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AMD launches Phenom 9600 Black Edition

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As expected, AMD has announced the Phenom 9600 Black Edition. The quad-core processor runs at 2.3 GHz, sports 2 MB L3 cache and 512 KB L2 cahce per core. Just like the previous Black Editions, it comes with an unlocked multiplier and Black Edition also means handpicked cores, but since this can't be a B3 stepping it still suffers from the TLB bug. Together with the recommendation from AMD to force the crippling BIOS fix, the Phenom 9600 Black Edition looks anything but lusterous, which is a real shame because the previous Black Editions have been bright rays of light shining through the otherwise dull and gray clouds over AMD's headquarters.

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any news on when the TLB bugged chips will be cleared out?
 
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I thought I saw B3 Stepping won't be out till around Spring, so April/May time frame, and probably everywhere in stock by june. But don't quote me on that just what I heard.
 
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personally i think amd should replace all these defective cpu's they already sold and put a warning on the new ones that the L3 cache is defective

i really don't understand how a company can continue to push out a defective product and expect ppl to buy it
 
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personally i think amd should replace all these defective cpu's they already sold and put a warning on the new ones that the L3 cache is defective

i really don't understand how a company can continue to push out a defective product and expect ppl to buy it
it's not defective, with bios patch it just a slower chip than expected
 

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All current Phenom pricings are still unacceptable.
AMD, surprise me with a OC-able X4 9700 BE for 275 US$ and I´ll consider it. ;)
 
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Thanks, but no Phenom 9500 for me these days ;)
 

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Nice. But how do y ou know its not a B3 stepping?
 

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it's not defective, with bios patch it just a slower chip than expected
Amazing how a dictionary can prevent you from sounding like an idiot:

de·fec·tive
–adjective
1. having a defect or flaw; faulty; imperfect: a defective machine.
2. Psychology. characterized by subnormal intelligence or behavior.
3. Grammar. (of an inflected word or its inflection) lacking one or more of the inflected forms proper to most words of the same class in the language, as English must, which occurs only in the present tense.
 

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ok we dont need to talk about how good peoples english is or isnt!!

anyway i think its about time,but the onlyway they are going to do well is if they were to release good overclocking chips in general,because why would some1 buy a amd chip when a intel normal chip overclocks better!!
 
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Amazing how a dictionary can prevent you from sounding like an idiot:

de·fec·tive
–adjective
1. having a defect or flaw; faulty; imperfect: a defective machine.
You're gonna have to be more specific than that -- by this broad a definition, every single computer component ever made is "defective" in some way, since nothing is perfect.
 

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Please get this thread back on topic.