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Maybe because the L3 cache is never defective on Phenom X6
   
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post #32 of 70
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Originally Posted by dodger.blue View Post
Fair enough, I apologize. I was just making a point about the viability of the Athlon II X6, but I agree with you in that it wouldn't work in the current pricing hierarchy.
Yeah, definitely. How would they price them? We have the Athlon II X4 645 at $100. We have the Phenom II X6 1055T at $160. $130 would seem reasonable, but then you'd have to think about the fact that it would make no sense financially for AMD to do this because of the higher manufacturing costs of making Thuban and the fact they already have (pretty much) perfect yields.
    
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Originally Posted by dlee7283 View Post
they have 8mb level 3 cache as well.
Huh? Phenom II X6's have 6MB L3 cache...
    
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post #35 of 70
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
That's a 940T. Could have easily being taken from an OEM PC or bought from the OEM directly. I don't see how this is surprising.
    
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post #36 of 70
The budget market doesn't really have any need for an x6.
    
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post #37 of 70
Quote:
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The budget market doesn't really have any need for an x6.
I don t agree with this.A X6 at 100 $ can be made available even if some users may not need it.Not many needed dual cores ,but they bought some.
Need is not the right word.
   
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post #38 of 70
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I don t agree with this.A X6 at 100 $ can be made available even if some users may not need it.Not many needed dual cores ,but they bought some.
Need is not the right word.
I reiterate again:
Quote:
How would they price them? We have the Athlon II X4 645 at $100. We have the Phenom II X6 1055T at $160. $130 would seem reasonable, but then you'd have to think about the fact that it would make no sense financially for AMD to do this because of the higher manufacturing costs of making Thuban and the fact they already have (pretty much) perfect yields.
    
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post #39 of 70
Prices can be readjusted ,stocks for different CPU will empty and the time will tell.
If there are Phenoms X6 with L3 cache defective ,then AMD will find the right moment/opportunity to get rid of them under some name.
There is enough time to see such CPU-s on the market.
Or maybe the Ph II X6 manufacturing process is extremely good.
   
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saying you can not get a locked down 6core at a retail store is irrelevant. the fact is amd shipped locked down 6cores. ask yourself why they didnt ship an ordinary quad to hp.
amd would not lose much money at all selling a 6core athlon 2. how much do you think it actually cost them to manufacture either ?
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