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Poll Results: will BD have unlockable cores

 
  • 44% (11)
    will be possible and supported (like in BIOS)
  • 4% (1)
    will be possible but NOT supported
  • 52% (13)
    NO - disabled/laser cut at factory
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post #1 of 13
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I don't know how they're made, and I don't think they will have unlockable cores
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post #2 of 13
The 6 cores will just probably be cut down 8 core models. So if the bios can support the core unlocking function somehow, then yes it will happen.
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post #3 of 13
All the AM3+ boards have the feature "Core Unlocking" highlighted, so it will be possible to unlock if they have them. Maybe the 4 core version will unlock to 6 core, some are native quads. Some of the hexas could unlock to 8 cores, some are native hexas.
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post #4 of 13
Its possible that it will support unlocking cores, but there's a chance they will disable this.
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post #5 of 13
Having core unlocking on the boards is irelevent, they are also backwards compatible with AM3, so the unlocking can be just for that.

The same as my board has core enhancement features for Phenom, which are totally useless on Phenom II.
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post #6 of 13
I said this is another thread. Do you people know how much money you cost Amd by unlocking processors?
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post #7 of 13
I believe they would be unlockable but the stability of unlocking is totally dependent on the motherboards

Quote:
Originally Posted by ecnelitsep View Post
Do you people know how much money you cost Amd by unlocking processors?
Unless you are buying directly from AMD you don't cost them anything

AMD sales to Stores -> Stores sale to consumers
Unless you get
AMD sales to consumers then AMD doesn't get any of your money directly

You cost the stores more than AMD themselves

Chip-harvesting techniques increase AMD sales though so it is a win win win scenario for AMD and the Consumers
Edited by Seronx - 7/28/11 at 11:54am
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by ecnelitsep View Post
I said this is another thread. Do you people know how much money you cost Amd by unlocking processors?
not that much... but we save a bundle
    
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by ecnelitsep View Post
I said this is another thread. Do you people know how much money you cost Amd by unlocking processors?
lol why do you care?
and we don't cost them a thing amd sells to stores and the stores sell to us so we are costing the stores money not AMD
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post #10 of 13
I think AMD might decide to laser cut them because so many people unlocked PHII X2s to X4s.

They're broke though... so it's not that unlikely they'll just do what they did with the 6900 series graphics cards and K10 CPUs if the cost for them to laser cut the CPUs is higher than the extra profit they'd get from selling you an octocore (which I doubt).
Edited by Usario - 7/28/11 at 1:56pm
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