The Phenom launch was not without its bright spots. First and foremost
was the fact that the Phenom would be the first true quad core
processor, with all four cores being on the same die. The other plus
side came in the form of one heck of an olive branch from AMD, in the
form of a multiplier unlocked "Black Edition" of the Phenom 9600. We
have just such a creature for a review.