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April 7th, 2009 | Ben Sun
The AMD Phenom II X3 710 is an interesting beast of a CPU. It is the second fastest triple core CPU that AMD has to offer, but the fact is you can spend a little more money on the Phenom II 720 which is $20 more expensive giving you increased speed and an unlocked multiplier, or alternatively, you can spend more money on a X4 CPU with higher performance. Newegg has the 710 on their website for $119, which is a fair price for the new CPU. - read more
 
Review
March 27th, 2009 | Ben Sun
The reality of the economic downturn has affected every facet of our lives including the computer industry. While Intel continues to price their CPUs in the $999 price range with little change but a higher clock speed and higher speed QPI, AMD is pricing their CPUs for the mainstream user, with reasonable prices for reasonably performing CPUs. The Phenom II X4 940 CPU is available online for $219, making it price competitive with the Intel Core i7 920 CPU. - read more
 

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