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Phenom 9700, AMD's 1st Quad-Core CPU

Phenom - Models

Three different CPU models were mentioned in the first slide of the presentation we received in preparation for AMD's event.

Phenom CPUs
NameClock SpeedL2 CacheL3 CacheTDP
AMD Phenom 97002.4 GHz4x 512 kB2 MB125 W
AMD Phenom 96002.3 GHz4x 512 kB2 MB95 W
AMD Phenom 95002.2 GHz4x 512 kB2 MB95 W

The first slide of AMD's Phenom presentation

We tested all three models extensively.

AMD Phenom 9700

AMD Phenom 9600

AMD Phenom 9500

However, once the presentation reached the point where specific models were mentioned, AMD only spoke about two of the models.

Now there's only talk of two CPUs...

As you can imagine, the journalists present asked why AMD's presentation was limited to the Phenom 9500 and 9600 models and what had happened to the 9700...