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Woah, this thread still going strong? haha
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It's only 6hrs old
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An athlon x6 would presumably have 3mb of l2 cache. (x4's have 4x512kb, so one could assume that they would go with 6x512 to keep costs down rather than 6x1 like they do with the x2's)

It would be even more bottlenecked than the Athlons already are, and probably perform worse than something like a Phenom II X4
multicore cpus are meant for multithreaded apps. (mostly)
this is where L3 helps - software threads can talk together through L3
(L3 is faster than ram, better suited to this use)

@OP - if somebody cant afford 1055T, then why bother ....
    
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I just don't see a need (or pricepoint) for it. You can get a x4 Athlon II for ~$100, the X6 starts at $160.
As said above, a $130 price point is probably where it would be priced, and for less than that you can get a Phenom II x4 955 BE that will perform better in 95% of things it does.

The x6 is a niche processor, and adding an Athlon II to the lineup really would not do anything for AMD.
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its called having 50 firefox tabs open while drinking a beer
50 tabs ????
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they have 8mb level 3 cache as well.
That's odd my thuban only has 6MB shared.
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50 tabs ????
I've seen my brother do this...he refuses to ever close a tab once it is open.
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50 tabs ????
Heck, worse I've done is around 200 (spread over 6 windows), I think. 50 tabs is normal. It's really easy to do if you're checking news, reading forum posts (on various forums), doing some shopping on Amazon or Newegg (or just checking out specs) with a couple of YouTube videos thrown in the mix. I still stand by my earlier comment. You don't need a hexa-core for this. Just lotsa RAM and an SSD. You'd be bottlenecked by your internet connection before you even put a dent on your CPU.
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Heck, worse I've done is around 200 (spread over 6 windows), I think. 50 tabs is normal. It's really easy to do if you're checking news, reading forum posts (on various forums), doing some shopping on Amazon or Newegg (or just checking out specs) with a couple of YouTube videos thrown in the mix. I still stand by my earlier comment. You don't need a hexa-core for this. Just lotsa RAM and an SSD. You'd be bottlenecked by your internet connection before you even put a dent on your CPU.
I can do that easily with my current processor, and do most days. You don't even need a Quad-Core for that. You just need a good amount of RAM.

There's just no point in an Athlon II X6, honestly.
    
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