The first AMD quad-core processor was introduced in 2006, the first native x86 server processor. In 2009, AMD introduced the most energy-efficient quad-core processor, the AMD Operon processor.
The new quad-core processors deliver more choices when it comes to information technology customers who have requirements for high energy-efficient solutions, but also targets unique needs of computing platforms. The quad-Core AMD Phenom II processor came out in the 2010s, designed for high-definition entertainment, advanced multitasking performance and power-saving energy options. The Phenom II is geared at PC gamers in need of high-speed performance and the elimination of lagging for when multiple graphics are loading.