AMD is filling its ranks with five “new” processors, which include an extremely affordable dual-core model and an affordable hexa-core processor. One of the most interesting processors in this introduction is the Phenom II X6 1075T, which will be between the Black Edition 1055T and 1090T in terms of price and performance.
While the Phenom II X6 1055T works at 2.80 GHz and the 1090T Black Edition works at 3.20 GHz, the new 1075T slots are in between with an operating frequency of 3.0 GHz. Together with this new hexa-core processor, we also have the Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition, the Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition, the Athlon II X4 645 and the Athlon II X2 265.
The Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition is offered at the current price of the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition ($ 185). The latter model will drop to $ 165 where the 955 is located. The Phenom II X4 925 has already been cut, and the same is likely to happen for the 945, which currently costs $ 135. This means that the Phenom II X4 series consists of the Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition ($ 185), the 965 Black Edition ($ 165) and the 955 Black Edition ($ 155), all of which are practically the same processor. If this happens as planned, it is most relevant to the consumer that the Phenom II X4 955 BE becomes a little cheaper.
The situation is similar with the new Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition, which arrives at the same price as the Phenom II X2 555 BE and effectively lowers it by one level. The Phenom II X2 560 BE costs $ 99, which lowers the Phenom II X2 555 BE to $ 89 and probably means the end of the life of the Phenom II X2 550.
The Athlon II X4 range also gets a small performance boost at no additional cost. The king of the hill in this family was the Athlon II X4 640, which has now been overridden by the 645, which operates at 3.1 GHz and costs $ 99. The Athlon II X4 processors cost just $ 5 and offer speeds of 100 MHz. There are no unlocked "Black Edition" processors in this series, so buy a higher clock multiplier if you spend more piece by piece.
Finally, we have the new Athlon II X2 265 (3.3 GHz), which should be around $ 72 and should offer a speed increase of 100 MHz over the 260, which we imagine will drop to $ 66 the 255 will drop to $ 63, the 250 should go for $ 58, and finally the 245 will become AMD's cheapest dual-core processor at just $ 51.