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Originally Posted by sugarton View Post
I just checked prices on the X3 (Canadian $) figuring that these CPU's must be cheap and priced to compete against the Phenom X4. Apparently that's not the case. The cheapest x3 I could find was only $20 less than the Phenom X4 9550.

Common sense tells me it's better to drop the additional $20 for the extra core on the X4.

I'm not considering the X3 unless its $150 or less.
It is in the US. Sorry
    
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I said basically the same thing with the x3 was announced. Let the apps run on 2 cores, everything else (background stuff) runs on the remaining core.
And how in earth could you automatically set processor affinity? wait you can't.
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And how in earth could you automatically set processor affinity? wait you can't.
You can't automatically, but most of us do it.
I load up all the background programs and domestic programs on Core0 and put games and such on Core2. I might get a Tri-Core Phenom because I want a K10, but don't need all 4 cores(I don't even need this X2).
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post #14 of 20
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You can't automatically, but most of us do it.
I load up all the background programs and domestic programs on Core0 and put games and such on Core2. I might get a Tri-Core Phenom because I want a K10, but don't need all 4 cores(I don't even need this X2).
Do that each time you start windows!!!
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Oh crap ... 45nm Phenom or X3... hahahaha man i dunno anymore!
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Do that each time you start windows!!!
I always put my PC on standy by, I don't have to cold boot more than 2 times a month.
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Which one sucks more than the other? DUN DUN DUN
    
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Which one sucks more than the other? DUN DUN DUN
I'll have to say, your E6400. DUN! (message sponsored by the anti-troll party)

When time comes for my sister to come to me asking for help building a desktop, I'll definitely put a X3 in there. It's not as much of a powerhouse as an Intel quad, but for a multimedia machine it's a perfect match. I've seen how cool the Phenom runs.
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Which one sucks more than the other? DUN DUN DUN
I really wish you would be banned by now. You offer nothing to these forums other than crude and snide remarks in almost every thread your in.
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Congrats AMD. Very innovative. I love the idea of Tri-core.

2 cores for the primary work and 3rd for whatever else.

...and its a cheaper solution. This will be rather more appealing than a full blow Quad core. Atleast to me.
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