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Online retailers are taking orders for Advanced Micro Devices' upcoming Phenom II processors, leaking chip details ahead of the company's processor announcement plans for early January.

Two new quad-core Phenom II processors, aimed at high-end desktops, will start shipping on Dec. 27, according to retail Web sites. AMD plans to announce the chips next month at the International Consumer Electronics Show to be held in Las Vegas between January 8 and 11.

The quad-core Phenom II chips run at speeds from 2.8GHz to 3GHz and include 8MB of cache. The chips are capable of achieving higher speeds under certain circumstances though. AMD overclocked Phenom II processors to run at up to 4GHz on air-cooled systems, and up to 5GHz on liquid-nitrogen cooling earlier this year.

[B]AMD's Phenom II X4 940quad-core processor, which runs at 3GHz, is being sold for US$304 by online computer parts retailer Computers4Sure. The chip is being priced as high as $373by a Canada-based online retailer, A-Power Computer Online.

Another quad-core processor, the Phenom II X4 920, which runs at 2.8GHz, is being sold for $271 by Computers4sure. The same chip is being sold for $317 by A-Power.

For now the chips will support DDR2 memory, but faster DDR3 memory support could be added in a few months. DDR3 provides a larger bandwidth for quicker data transfers between the CPU and memory in PCs compared to DDR2 memory. To support DDR3 memory, AMD will introduce the new AM3 socket for motherboards in the next few months.
Computers4SURE - You can pre-order the Phenom II processors from the link
AMD PHENOM II X4 940 AM2+
AMD Black Edition AMD Phenom II X4 940-3 GHz processor
AMD - PHENOM II X4 920 AM2+
AMD Phenom II X4 920-2.8 GHz processor

A-Power.com - You can pre-order the Phenom II processors from the link
AMD Phenom II X4 Quad-core 920 2.8GHz Processor
AMD Phenom II X4 Quad-core 940 3.0GHz Processor

You can start building the Dragon Platform right now!!!!

I'm sure I gave these sites quite a bit if business, by posting, LOL
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I don't understand the point of releasing two CPUs that are only 200Mhz apart...
    
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I don't understand the point of releasing two CPUs that are only 200Mhz apart...
Does seem pointless.
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Greater than the stated pricing given by AMD, no thanks.

Not the most reputable stores either.
    
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Greater than the stated pricing given by AMD, no thanks.

Not the most reputable stores either.
AMD never said anything about price far as i know.
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I don't understand the point of releasing two CPUs that are only 200Mhz apart...
lol

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AMD must be drunk only having two - they need a 3rd!
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I don't understand the point of releasing two CPUs that are only 200Mhz apart...
That's nothing new and has been around forever. Don't you remember the San Diego core 3700 and 4000, the E6750 and E6850,etc? It's too expensive to design and build multiple processors, so they simply laser cut the chips after fabrication to lower the cpu multiplier by 1 and sell the processor at different price points. If, for instance, the front side bus is 200 mhz, lowering the cpu multiplier by 1 results in a 200 mhz cpu frequency drop.
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Ah nvm, just saw its AUD.
So how much is that in USD?
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I thought they were supposed to be cheaper than core i7 glad I didn't wait. hope these are not the real prices I got friends who have been holding out for weeks for phenom 2 man will they be disappointed.
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Early adopters get burned very often

Prices are always bad when stuff is first released
This is no exception
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