Multi-core CPUs have taken over the world! Actually, today there are very few single core CPUs sold by Intel or AMD today and the vast majority of CPUs sold are Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2s with only a small portion of the PC market being single core CPUs (mainly on the low end Celerons). AMD released their Phenom Quad Core CPUs last year to a mixed reception based mainly on the TLB Erratum error.
Last month AMD released their revision B3 Phenom which fixed the Erratum and brought Quad Core CPUs to the AMD platform with decent performance for the price. Today, AMD is launching a variant of the Phenom with three cores instead of two or four. Triple Core CPUs should be an interesting comparison versus two or four. AMD is launching three CPUs today, the X3 8750, the X3 8650 and the X3 8450. AMD kindly sent an X3 8750 for test and thatís the CPU on the test bench.