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Can someone explain how a tri core will be utilized. Is it just a marketing hype?
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Easily, any multi threaded app coded for quads or better will utilize the x3. Look at Xenon (Falcon) in the 360, three cores. Look up some benchmarks, you'll see.
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supposedly in some cases the tri-core will perform better as each core has more access to the L3 cache. The amount of L3 cache is the same as the quad-cores, but in the tri-core CPU, the cache is split among 3 cores instead of 4, so each one has more L3 cache.

I think thats like the only thing about the tri-cores thats better than the quad cores. Otherwise, its just another CPU except with 3 cores.
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AMD just found a way to sell bad Phenoms batches that had a dead core.
    
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Its like a 3 legged stool, the floor don't have to be level so it works great even if the floor isn't
    
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post #6 of 33
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Quote:
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AMD just found a way to sell bad Phenoms batches that had a dead core.
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supposedly in some cases the tri-core will perform better as each core has more access to the L3 cache. The amount of L3 cache is the same as the quad-cores, but in the tri-core CPU, the cache is split among 3 cores instead of 4, so each one has more L3 cache.

I think thats like the only thing about the tri-cores thats better than the quad cores. Otherwise, its just another CPU except with 3 cores.
Ok. I saw one at BB and noticed that they are only about $50 cheaper than the near equivalent quad. The sales person tried to convince me it was some new technology that out did the quads. I had a different response
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post #8 of 33
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Originally Posted by justin146 View Post
AMD just found a way to sell bad Phenoms batches that had a dead core.
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What Justin146 said is actually true. Thats the Idea behind them. So they dint have to throw away quads with bad core.
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Actually this could work very well for multimedia and light gaming. My sister will be getting a rig soon so I'm gonna put one of these in there.
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Its like a 3 legged stool, the floor don't have to be level so it works great even if the floor isn't
Thats an amazing description.
You come up with that by yourself?
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