AMD drops triple-core procs as rumored

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AMD today finally updated its Phenom chips from dual-core to triple-core, as has been rumored for weeks.

The new chips have clock speeds between 2.1GHz and 2.4, 1.5MB front-side cache, and AMD’s HyperTransport at 3600Mhz. Pricing starts at around $145 in large orders.

The 3-core chips are unusual and bridge the gap between current 2-core chips and the more expensive 4-core chips. It’s unknown how well they really work at this point, but it’s something to watch.