AMD releases more 3X core Phenom's

Today AMD is set to add 3 new models to its 3X core Phenom line-up, they are the:

X3 8450 (2.1 Ghz) $145
X3 8650 (2.3 Ghz) $165
X3 8750 (2.4 Ghz) $195
As we previously reported AMD has already released its B3 TLB fixed X4 Phenom and two B2 bios patched X3 Phenom.

Today's release builds on that position and introduces the B3 stepping to the X3 core line to bring it equal with their X4 Phenom brothers.

It seems that AMD has the 3 core market to its self for at least a full year. This should give it a great advantage over Intel's dual core series as retail will have something to leverage against Intel again.

And they back that up with impressive pricing as a 3X Phenom & 780G & 2gb ram = Under $300. It begs the question "If I can't afford a quad I'll go with three cores instead of two"


So that leaves Intel with the Performance crown for now, AMD has squarely aimed at the budget/mainstream area with the X3 and may be on to a real winner. Just what AMD needs while the ongoing restructuring of the business carries on in the background.

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I would like to see a comparison to a E2180 vs X3 8450 with and without O/C, I would imagine the E2180 would fair better with most software.

I know AMD is A massive company but they are just getting mutilated by Intel right now. I'm mean how desperate does it look when your selling broken CPU's...

(h017ah said @ #3)

In fact it does 'beg the question.' What you stuck-up snobs have to learn is that the meaning of words and phrases changes over time. In the same way that almost no one would use 'gay' to talk about being happy, or take the literal meaning of 'feather in my cap.'

Evolved and altered meanings are a linguistic truth in any non-dead language. Deal with it.

(ffenliv said @ #3.2)

In fact it does 'beg the question.' What you stuck-up snobs have to learn is that the meaning of words and phrases changes over time. In the same way that almost no one would use 'gay' to talk about being happy, or take the literal meaning of 'feather in my cap.'

Evolved and altered meanings are a linguistic truth in any non-dead language. Deal with it.

Snobs? Who's a snob? He was just correcting your misuse of this statement.

Languages change, sure, but in that case we might all just accept improper grammar and funny spelling.

Let's talk like them ghetto nigghaz, yo!

(BBinder said @ #1.1)
yeah they can, you do know these tri-cores are quadcores with a disabled core that didnt have same speed as the other cores

Exactly... it's more like AMD couldn't afford not to sell these X3's since otherwise they'd just be in the trash bin.

I got this from here

Another potential benefit Brookwood points to is production efficiency. If AMD finds it is having many of its quad-core Opteron processors coming off the production line with only three of the four cores fully functioning, then it can still market those as tri-core instead of chucking them into the trash can.

Umm..I dont know about you but doesnt it sound like since these are already broke, that potentially they may break even more so?


And they back that up with impressive pricing as a 3X Phenom & 780G & 2gb ram = Under $300. It begs the question “If I can’t afford a quad I’ll go with three cores instead of two”

I think I rather spend a few more bucks and get this
=====
Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
3GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz - 4 DIMMs
500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
6X DVD+/-RW Drive
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Dell USB Keyboard and Dell Optical USB Mouse
No Floppy Drive Included
No Modem Option

$809 - $310 EPP - 10% off (request here) - 2% off (automatic in cart) = $440.12
=====

Then do the PIN 1 MOD to over clock it to 3 Ghz (google it)

(atari800 said @ #1.3)
I got this from here


Umm..I dont know about you but doesnt it sound like since these are already broke, that potentially they may break even more so?

I think I rather spend a few more bucks and get this
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Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
3GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz - 4 DIMMs
500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
6X DVD+/-RW Drive
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Dell USB Keyboard and Dell Optical USB Mouse
No Floppy Drive Included
No Modem Option

$809 - $310 EPP - 10% off (request here) - 2% off (automatic in cart) = $440.12
=====

Then do the PIN 1 MOD to over clock it to 3 Ghz (google it)

All i can say is that system sucks in most cases the only good thing is the CPU the rest us bad for the fact i can get a better gateway system for less price at best buys with an AMD X4 Phenom witch may not be as good in some cases as the Q6600 by intel but the rest of the specs in the system would sure make up for the small % difference in performance on the CPU part

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?sk...d=1204331848308


the system is running AMd/ATIs 780g chipset with Hybrid Crossfire support and HDMI out


