So I suppose I'm the only one that finds it depressing that AMD is so poor that they have to sell Processors that other companies would rather recycle.
I used to be an AMD fan until this kind of crap started happening.
If they're cheaper than C2Q's than thats cool but I'm still not buying one...I'd rather spend an extra $100-$200 for a really good processor instead of a "Tri-Core"
And I'm ashamed of anyone on OCN who feels to need to get a cheap processor for any other reason than being poor...because then I sympathize.
On that same note, while everyone plays with their One-Of-Our-Cores-Don't-Work core Phenoms the rest will be enjoying Octocores
Even Intel sells chips that have disabled parts. Under your logic, you should not have your e6400 because it is also "disabled." The L2 cache started at 4MB and was disabled to 2MB because certain parts of it did not pass certifications. When Nehalems come out, would you still be saying this if Intel decided to go the same route and bin tri-cores for the quads that don't meet all certifications?