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AMD Launches New Flagship Phenom II CPU

As was increasingly expected, AMD has officially updated its <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/156595/amd_launches_phenom_ii_cpu_its_fastest_yet.html">Phenom II processor line</a> with two new, slightly faster CPUs. The unlocked 3.2 GHz Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (about US$245) supports overclocking and is the company's fastest yet, while the Phenom II X4 945 (about $225) is clock-locked at 3 GHz. AMD says the former flagship 3 GHz AM2+ Phenom II X4 940 BE (about $195) will "remain available as an overclockable Black Edition for a period of time."