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[Xbit] AMD May Be Preparing Phenom II X8 Microprocessors

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AMD is possibly selling low clock 8-core BDs as PII line separate from FX line:

The list of AMD Phenom II X8 microprocessors includes four models:

AMD Phenom II X8 2420: 2.40GHz, 95W, ZD242046W8K43
AMD Phenom II X8 3020: 3.00GHz, 125W, ZD302051W8K44
AMD Phenom II X8 2520: 2.50GHz, 95W, ZD252046W6443
AMD Phenom II X8 2820: 2.80GHz, 95W, ZD282046W8K43

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20111222231004_AMD_May_Be_Preparing_Phenom_II_X8_Microprocessors.html
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depending on the price, it might be a steal.
$130-140 for a 8 core o_O
    
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depending on the price, it might be a steal.
$130-140 for a 8 core o_O

And why would you think it will be that cheap?
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it wont. i dont see these being any cheaper than the X6 was at launch.
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Not sure I like the sound of that at all.

When I heard Phenom II x8 I was thinking 8xK10 cores plus 10-15% increase after die shrink - not crappier BD-chips...
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That means these are going to outperform even their BD line-up. Good move AMD. This is what you should have done.
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There will not be any Phenom II X8 chips released. It would undermine AMD's sales of Bulldozer and the 9x0 chipsets. Also, it's not cheap to simply "tack on" two cores and to design a mask.
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