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AMD releases new performance and energy focused Phenom processors

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, PC / Laptop

AMD X4 9950 Black Edition just announced the newest additions to the chip lineup. The flagship here of AMD’s desktop processors is the quad-core Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition, which is selling for a cool $235 USD. In case you aren’t in the know, Black Edition refers to the chips affinity towards those wholike to overclock and otherwise tweak their systems. The chip is unlocked, so it’s ready for you to fire up AMD OverDrive so that you can play with it to your heart’s content. Now, this chip certainly isn’t as fast as the top-of-the-line quad-core desktop chip, but the price is certainly right if the Black Edition seems to strike your fancy.

Hit the link below for info on the Phenom X4 9350e and 9150, the two other chips that AMD is touting today.

Read More | AMD's new Phenom X4 chips

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Apple slowly bumping up the speed on iPhones?

iPhone Speed Increase

With the new 1.1.2 firmware many users reported that their iPhones ‘felt a little snappier’. This could be in part due to the fact that with the 1.1.2 firmware the processor is actually being used at a slightly higher speed. iPhones ship with a 624mz processor, but originally Apple capped them at 400mz for typical use to help enhance the battery life. With 1.1.2 that’s been bumped up to 412.

While this may not be major news right now, it does hint that may have more features planned which require the additional horsepower. Another side of the coin may be that as Apple continues to refine the code base and make various functions more efficient they can ramp up the processor without adversely affecting battery life. Whatever the cause we can hopefully look forward to seeing our iPhones get faster and faster with each coming software update.

Read More | iPhone Atlas

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