Introduced in February 2009, the Phenom II X3 710 is a triple core processor from AMD that operates at a speed of 2.6Ghz. A step down from the Phenom II X3 720 BE - which features a clockspeed 200MHz faster per core and an unlocked CPU multiplier for overclocking enthusiasts - the X3 710 is, like its more advanced brother, a full 4-core component with one core disabled (most likely due to a manufacturing defect which left it unable to function as a higher end quad-core). Ideal for individuals who are interested in building a powerful budget PC which can be retrofitted in the future, or for those interested in upgrading their current AM2+/DDR2 rigs, the Phenom II X3 is built on AMDs latest 45nm fabrication process. This allows for higher stock clockspeeds and lower power consumption compared to similar pre-existing Phenom parts based on the earlier 65nm process.
- Speed: 3 x 2.6Ghz
- Cache: 3 x 512kb of L2, 6mb of shared L3
- Architecture: K10 derivative, "Heka" core - "Deneb" X4 with one disabled core
- Socket: AM3
- TDP: 95w