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I found this browsing over Newegg and I'm kinda confused...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Business+Class
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post #2 of 14
AMD's site, but does not really explain it.
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post #3 of 14
If you can find a "Business type" suit, and wear while being on the PC, you get twice as much performance, and sometimes even a wage just for using it.

But seriously no idea, although, they seem to be more expensive ($20+) than their "casual" counterparts.
post #4 of 14
Well, seems the Only difference between the Business Class CPU's and their "regular" ones is a "B" in their name.

Quote:
AMD IS INTRODUCING its new Business Class platform, and is doing it using the letter B and three prongs. Those are longevity, efficiency and manageability.

The geeks out there will want to know the hardware stuff first, and in a blinding flash of common sense so often missing in the CPU world, AMD did the right thing in naming the new CPUs. All of the Business class CPUs will have the suffix 'B' appended to them but are otherwise the same as existing parts. There are seven CPUs, an X4 9600B, X3 8600B, X2s 5400B, 5200B, 5000B, 4450B and a single core Athlon 1640B. The Phenoms are 95W, the last two are 45W and the rest are 65W parts.
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post #5 of 14
business as in.. " If we name them business class big businesses will buy these that's why we should raise the price on them also"..
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post #6 of 14
I think these chips are slightly more energy efficient and less OCable.

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Benefits include:
  • Up to 24 month stability on first-issue desktop CPU models
  • Minimum 12 month stability on subsequent speed-bump models
  • Top-to-bottom commercial stable CPU offering
  • Enablement of Energy Star® 4.0 compliance
  • Compatible with Windows Vista® Business and Enterprise, Windows XP
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/..._15525,00.html

more of a predefined solution for OEMs to have a more stable PCs for the business sector. probably works best with AMD 780V chipset mobos. It's [as always been] marketing.
Edited by SZayat - 7/3/08 at 11:01pm
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post #7 of 14
The only difference is the "B" CPU is listed as AM2+, the regular is just listed as AM2. Everything else is identical (4450B and 4450e for comparison). Even the part numbers are the same except for the "B" in the Business class (replaces a 0).
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post #8 of 14
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I did notice that they were all 65nm as opposed to the old 90nm when dual cores first came out. I have the older dual core and I know black edition was 65nm and had an unlocked multiplier. I guess these are just minor upgrades from there older counterparts.
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post #9 of 14
Sounds to me like AMD is getting desperate and seeking marketing scams to get sales up. By scams im referrign to changing naming conventions, claiming it does more and jacking up the price.

If you ask me, business procs should be LOWER in price as these corporate customers just wont buy them versus their 'casual' counterparts.

P.S. No im no intel fanboy, my sig rig isnt even here yet, and until now ive ALWAYS owned amd, three laptops, 5 desktops, all amd.
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post #10 of 14
Its like putting EXTREME on a cpu... lol
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