Tripe-core Phenom’s to debut in March
The high price/performance ratio of the triple-core CPUs could force Intel to cut prices of its quad-core products which could cause higher-end models to cut into sales of lower-end CPUs, noted the sources. However, AMD could also face the same problem, they added. AMD declined to comment on unannounced products, but noted that the triple-core CPUs provide consumers with more choices and will extend the market’s acceptance of multi-core technology.
DigiTimes noted that the 2.4GHz Phenom 8700 will be simultaneously launched with the B3 revision 8650 and 8450, although it will be a B2 chip.