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they still bought the whole silicon itself, and the whole silicon should not be locked unless parts of it was defective.
but if it wasnt locked down... wouldnt they have just charged more for it? you guys seem to not be thinking about that part. They could have just charged more for the fully functioning chip to begin with.

Just because they paid X dollars for the chip now, does not mean they would have paid X dollars for the unlocked chip.
    
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don't they want more $$$? why cheap-locked chips? the core i3 was supposed to be the lowest full unlocked chip... why waste a core i3 chip they made and turn it into a Pentium for less?
     
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dlc on dvd? No one wants that, the disc is already bought, all content should be available. Same analogy applies to perfectly functional but locked down chips from intel, which in no way is the same thing as the AMD ones which are actually dysfunctional to begin with.
The cores that are dysfunctional are actually fixed after the silicon yield gets better. Once they get to high yields, you still don't see them start selling the same chip already with cores unlocked.

It's the same reason chips are laser cut to appeal to lower markets. What's the difference between a laser cut and a software block? They do the same thing, but one is reversible. So what you are saying is that now that they have implemented a method to use software instead of laser cutting to disable parts, they should let you unlock it. Many chips that are laser cut aren't defective, they are to make someone buy a higher performing chip if they want it. It would be a lot easier to upgrade the chip via software rather than buying a whole new laptop because it no longer meets the demands.

The reason the software lock is done is so you can pay LESS up front, and it benefits those who don't need the power. If you wanted it later, you could just add it on. Either that, or you can pay more up front for the cores already unlocked, and people that don't need the extra speed are forced to pay more. That's how business works, it's not going to change.
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dlc on dvd? No one wants that, the disc is already bought, all content should be available. Same analogy applies to perfectly functional but locked down chips from intel, which in no way is the same thing as the AMD ones which are actually dysfunctional to begin with.
On Disc DLC does not cost more... its a code in the box that gives you full access to everything. so when you trade it in, or sell it to someone second hand, they won't get access to everything.

it didn't cost you anything extra, why are you complaining about day one DLC?
it just helps the publisher/developer ensure people buy new games instead of buying used.
    
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