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AMD Releases Energy-Efficient Phenom X3 8450e Processor

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  1. btarunr

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    AMD released an energy-efficient version of the Phenom X3 8450 triple-core processor, the X3 8450e, which features a reduced TDP of 65W. The processor carries the SKU PIB code of HD8450ODJ3BGH. The processor comes with a clock speed of 2.10 GHz (10.5 x 200 MHz). The processor is based on the 65nm Toliman core. It comes in the AM2+ package, and comes with a HyperTransport 3.0 system interface of 3600 MT/s. The processors feature 512 KB per core of L2 and shared 2 MB of shared L3 caches. The Phenom X3 8450e has reached retail channels in Japan. Later, the company plans to release the Phenom X3 8250e, clocked at 1.90 GHz. The Phenom X3 8450e has started selling in Japan for approximately US $107.

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    Nice chip but i would expect it to be a tad cheaper.
     
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    blackwinterday said: Nice chip but i would expect it to be a tad cheaper.

    [I.R.A]_FBi said: htpc goodness


    I agree with both of you.
     
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    I've always wondered what the point of a tri-core is. It'sa bit like Sainsbury's "Taste The Difference" cheese.
     
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    AMD needed a selling point.

    1 reason was because dual cores were way behind in performance, AMD ended up taking a few quad's that didn't pass tests disabled a core. and realized performance was not great but better than some high end dual cores.
     
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    http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/1669/8/core_i7_920_core_disabling_performance_analysis/index.html

    Reading that article it shows that in some modern games the performance boost from 2 to 3 cores is pretty decent, with 3 to 4 cores providing little improvment, so i guess for people who want to go multicore on an AM2 or AM2+ platform but don't want to spill the extra £/$ for a quad can get a tri which will play games the same.
     
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    Out goes my X2 4800 65w from my HDPC and in comes this new guy:rockout:
     
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    $107 is pretty cheap for a new proc. I wouldnt discount them being sub $100 when they hit US shelves.
     
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    hey bta, do u know when this proc is going to be released? This month before christmas? If so I might pickup one.
     
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    I wounder how it will overclock. but like others have said it would be nice for HDPC or htpc
     
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