that today's PC applications are best accelerated with a range of multi-core products from quad- to triple- to dual-core processors, and that's why we now deliver the broadest multi-core desktop lineup in the industry."