Chip designing house Advanced Micro Devices has unveiled its new Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition - the fastest clocked processor ever made by the company in its more than 40 years of existence.
The upgrade of the frequency of Phenom II chips was carried out by the company over a long period of time, and it has finally succeeded to spin all the 4 cores at an amazing speed of 3.7 GHz with the Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition.
Previously, the highest speed achieved by the company was with the six-core Phenom II X6 1100T which could manage to spin three of its cores at the 3.7 GHz mark.
Along with this success achieved by the company, it also released the Radeon E6760 embedded graphics chip which brings OpenCL assistance as well as the support for 6 display outputs. This Graphic-Processor Unit is reportedly meant for embedded design, instead of add-in-graphics.
Quite obviously the Phenom II 980 Black Edition will be amongst the high-end products in the AMD shelf, the price being somewhere around the £121 ($200) mark.
But seeing at all the enthusiasm as well as anticipation towards the product, it is highly unlikely the higher price range will make any negative impact towards its popularity.