Thursday, August 12, 2010

MC2 Post 759 The Fat and Skinny about Quad-Core Chips From AMD


The Fat:

The forthcoming AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition microprocessor will not only be the fastest quad-core chip from AMD, but will also exist in two versions: one of which has all the chances to become a dream of computer enthusiasts because of possibility to unlock two additional cores.

The Skinny:

Sources familiar with AMD's plans claims that there will be two types of AMD Phenom II X4 970 BE central processing units (CPUs): boxed versions aimed at retail market will be based on the well known code-named Deneb design that has four cores in total; tray flavors of the chips designed for system integrators and OEMs will be based on Zosma design, which is basically six-core Thuban chip with two disabled cores that can be unlocked on certain mainboards.


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