Four Socket AM3 motherboards roundup

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The birth of AMD’s Phenom processor was a difficult one. The first chips debuted at slower clock speeds than expected, and their performance was further crippled by a patch for the infamous TLB erratum. That didn’t give AMD’s new microarchitecture much of a chance against Intel’s mature Core 2 line, which offered better performance, lower power consumption, and a more attractive overall value proposition.