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AMD Launches Three More Triple-core Phenom X3 Processors

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AMD today announced the availability of three new AMD Phenom X3 triple-core processors that, when combined with the AMD 780 series chipset, can give consumers a full HD experience and visually stunning gaming and digital performance. As the world’s only triple-core x86 processor, AMD Phenom X3 processors bring multi-core technology to a broader audience in search of desktop processors that easily handle today’s multi-threaded digital entertainment workloads.


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wow i bet these do go great with 780g mobo...i would like to see how well these overclock compared to the 9850BE...any word on stepping?
 
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I suspect these are buggy steppings.
 
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Naw, I thought the "50" identified these as the B3 steppings.

But, ugh -- bring that 8450 down to $100 and you've got a deal (about halfway between the cheapest dual core and quad core).
 
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in that case it is good. So its one broken core. Actually that means less heat and might overclock more. I bet they will also release 256kb per core X4 procs. Those will clock more.
 

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well at least the part about them being awesome and win for media is true - some H264 codecs support multithreading. nothing else does, so i laugh at people who think a tri core will help them with media when a 2.4GHz P4 with hyperthreading can run 1080p media and MP3's at the same time... what more do you need?
 
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leave alone Hyperthreading. I tested once with a single core A64 3200 with stock speed. It still performed well playing Blu-ray movie at 1080P with a 8600GT while a regular SD TV show was recorded in the background (did the test for a whole 1 hr, not a single drop or sluggishness in playing or recording)

But the thing is more is better.
 

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I suspect these are buggy steppings.
Dude the **50 Line are B3 Stepping, the **00 Line are B2 stepping which went to OEMs for quick dispersal.

Stop being a pessimist.

wow i bet these do go great with 780g mobo...i would like to see how well these overclock compared to the 9850BE...any word on stepping?
The 9850 has the Fastest HT bus currently which is i believe 4000.
 

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Dude the **50 Line are B3 Stepping, the **00 Line are B2 stepping which went to OEMs for quick dispersal.

Stop being a pessimist.



The 9850 has the Fastest HT bus currently which is i believe 4000.
yes, your are correct! :rockout: thats y im gettin one!
 

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Not much less than a quad... I would still buy a quad if I had the cash.
 

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Suit yourself
 
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Three more tri-cores? Aren't these the first three available?

It bugs me that people spend so much time and energy on increasing the cores. Why not just add more of everything, like FPUs and crap like that, to a single core.

I said this all before and everybody was like "oh that wont work..." why not??? It worked all the way up until they made the first dual-core. The only reason they made dual-core is because people like the sound of saying "I have a dual core processor"..... yawn.....

Think about it, if they actually made a good single core cpu... it would run EVERYTHING just fine.... not just multi-threaded apps.
 

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i hear ya but with software finally getting parallel
 
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Three more tri-cores? Aren't these the first three available?

It bugs me that people spend so much time and energy on increasing the cores. Why not just add more of everything, like FPUs and crap like that, to a single core.

I said this all before and everybody was like "oh that wont work..." why not??? It worked all the way up until they made the first dual-core. The only reason they made dual-core is because people like the sound of saying "I have a dual core processor"..... yawn.....

Think about it, if they actually made a good single core cpu... it would run EVERYTHING just fine.... not just multi-threaded apps.
Define "make a good single core CPU". A good single core CPU would probably suit most of our needs these days if it ran at 6 GHz. In case you haven't noticed, these chips have kinda hit a hard wall at about 3 GHz. How can you add more processing power to a chip without increasing its frequency ?

You got it, multiple cores on the same die. And why in God's name would they add more FPU's to a single core when they can add multiple cores (full stand-alone processors) to a single die ?
 
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Well, IBM made a pretty good G3 (or was it G4) that ran at 500Mhz, but outperformed Intel's Ghz chip, by FAR. Nobody liked that cuz it was ONLY 500Mhz.

Why on earth would you add an FPU to a core at all, when you can just stick it on the motherboard, like back in the 80's.....? UH, if you start with ONE fpu, then add another FPU to a chip, you theoretically DOUBLE your FPU performance.... so yeah, they have been "adding FPU's" since the 386 came out. SO yeah, it does help.

Thats like saying "yeah my computer is powered by 8 mouse brains... it's way better than your computer that has one human brain in it"
 

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the point is we run lots of things at once - my system is running like 50 processes atm (torrents, chat programs, firefox, assasins creed, supreme commander, kaspersky.. ok yeah i multitask a lot) - each of those programs could run on a 200MHz core, except the games. So why not have 2x fast cores, and heaps of slow ones? cause its hard to do, and people always want faster :p

Full cores work better because it suits more tasks - hpyerthreading may have helped out home users, but it was nowhere near as good in say, a server environment or 3D rendering. True multicores work in any environment, not just some - its more sensible as a business move to make these.