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

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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.
Well seeing some (many?) of the unlockable past Phenom/Athlon II were showing all sort of quirks I'm expecting this one will too, let's just hope Turbo is not one of the thing that goes awry. :)
 

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I actually own an Intel chip, but could somebody explain why AMD would'nt be suing these companies for having core enabling abilities. Isnt AMD losing a lot of money from this?
 

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Nice, Been waiting for these. Hope my MSI 790FX GD70 can unlock these with a bios update
 
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This is really good news. Gotta love AMD. Intel is just plain boring compared to AMD. Woot!!!
 
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Nice, Been waiting for these. Hope my MSI 790FX GD70 can unlock these with a bios update
It better or im gonna throw a shit fit
 

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*facepalm* here we go again....
 

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they get a 500MHz boost in turbo, so it all depends on the original clock.
 
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I actually own an Intel chip, but could somebody explain why AMD would'nt be suing these companies for having core enabling abilities. Isnt AMD losing a lot of money from this?
AMD is like the muscle shop down the street, Intel is like Mercedes Benz, when they have it its good, and when they don't you still buy for the name. Intel will change sockets again and again at a whim to force user to update, AMD is still providing great real world performance for users with slightly older machines.

I use both, but with current prices, and updates AMD is getting my build business, and also my home business. I have used C2D but for power use, total system cost, total system performance, and great chipsets and *****integrated video***** AMD is killing Intel.
 

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I actually own an Intel chip, but could somebody explain why AMD would'nt be suing these companies for having core enabling abilities. Isnt AMD losing a lot of money from this?
Because it doesn't want to. Kind of like the Radeon 9700 soft-mod that sold ATI tons of cards. AMD can always turn off this feature. Phenom I X3 and Athlon X2 7000 series could not be unlocked to X4 at all.
 
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how about 955 on 785ud3h ?
 

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Saw this coming a mile away. Unlocks are always good news.
 
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Can't wait for a legit person to review one of these chips....I'm hoping to upgrade to the 1090T if they bench well enough up against the i7.

Anyone know when these chips will release in Australia?
 
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do you guys think these new x4s will clock or perform any better than the current x4s?
im not talking about unlock ability just 4 cores

looks good but i dunno if id rather scope out a current x4 since a lot of people might sell those to fund the x6 purchase, you could get a nice deal possibly especially if its a proven chip
 

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do you guys think these new x4s will clock or perform any better than the current x4s?
im not talking about unlock ability just 4 cores

looks good but i dunno if id rather scope out a current x4 since a lot of people might sell those to fund the x6 purchase, you could get a nice deal possibly especially if its a proven chip
well, 500MHz is already guranteed due to turbo
 
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I actually own an Intel chip, but could somebody explain why AMD would'nt be suing these companies for having core enabling abilities. Isnt AMD losing a lot of money from this?
and just complementing for what others said,it also kind of serves as a good marketing oportunity for them.They sell quad cores that could possibly be unlocked to six cores,people will see the news on the net and say "Wow,possible 6 cores for U$200?I gotta get one of these" and so they will sell well...that just what happened with many of the Athlons and Phenom II.
 
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Cheaper for me than going the full 6 core way, especially since the Asus board I want will unlock this :D
 
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dont go all happy now, cuz next gen will be hyperthread (Bulldozer), 4/8 and 8/16.
I think I get a sempron 140 unlock to 2 cores then wait for Bulldozer. XD
 
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dont go all happy now, cuz next gen will be hyperthread (Bulldozer), 4/8 and 8/16.
I think I get a sempron 140 unlock to 2 cores then wait for Bulldozer. XD
bulldozer doesnt actually use hypertreading , the cores are in groups of 2 the goups of cores are real cores not hyperteading . Anyway would intel not sue them for using hypertreading?:laugh:
 
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I just acquired a 960t Black edition for $75 and it will not detect all 4 cores in my motherboard (msi k9n6pgm2-v2)

I was wondering:

1. How much I could sell the chip for

2. If it's worth keeping and buying a new motherboard to unlock all 6 cores

Edit: what are my chances that the cores are even unlock able and if there is a way to find out without buying a new motherboard
 

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hmmm no offense to the person above me but i smell troll....

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