AMD Toliman

The Toliman is a X4 with a defective core. Right?

If so.. Will there be any differences regarding general performance depending witch core is not working (I mean the position of the core on the die)?
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  1. Definitely not, I assume it'll just be fused off, effectively making it a 'native tri core'. ;)
  2. There's also the possibility that one of the cores is just disabled, for the sake of increasing clock speed or price placement. I should assume that the core that is disabled won't matter.
  3. einstein4pres said:
    There's also the possibility that one of the cores is just disabled, for the sake of increasing clock speed or price placement. I should assume that the core that is disabled won't matter.



    That is what I was thinking. I think the tri-core option might add a little spice into the benchmark fray! Who knows, maybe a tri-core will preform better on some games/apps than a 2 or 4 core.. We might be able to overclock a little more than 4 core but not as much as 2 core for a sweet spot in the middle......
  4. epsilon84 said:
    'native tri core'


    No, it will be a defective native quad-core.

    A native tri-core would be that way be design.


    Tri-pod
    Triple Cripple


    Native Quad Core @65nm = FAIL


    It's November, do you know where your Phenoms are?
  5. Well, the official launch isn't until Nov 19th. They have the choice of three different ways of creating Tolliman.
    1) 1 core has defects
    2) 1 core won't clock as high
    3) 3 cores should clock higher than 4
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