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In addition to this, AMD disable cores to fill a market niche.


How do you know they never will?


Why should they have? They were dominating the performance market and already have most of the marketshare.
Yeah this is true. They were dominating the cpu market then, and like A Russian said, intel uses two dual cores on one die to make their quad cores so they can't just disable one core, they would have to create an entire new cpu, unlike amd.
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No.

The only reason why AMD made 3 cores was because a Quad core had a unstable core.
so the sell there broken chips at lower binned products. intel doesn't do this.
    
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No.

The only reason why AMD made 3 cores was because a Quad core had a unstable core.
so the sell there broken chips at lower binned products. intel doesn't do this.
yeah thats what I'm hearing and getting as a result of some research.

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why bother? tricores are pointless

and youre somewhat wrong on the two duals together for one quad with intel. that was true with the core 2 quad, but the i5/i7 are true quads
 
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post #25 of 27
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why bother? tricores are pointless
I was only wondering if they made them because I had never heard of them.
And why they did/did not make them

And thats what I mean, with the core 2 quads, NOT core i7/i5's lol
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fixed and that's not relevant
It is relevant, because I think putting two dual cores (one with a disabled core) on one chip is a lot harder than just disabling one core of a true quad core CPU.

And not related to above, maybe Intel had much higher yields of good CPUs than AMD did so it didn't need to incorporate crippled CPUs into its product line?
Maybe when one of Intel's cores was bad they couldn't get the CPU to work at all without being very unstable, perhaps due to the different architectures?

I think if it was as easy as it was for AMD Intel might have decided to do this. Or if they thought they'd gain something from it. But turns out they were focused on producing true quads with the i7.

I also think it might have been something to do with brand image and Intel wanting their CPUs to be seen as the best and not prone to faults. The fact that AMD came out and effectively said "we've got so many problems with the current manufacturing process, that we're going to introduce a whole new range of rejected CPUs that don't work as quad cores."
I think for some people, the thought that you're buying a faulty reject CPU put them off slightly...
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How come?

Doesn't amd just take The bad cpus out of the batch and disable one core?
It's Intel. You just answered yourself.
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