The new Phenom II X6 1075 slips in one rung down from the top of AMD’s CPU ladder, clocks in at 3GHz and features 9MB of cache memory. The top-drawer X6 1090T runs at 3.2GHz with the same 9MB of cache.
AMD claims the chip will retail under $250 in the US. It has a recommended retail price of $309 in Australia, although many online retailers appear to be selling it for around $330.
The other chip released is the new Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition, an unlocked budget enthusiasts CPU that’s designed to handle a moderate level of overclocking. Its base clock speed is 3.3GHz and features 2MB of cache memory. It’ll work in AM2+ and AM3 motherboards.
The X2 560BE will retail in Australia for $126 and is available now through AMD’s distributors, Synnex and Ingram.
The Phenom II X6 1075 will compete with Intel’s Core i7 860 processor while the Phenom II X2 560 BE chip will go up against Intel’s Core i3 530 processor.