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Phenom II X4 960T ''Zosma'' Unlock to Phenom II X6

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AMD's upcoming series of Phenom II X4 900T series that supports AMD Turbo Core technology, and which are based on the "Zosma" die, have been confirmed to be able to unlock both its manufacturer-disabled cores to work as a six-core processor. Zosma is a "cut-down" version of AMD's Thuban six-core die, where two of its cores are disabled. With the remaining four cores, two can function with increased clock-speeds in boost-state as Turbo cores (3/6 could on the X6 chip).

The core unlocking is said to have been done on an AMD 890GX chipset based motherboard, in the same way disabled cores on Phenom II X3 and X2 chips are unlocked. One of the first models based on Zosma are the Phenom II X4 960T and X4 940T, which operate at 3.30 GHz and 3.00 GHz, respectively. Their Turbo Core speeds are up to 500 MHz over clock speeds, depending on the model. The X4 T-series could form AMD's mainstream processor in the sub-$200 range.

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Many Thanks to cdawall for sending this in.
 

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O snap!! MOAR Cores !! I really think AMD has a winner on thier hands in these X4's. If unlocking ratio is good, these X4 will sell like hotcakes..
 
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Wow man. From 2 cores to 4 cores was good but with 6 cores, my e-penis will be 6 feet longer anymore. w00t

Seriously good.
 

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Any information on exactly which AMD 8 series boards were used in the source?
The asus and asrock have core unlocking from what has been said so far but others may have it...
 
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3.3Ghz with a 500Mhz clock increase? triple core 3.8Ghz from the factory......


Sounds like a very overclockable chip..... I need one. Not that i do anything really that my CPU can't handle, but I just need it.
 
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That's my next CPU. :rockout:
 

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Any chance of unlocking on a 785G?
 

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Any chance of unlocking on a 785G?
i'd say definitely yes.


i'm gunna buy one, see if it unlocks, and if not... well, its gunna work nicely in my media PC until i go AMD on my main
 

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I wonder if its able to turbo if it unlock, just wondering as even if it won't it's still a very nice "feature". :laugh:

and wow, sub-$200? (both of them? for real?) get that Intel!
 

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The asus and asrock have core unlocking from what has been said so far but others may have it...
Nice. I think the MSI 890GX also has core unlocking with a bios update.
 
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Also the prices are great, you can do a great system with almost no money compared to intel. I recently purchased a new amd system and I'm very impressed.
 

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I wonder if its able to turbo if it unlock, just wondering as even if it won't it's still a very nice "feature". :laugh:

and wow, sub-$200? (both of them? for real?) get that Intel!
that would depend on how good a chip you get.

Like, i'm sure many of these 'quads' are the ones that work fine as 6 core chips, just that they cant clock up right in turbo.. so hey, turn the FSB down a few MHz and it might go stable.
 

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i'd say definitely yes.


i'm gunna buy one, see if it unlocks, and if not... well, its gunna work nicely in my media PC until i go AMD on my main
So these Thuban-based chips do have DDR2 memory controllers, right?
 
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Why was I not surprised? You seem to have all these wonderful chips that can unlock & clock to 4GHz, which is not an easy feat for an AM3 C2 chip. :laugh:
I have a lot of fun chips and all c1 and c2 chips can do 4ghz it depends on the person clocking them
 

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I have a lot of fun chips and all c1 and c2 chips can do 4ghz it depends on the person clocking them
:laugh: I hate to say it, but you are very right.

3.3Ghz with a 500Mhz clock increase? triple core 3.8Ghz from the factory....

I do not beleive the 960T will hit 3.8 on turbo, just 3.6. The 940T should hit 3.5ghz.
 
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