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EXPIRED - AMD Phenom X3 Triple Core 8750 2.4GHz Socket AM2+ 2MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
EXPIRED - AMD Phenom X3 Triple Core 8750 2.4GHz Socket AM2+ 2MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

EXPIRED - AMD Phenom X3 Triple Core 8750 2.4GHz Socket AM2+ 2MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

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Overview

* AMD Phenom X2 Triple Core Processor
* Model - HD8750WCGHBOX
* 2.4GHz Core Speed
* 95Watt
* 2048KB L3 Cache
* CMOS - 65nm
* Socket - AM2+

Specifications

Product Description - AMD Phenom X3 8750 / 2.4 GHz processor
Product Type - Processor
Processor Type - AMD Phenom X3 8750
Multi-Core Technology - Triple-Core
64-bit Computing - Yes
Compatible Processor Socket - Socket AM2+
Processor Qty - 1
Clock Speed - 2.4 GHz
Manufacturing Process - 65 nm
Cache Memory - L2 - 3 x 512 KB - L3 2 MB
Features - HyperTransport technology, AMD64 technology, Enhanced Virus Protection, AMD Cool'n'Quiet Technology, AMD Virtualization
Compatible Slot - 1 x processor - Socket AM2+
Manufacturer Warranty - 3 years warranty

11 Comments

Lukewarm from me. It's a decent enough chip, but an E8400 is far faster at double and single-threaded applications, and if you're running apps capable of using more than 2 cores, Intel's 2.4GHz Quad Core Q6600 is only slightly more expensive, and considerably faster. AMD's current range is a dud, and I'd really struggle to justify any of it.

dxx;2056935

Lukewarm from me. It's a decent enough chip, but an E8400 is far faster … Lukewarm from me. It's a decent enough chip, but an E8400 is far faster at double and single-threaded applications, and if you're running apps capable of using more than 2 cores, Intel's 2.4GHz Quad Core Q6600 is only slightly more expensive, and considerably faster. AMD's current range is a dud, and I'd really struggle to justify any of it.



Completely agree.

The only good thing is quite a cool name. Intel are destroying AMD, only buy if you're sympathetic to AMDs cause since without them Intel would be charging ££££s for your processors.

It may be of interest if you already have an AM2 motherboard but otherwise with the Retail Intel Q6600 2.4GHz Quad being £131.59 at Scan with free postage this is cold as hell. I’ll pass on voting as I don’t know how much the AMD quads are.

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Agharta;2057189

It may be of interest if you already have an AM2 motherboard but … It may be of interest if you already have an AM2 motherboard but otherwise with the Retail Intel Q6600 2.4GHz Quad being £131.59 at Scan with free postage this is cold as hell. I’ll pass on voting as I don’t know how much the AMD quads are.



I agree

The thought of buying a quad core CPU rebranded as a triple core as one core failed during manafacturing still concerns me as well.

i use to always get amd but i got the q6600 to see what all the fuss was about and to see if it was as fast as what everyone was saying, the q6600 flys and i have it over clock to 3gb i can tell you i aint going back to amd noooooooo way

Uridium;2057335

The thought of buying a quad core CPU rebranded as a triple core as one … The thought of buying a quad core CPU rebranded as a triple core as one core failed during manafacturing still concerns me as well.



The tri-core thing isn't actually so bad. Although it is true that it's tri-core because the 4th core doesn't work properly, that AMD have managed to bring us tri-core demonstrates some fairly good engineering skills. With Intel, when their quad chips don't work properly, the whole thing has to get scrapped, and that's tremendously wasteful, and the waste is paid for by the good chips.

Most companies do the same with their chips. nVidia, for example, block access to all the parts of their GPUs that don't work properly, and badge them as GTS, GT, or GS chips, or give them a smaller memory bus. ATI do the same with their range. Intel crop faulty L2 cache off and call it a Celeron, AMD crop faulty L2 cache off and call it a Sempron, and everyone speed-bins their chips by making them in large batches, and testing a few from each batch to see how high the chip is capable of clocking. Sony do the same with their Cell processor, where something like only 7 of the 9 cores are required to function. Nintendo used to sell the lower grade of their chips in UK consoles at a safer clockspeed. So, the tri-core thing is just an evolution of a practise that's been going on for decades. It's fine.

tronic;2057350

i use to always get amd but i got the q6600 to see what all the fuss was … i use to always get amd but i got the q6600 to see what all the fuss was about and to see if it was as fast as what everyone was saying, the q6600 flys and i have it over clock to 3gb i can tell you i aint going back to amd noooooooo way


For over-clocking there’s no competition; AMD’s 65nm Quads are poor in that respect and their power consumption is poor to start with so raising the voltage is not ideal. A Q6600 will typically hit 3GHz at stock voltage which is a nice bonus.

cold for me, the price difference between triple core and quad core phenom cpu's just isn't worth getting a triple core.

Uridium;2057335

The thought of buying a quad core CPU rebranded as a triple core as one … The thought of buying a quad core CPU rebranded as a triple core as one core failed during manafacturing still concerns me as well.



Given the high standard of QA that Intel and AMD enforce and the commonness of this practice I wouldn't be worried.
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