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Old 04-26-2008, 06:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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whats the point when they already bought out quads

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They have some weird way of it being to their advantage. I actually built a PC with one of these in it and it worked very very well. It was much more performance than what I expected.

I'm not sure exactly why they do it.. but I do know they're significantly cheaper than quads though.

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Partially it's a way to sell the quad cores that come off of assembly with only 3 cores working. Better than throwing them out I guess and they work perfectly, just only 3 cores. Intel and AMD both do similar things, that's why we have stuff like dual core semprons and celerons. They come off assembly and only half of the L2 cache is working. They just shut off the bad part and voila, sell a lower end cpu that works fine.

Haven't seen any benchmarks for the triple cores but it seems like a decent concept.
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