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AMD Phenom X3 Triple-Core 8650 2.3GHz £68.94 @ Aria Tech
AMD Phenom X3 Triple-Core 8650 2.3GHz £68.94 @ Aria Tech

AMD Phenom X3 Triple-Core 8650 2.3GHz £68.94 @ Aria Tech

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AMD Phenom X3 Triple-Core 8650 2.3GHz (Retail AM2+) Price £68.94 inc delivery

Technical Details:
64-bit support Yes
Level 2 cache 3x512KB
Level 3 cache 2MB
Manufacturing process 65nm
Number of cores 3
Retail/oem Retail
Socket AM2+
Clock speed 2.3GHz

4 Comments

Aren't the triple cores just quad cores that have had a core failed during manufacturing.?

Probably not a problem but that idea worries me??

Uridium;4435134

Aren't the triple cores just quad cores that have had a core failed … Aren't the triple cores just quad cores that have had a core failed during manufacturing.?Probably not a problem but that idea worries me??



i imagine they are as tested as any model in the range, same thing has been happening in mid-range graphics cards for years, and that is an even busier market

From Wiki:

* 900 series: Flagship series with full complement of cores and L3 cache enabled.
* 800 series: These are chips with some amount of defect in the cache; 2MB of cache is disabled, leaving the chip with 4MB of cache and fully operational cores.
* 700 series: These chips have one faulty core, which is disabled, leaving it with three operational cores (marketed as "X3", as opposed to "X4") and a fully operational cache.

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well you learn something new everyday
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