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I was wondering why AMD never made a 6 core processor with no Level 3

honestly a 6 core processor even with no L3 would be awesome for every day computer work.
    
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Because you can already buy a Phenom II X6 at the $150 range?
    
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
Because you can already buy a Phenom II X6 at the $150 range?

what about a Athlon II X6 at the 100 dollar pricepoint
    
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Because they were focusing on other projects like Bulldozer and Llano. FX series chips should take priority over x6 Athlons anyway.

And there is practically no pont in getting a budget x6 chip for everyday use when barely any programs would use all of the cores.
Edited by Polymerabbit - 5/14/11 at 6:15am
 
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Because there is no real reason to.

AMD knows that if someone actually wants a hex-core they'll most likely get a Phenom II. Why make a cheaper chip that competes with their own chip?
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post #6 of 70
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Because there is no real reason to.

AMD knows that if someone actually wants a hex-core they'll most likely get a Phenom II. Why make a cheaper chip that competes with their own chip?
u could lower the Athlon X4 to 75?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by amurph0 View Post
Because there is no real reason to.

AMD knows that if someone actually wants a hex-core they'll most likely get a Phenom II. Why make a cheaper chip that competes with their own chip?
lol. they do it all the time.
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u could lower the Athlon X4 to 75?
So AMD would undercut their own sales?
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post #9 of 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by dlee7283 View Post
u could lower the Athlon X4 to 75?
Why?

They would lose money that way. There's just no good financial reason to do it.
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post #10 of 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by pc-illiterate View Post
lol. they do it all the time.
Examples?

And different versions of the same chip don't count (like 1055T vs 1090T vs 1100T) because they are just a different clock and multiplier setting basically.

This is about AMD making a 6-core Athlon II, which is completely different to just changing the clock. (And a lot more expensive to develop).
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