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OEMs have Phenom X3's BUT WE DONT??

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They can probably make enthusiasts want them more if they torture us :p
 
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Well they sure are making me want one more :mad:
 
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The real question is...

How long until an enthusiast goes out and buys a whole OEM PC, just to rip out the X3 and bench it for the rest of us?
 
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I might if I win the lottery LOL That HP is a good deal just pop a 3850 in there and you got a good gamer. Cant OC tho :(
 
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Its a Phenom Quad with a disabled core right?

Whats so great about that?
Does it contain the errata?
 
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Its a Phenom Quad with a disabled core right?

Whats so great about that?
Does it contain the errata?
I think its native idk all I know is I want one
 
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Correct me if I'm mistaken, but I believe all the tricores right now have the errata. They are the "gimp" Phenom X4s, so they disabled a core. If there's a market once they're through with the bad Phenoms, then we'll start seeing B3's.

I wouldn't be surprised if AMD bought back its TLB bugged X4s from resellers, disabled a core, and sold them. Would actually be a smart move in my opinion.
 
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Correct me if I'm mistaken, but I believe all the tricores right now have the errata. They are the "gimp" Phenom X4s, so they disabled a core. If there's a market once they're through with the bad Phenoms, then we'll start seeing B3's.
Yeah thats what my sources were telling me I just wondered if anything changed. :)

Good idea about the disabling and rebadging because if it was done in some ways we could change it back but still pay the lower price. :laugh:
 
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OMG TPU would be the Christ of PC enthusiasts if they found a way to flash the X3s to X4s :D
 
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An X3, not for me. Im just a casual geek, and a casual gamer. Props to AMD for sure. People will buy them, that is for sure. :toast:
 
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the oems want the tri-core chips to sell what would otherwise be dual core boxes.. any fool knows that three is better than two.. at the cheaper end they should sell well..

the old buggy chips will do the job well enough..

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If you're a big Newegg customer, ask if they'll pull one and sell it separately. :D