AMD Announces a Slew of New Processors, Including First Tri-Core Athlon II

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DBsantos77

So apparently TomsHardware [http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/athlon-ii-x3,2452-12.html] says that the Athlon X3's 630 OC'd to 3.7 outperform a stock Phenom II 720 X3. The hell is up with that? This just made my upgrade look bad. I ordered a PII 720 :/ ............................:(

-Santos

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QUINTIX256

In benches that work on small sets of data for relatively long periods of time, having a L3 cache doesn't matter much.

I'm not sure what Tom's Hardware did for their benchmarking. For a review/benchmark article it is incredibly terse. In real world applications that do a whole lot of cache trashing, having a L3 cache matters a lot.

Also, in regard to overclocking, the quality of the silicon matters more than the amount of heat/power that is being dealt with. Your mileage will always vary. I think Don Woligroski picked a rather extreme case.

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DBsantos77

Ahh sweet! Thanks for clearing that up man :) I'll stop bashing my head now.

-Santos

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skhills

Did you also hear about those new core i7 chips that offer 1200% performance improvement over those Athlon 64 FX procs from 4 years ago...

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QUINTIX256

Have you been to a local retailer as of late? Just about all intel desktops have Core 2's, not Core i5 or i7.

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MaxFan

yaaawwwwnnnn!  Oh, sorry did something happen at AMD?  Triple core desktops that barely compete with the core 2 Duo's from a couple years ago?  You woke me up for that?

 

 

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vulpinegl421

will these work on the old am2 940 socket

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gendoikari1

If they are AM2+ chips, then yes.

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