AMD's Phenon II X3's fourth core is unlocked

Fudzilla: "According to the post at Korean website, the fourth core which is disabled isn't locked and can be enabled in BIOS, thus making it a quad-core CPU.

Screenshots look quite real, and we can't think of any reason why they shouldn't be, but you still might want to take this one with a grain of salt as this might be an isolated case, or some weird kind of Photoshop prank."

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DA_SHREDDER3579d ago

Holy sh*t. This is great news. Im building a new rig right now and this chip is pretty cheap and very enticing. I might just get a AM3 after all. Ive hear of people overclocking this thing past 4ghz.

FantasyStar3579d ago

No frickin way.... This is bigger than unlocking the other 4 pipelines on the old 6800GS.

fatstarr3578d ago

that is really sick, makes me wanna convert to amd buy this and get a quad core. but the article does have a point. could be highly unstable.

So Easy I Can Do It3578d ago

but what's better, intel i7 or amd?

FantasyStar3578d ago (Edited 3578d ago )

Intel Core i7 is top-tier when it comes to performance.

AMD Phenom II will get you the biggest bang for the buck.

You pay $200 for a Phenom II that's a bit stronger than Intel's last generation top-tier CPU: the QXE 9770. However if you bought the QXE 9770 -it would end up costing you over $1000. IMO, that's really a good deal! You're saving yourself $800 while still getting top performance on the cheap. Not the best performance out there, but within that 90% range.

If you're just a budget gamer like me: spend $200 on a really good AMD processor and spend the other $400 in a high-end graphics card like a 260 GTX.