With the launch of the HD 3800-series graphics cards only a few days ago, and the launch of the first Phenom processors today, AMD's long-awaited Spider platform is only missing one crucial piece - the 790 FX chipset. It appears that the reports about Phenom launching at only 2.3Ghz is correct, however, according to The Inquirer, a Translation Lookaside Buffer error causing the four cores to freeze under specific circumstances is to blame for the slower than intended speeds.

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