AMD has announced the availability of its triple core processors, a first for the PC market. The company also updated the quad-core Phenom lineup by resolving the famous “errata bug” that plagued it earlier this year and has confirmed that the quad-core Opteron chips for servers will be available later in the second quarter.
The AMD Phenom X3 processors delivers significant enhancements in gaming and high-definition experiences for mainstream PC customers. It provides a full HD experience with support for the latest and most demanding formats, including VC-1, MPEG-2 and H.264 on a mainstream PC. With the AMD Unified Video Decoder (UVD), the solution can process HD playback on the better-suited GPU rather than the CPU so consumers may enjoy a smooth HD viewing experience – less lag, stalling and dropped scenes – in the latest Blu-ray titles.