according to a company release. Among those new chips is the Phenom X4 9850, which ., AMD on Wednesday announced updates to its Phenom processor line, including four new high-end quad-core chips it claims "can improve performance for gaming and multi-threaded applications,"
The chipmaker also announced that it is shipping its triple-core Phenom processors, a first for the PC market, as Brooke Crothers of CNET's Blogger Network details.
The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company further announced what it calls "the world's first energy-efficient desktop quad-core processor, providing customers with a cool and quiet digital media workhorse." The Phenom X4 9100e operates at a maximum of 65 watts.