#
Processor
AMD Phenom™
#
Processor Speed
2.3GHz
#
System Bus
3600MHz
#
Cache Memory
2MB at die Level 3
#
System Memory (RAM)
4GB
#
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To
8GB
#
Type of Memory (RAM)
PC2-5300 DDR2
#
Hard Drive Type
Serial ATA II (7200 rpm)
#
Hard Drive Size
640GB
#
Graphics
ATI RADEON HD 3200
#
Video Memory
Up to 256MB (shared)
#
Personal Video Recorder (PVR)
No
#
TV Tuner
No
#
MPEG
Yes
#
Audio
High-definition (8-channel support)
#
Speakers
Yes
#
Built-in Web Cam
No
#
Modem
56 Kbps* ITU V.92 *Capable of receiving 56 Kbps downloads. However, current regulations limit download speed to 53 Kbps.
#
Network Card
Built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
#
Wireless Networking
None
#
Recordable DVD Drive
Yes, double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
#
Recordable DVD Drive Speeds
8x DVD+R DL; 8x DVD-R DL; 18x8x16 DVD+RW; 18x6x16 DVD-RW; 12x DVD-RAM; 48x32x48 CD-RW
#
Direct-Disc Labeling
Yes
#
Digital Media Reader or Slots
Yes, digital media card reader
#
Diskette Drive
No
#
Total Expansion Bays
3 (3.5"), 2 (5.25"), 1 Portable Media Drive
#
Available Expansion Bays
1 (3.5"), 1 (5.25"), 1 Portable Media Drive
#
Total Expansion Slots
2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16
#
Available Expansion Slots
1 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16
#
USB 2.0 Ports
6 (2 front, 4 rear)
#
IEEE 1394 Ports
2 (1 front, 1 rear)
#
S-Video Outputs
None
#
Additional Audio/Video Connectors
HDMI
#
Serial Ports
None
#
Parallel Ports
None
#
Game Ports
None
#
Keyboard Description
Elite multimedia
#
Other Control Devices (mouse, etc.)
USB optical wheel mouse, amplified USB stereo speakers
#
Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1
#
Software Included
Microsoft Money Essentials, Works 9.0; Vista DVD Playback; CyberLink Power2Go; Gateway BigFix and more


So it is and would bea Far better deal int he long run witha far better integrated graphics chipset plus while some may not care but the fac ya can add on a Dedicated graphics card from ATI to add to the DX10 performance of the system and alone the performance of it out of the box would be way better far better then that of the intel Media accelerator 3100 crap

Even using the built-in graphics that ATI system would stomp all over Intel graphics. Maybe not enough to run Crysis or anything that hefty, but I recently built an Athlon 64 X2 system for a relative with intergrated ATI graphics that ran Silent Hunter III quite well, and Tiger Woods 08 with all the eye candy turned on and the system never batted an eyelash.

Performance was excellent, and with only 1 GB of DDR2 800 RAM too. (video system was using 128MB)

@ notuptome2004

How do you know this dell system sucks?

Gateway gives to 1 gig of ram more and a 640 gig HD vs a 500

Is this why dell sucks?

Just curious

(atari800 said @ #1.6)
@ notuptome2004

How do you know this dell system sucks?

Gateway gives to 1 gig of ram more and a 640 gig HD vs a 500

Is this why dell sucks?

Just curious


no look at chipset matter fact heres a better link to the Gatway system for you http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668055.php


Also a Review of the 780G chipset soem snips from the Article http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-78...set,1785-7.html yea can read all about Hybrid crossfire and other


Intel's G33 graphics-capable chipset does not offer decoding support for the HDCP copy protection algorithm used by Blu-ray and HD-DVD movies. Even the newer G35 chipset lacks support for decoding HD video

Thanks to the integrated HD3000-class graphics unit, the 780G and 780V chipsets enjoy complete HD video decoding support, in the form of ATI's Universal Video Decoder (UVD). As a result, CPU load is greatly reduced when playing back HD-video content such as HD-DVDs, Blu-ray discs, HDTV or recorded HD content.


so anyways that is why the fact you get better graphics chipset on the gateway and better video decoder support and well many other things

(cykosis said @ #1.2)

Exactly... it's more like AMD couldn't afford not to sell these X3's since otherwise they'd just be in the trash bin.

That's exactly right. Buy an X3 and you're buying a reject.