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The Only Six Core under $200(1) - AMD Phenom™ II X6 Processor: world's best multicore value.The Only Six Core under $200(1) - AMD Phenom™ II X6 Processor: world's best multicore value.
 
 
THE ONLY
Lean MoreSix Core under $200¹
AMD Phenom™ II X6 Processor: world's best multicore value.
 
 
 
 
More CoresMORE CORES. For breathtaking six-core speed at a breathe-easy price, AMD's Phenom™ II X6 CPUs deliver massive performance headroom.
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Impressive ValueIMPRESSIVE VALUE. "AMD's Phenom II X6 1090T is a tantalizing prospect, that brings multithreaded potential down to the masses "
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OBVIOUS CHOICE. OBVIOUS CHOICE. Watch how AMD Phenom™ II six core processing intensifies visual for gamers and empowers productivity for megataskers.
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» AMD Phenom™ II X6 processor vs Intel Sandy Bridge
» APU 101: All about AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units
» PCWorld: The New Era of APU Acceleration Has Arrived
» APU selling opportunity with Cyberlink MediaEspresso



More Cores. Impressive Value. Obvious Choice.
AMD Phenom™ II Chipset Image 6 Cores for the price of 4²...superior Windows visual experience with DirectX® 11 support...easy upgrades via common infrastructure...unlocked CPUs for all with AMD OverDrive™ software³... See how AMD Phenom™ II X6 processors stack up against Intel's Sandy Bridge.

» Compare: AMD Phenom™ II X6 processors vs. Intel Sandy Bridge
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APU 101: Fundamentals of APU Processing
Collage of APU UsesAPUs combine x86 CPU cores with the programmable vector processing architecture of GPUs. Software developers can now weave high-performance, large-scale, parallel-based vector processing into new applications.

» Learn How APUs Drive Software Innovation



PCWorld: New Era of GPU Acceleration
New Era of GPU AccelerationMicrosoft® DirectX® 11 and DirectCompute enable new levels of realism and performance to games and other applications. With the advent of mainstream Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), the era of graphics computing is in full bloom.

» Read the PCWorld Article: "New Era of GPU Acceleration"



New promotion for the AMD E-350 APU Platform:
MediaEspressoAll purchasers of the AMD E-350 APU are eligible for free downloads of CyberLink MediaEspresso and MediaShow.4

Both products are optimized for Microsoft DirectX® 11, enabling the APU's graphics cores to share the processing load and help speed up performance.

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1. Pricing for the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor is $190 as advertised on PriceWatch.com on 05/12/2011. All prices subject to change.
2. As of 05/12/2011 AMD offers a six core consumer cpu at a lower cost price than competing four core consumer CPUs for Intel. Intel Core i7 950 priced at $289,99 and Intel Core i5 760 at $209.99 as advertised on www.newegg.com on 05/12/2011. The AMD Phenom™ II X6 1090T processor is $189.99.
3. AMD's product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking (even when overclocking is enabled with AMD OverDrive™ Software)
4. Offer valid on qualified purchases of E350 APU-based systems. Offer expires 12/31/11. Limit: one (1) download per qualified purchase. Download must be completed by 12/31/11 at 11:59 pm Pacific. Good while supplies last; supplies of qualified products may be limited in some areas. Offer may not be combined with any other discount, premium, or offer. Minimum system requirements for software apply.
5. Pricing for MediaEspresso 6.5 is $40 as of 6/10/11 on http://www.cyberlink.com/products/mediaespresso/overview_en_US.html
6. Pricing for MediaShow 5.1 is $35-50 as of 6/10/11 on http://www.cyberlink.com/products/mediashow/overview_en_US.html
7. Driver version 8.66 (ATI Catalyst ™ 9.10) or above is required to support AMD Eyefinity Technology. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort™ connectors, and/or DisplayPort™ compliant active adapters to convert your monitor's native input to your cards DisplayPort™ or Mini-DisplayPort™ connector(s), are required. Maximum number of configured displays may vary - check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. SLS ("Single Large Surface") functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured
8. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs; AMD Systems: MSI 890GX, 4x2GB DDR3-1600, ATI Radeon™ HD 5870, Win 7 64bit. Intel Systems: MSI p67, 4x2GB DDR#-1600, ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 Win 7 64bit. Pricing from Pricewatch.com as of June 13, 2011.
9. AMD HD3D is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. Additional hardware (e.g. 3D enabled panels, 3D-enabled glasses/emitter, Blu-ray 3D drive) and/or software (e.g. Blu-ray 3D discs, 3D middleware, games) are required for the enablement of stereoscopic 3D. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems - check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.

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