Reviews and Problems with AMD Phenom X3 8750 Black Edition 2.4GHz Socket AM2+
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11 May 2009
Summary: As you have seen on the previous pages of benchmarks, the AMD Phenom X3 8750 perform outstandingly. Compared to Intel’s Core 2 Duo E6600 which is priced at $230, $45 more than the Phenom X3, the performance is outstanding for its price. Being aimed for low cost computing, the phenom X3 teamed up with AMD’s new 780G chipset makes it possible to build a high performance low cost machine.
Excerpt: When AMD first announced plans to introduce triple-core processors back in September of last year, reaction to the news was mixed. Some felt that AMD was simply planning to pass off partially functional Phenom X4 processors as triple-core products, making lemonade from lemons if you will. Others thought it was a good way for AMD to increase bottom line profits, getting more usable die from a single silicon wafer and mitigating yield loss. We were somewhat perplexed by...
Pros: Good Value, Good Performance, Tri-Core "Just Worked", Solid Overclocker, Ran Cool
Cons: Priced too close to similarly clocked AMD quad-core, Relatively high power consumption
Excerpt: Just hours ago AMD announced the availability of three new AMD Phenom X3 triple-core processors that feature the latest B3 stepping. AMD first announced triple-core processors back in September 2007 , but only just recently launched the AMD Phenom X3 8000 series last month. As the world’s only triple-core x86 desktop processor, the Phenom X3 processors make for a very interesting product, but enthusiasts and consumers that follow processor launches had some concerns...
Conclusion: In November 2007, we concluded that AMD's Phenom X4 9600 was no match for Intel's Core 2 Quad Q6600. In April 2008, we concluded that AMD's improved Phenom X4 9850 was no match for Intel's Core 2 Quad Q6600. Today, we're having to conclude that AMD's tri-core Phenom X3 8750 is no match for Intel's Core 2 Quad Q6600, and barely a threat to Intel's Core 2 Duo E8200. That, however, might be a little harsh.
Excerpt: AMD's triple-core Phenom X3 CPU is a worthy choice for Athlon X2 owners on a tight budget looking for a speed boost, but its strongest competition comes from the quad-core Phenom X4, which isn't much more expensive.
Pros: Grants nice speed boost over Athlon X2 CPUs
Cons: Lags behind Intel Core 2 Duo chips in some tests, Four-core Phenom X4 only slightly more expensive
Tri-core CPU isn't going to win over any Intel users
Good Gear Guide.au
4 September 2013
Summary: It's not going to get AMD any new users, but existing AMD platform users might benefit from the extra upgrade option. On its own, the tri-core Phenom X3 8750 is a fast CPU, but when its street price is compared against Intel's Core 2 Quad 6600 CPU, it doesn't look good at all.
Pros: Three cores, AM2+, 2MB L3 cache, integrated memory controller
Conclusion: We want to believe. That despite all the troubles besieging AMD, the semiconductor giant can somehow engineer a solution, whatever that it may, out of the renewed iron grip that Intel has once again exerted over the CPU market. We crave for the refreshing competition that AMD brought to the industry so briefly with the K7 and K8. Unfortunately for enthusiasts and all those who believe that competition is necessary to spur innovation, it's not happening yet.