AMD Introduces Its Fastest Quad-Core Desktop Processor

New AMD Phenom(TM) II Desktop Processor Enables Powerful, High Definition Entertainment Experience

Sunnyvale, Calif., (PresseBox) - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today added its fastest quad-core processor to the AMD Phenom II desktop processor family, the AMD Phenom(TM) II X4 980 Black Edition processor. When combined with AMD's 8-series chipset and AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6000 series graphics cards, the AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition processor enables an immersive computing experience that provides advanced high definition entertainment and multitasking capabilities. The AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition processor is unlocked, which enables gamers and PC enthusiasts to overclock and optimize total system performance.1 This quad-core processor operates at a stunning 3.7GHz with 6MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 125W.

Why: With VISION Black Technology from AMD, customers get AMD's best computing experience for intense 3D gaming and immersive, high definition entertainment. The AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition processor is unlocked for performance tuning by enthusiasts.

Who: The AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition processor is designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts looking to upgrade their PC experience with exceptional multi-core performance, high definition video, and 3D graphics - all at an affordable price.


- Get information on AMD Phenom II desktop processors here.

- Follow all news from the AMD desktop team on Twitter at @AMDDesktop.

- Read how to build an amazingly powerful and affordable PC featuring VISON Black Technology from AMD at

1 AMD's product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when enabled via AMD software.


AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its ground-breaking AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). AMD's graphics and computing technologies power a variety of devices including PCs, game consoles and the servers that drive the Internet and businesses. For more information, visit

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