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That review was interesting, and I was surprised they OC'd it "easily" to 3.1GHz, wish there were more people using these tri-cores so we can see what they can really do in the right hands... I wish they had done a few benchmarks with it overclocked.

To be honest, given the performance and power consumption, I'd still not get one of these--not a bad idea, but not a great one either. The fact that they're quad-cores with one core "disabled" wouldn't bother me at all--but as of now, they're trailing in performance. I wish they weren't. I'd sooner get one of AMD's quad-cores before getting a tri-core, and between something like an E8xxx Intel and a tri-core, I'd go E8xxx all the way (benchies show that to be the best idea).
    
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I was just thinking, a tri-core CPU would be great for those who wanted to fold with SMP as well as fold with the GPU client. That way the GPU client can use the extra core that isn't being used by the SMP client!
 
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