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Tri-core computing with AMD's Phenom X3 8750, it's the Core Truth.

With the incremental increase in multi-core computing AMD last year surprised pretty much anybody in the world when information leaked regarding a roadmap showing CPUs with not 1, 2 or 4 cores on them .. no three cores.

In Latin we'd call this 'Triplex Uniter' and to date it surely has been one of the most gossiped about processors.

Make no mistake, the triple core processor is in fact a quad-core Phenom CPU with one core disabled, something AMD obviously will never admit. See, AMD made a bit of a mistake in their released X3 technical specs; it mentions the X3 processor with the exact same transistor count as the X4 Phenoms, so now we know for a fact that the X3 physically is an X4 with one core disabled.
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That actually looks Incredibly good for the money. Matching a C2D X6800 when clocked much lower has to be a good thing.

Price isnt too bad either.
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What's wrong with these guys?

Let's have a little benchmark:
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This green smilie is Phenom X4 9850

This one is C2Q Q6600

Athlon X2 4850

And heres our Phenomy X3 8750


Now let's what happens if we hit 3DMark06:

10400
8560
10116
9913

Roughly 10100 points, that's pretty good actually.
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post #4 of 10
Phenom X3 8750 is very bad CPU for the money

Please check this review
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...enom_x3_8750/5

E8400 cost the same but it have much better average performance than Phenom 8750

- E8400 outperformed Phenom 8750 in all gaming benchmark, even when Phenom 8750 was overclocked to 3.0GHz
- E8400 was able to outperform Phenom 8750 in some of the applications that can utilize 3 cores !!
- E8400 consume much less power than Phenom 8750 and runs cooler !
- E8400 is available, You can buy E8400 now !!! The slower the Phenom 8750 is still not out !!

So, E8400 is clearly better than Phenom 8750. It offers better performance per $ and it consume less power.

Actually even the cheaper Actually even the cheaper E8200 had better average performance than Phenom 8750

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45nm Core 2 Duo processors are fairly widely available now and the E8200 is not only cheaper than the X3 8750, but also faster in many applications, including two out of our three video encoding benchmarks. Of course, there are occasions when the new AMD triple-core processor shows its muscle, but it’s dwarfed by the Core 2 Quad Q6600 (which is selling for just £7 more than the X3 8750).

This makes it hard to recommend the X3 8750 to anyone building a new system today – Intel has been the way to go ever since the launch of the original socket AM2 processors and that isn’t about to change with this launch. But, there are of course people out there that have already invested in socket AM2 or socket AM2+ and it’s for these people that the Phenom X3 8750 may be attractive.
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What's with this source? We have known that it was going to be 4cores with one disabled for months.
What an idiot.
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The review at Xbitlabs did some OCing with their X3 8750:



Not exactly the saving grace we were hoping for, but I guess we've learned to not expect too much these days.....
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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post
The review at Xbitlabs did some OCing with their X3 8750:



Not exactly the saving grace we were hoping for, but I guess we've learned to not expect too much these days.....
Clock speeds aren't everything...
    
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slightly disappointed... i think they need to drop the price
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Clock speeds aren't everything...
I agree that clock speeds aren't everything, but unless they release a better architecture, clock speed is the only thing they can change to get better performance. Judging by the benchies, they really need more performance...
    
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Once the price drops hit on the tricores, and the resellers get volume, they'll be competing with E6*** and E4*** parts, and against the older midrange models, these tricores will be a very good option for budget encoding/CAD rigs not overclocking. AMD needs to get to 45nm on their chipset tech to improve memory performance and FSB's (where they still have a technology advantage) in addition to releasing processors.

The problem is that Core 2 overclocks what ... minimum 50% over stock with good air cooling? So AMD can't compete in the enthusiast segment, period. They'd need 9850 Phenoms clocking to 4.0, and they won't get that any time soon.
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