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AMD gears up quad-core Phenom chips

AMD introduces its quad-core Phenom desktop processors

As if its new 3D graphics card announcement wasn't enough for one morning, AMD also made public the name of its forthcoming quad-core desktop processors, dubbed "Phenom," as reported on You can also read the official AMD press release.

Photo: Powered by AMD's Phenom

We already outlined what we little we knew about Phenom, formerly called "Barcelona," a few months ago. Anandtech got its hands on a few PowerPoint slides that give some more details about Phenom, but there's really not whole lot of technical info here. From the look of it, we'll see, similar to the current Athlon lineup, Phenom FX, Phenom X4, and Phenom X2 chips some time before the end of the year.