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1: what exactly is this new (or not) tri-core phenom ? is it like somehow faster than a dual core and slower than a phenom x 4 ?


2: i've found 90% of the time ppl are saying intel Quad > Phenom ...is that so ?

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1: The Tri-Core Phenom is a Quad with one of the cores disabled (for whatever reason).
Tests are putting it about equal with the upper Core 2 Duo CPU's from Intel. It is "slower" than a Phenom since it is 3/4 of one.

2: Intel's Quad is about equal to AMD's Quad on stock to stock basis, but Intel's quads OC much, much better than AMD and smoke it in that aspect.
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