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Phenom II X3 740 on newegg

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August 27, 2010 6:14:28 PM

As anyone seen this? Is this a mistake on their part? it's new and cheaper and i can't find any info online about it.

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August 27, 2010 6:17:39 PM

I don't think it's a mistake. The price is right in line with the rest of AMDs CPU in terms of CPU power.
August 27, 2010 6:33:42 PM

It's just that its cheaper then the 720 i thought that was weird. If it's right it should be a damn good deal at that price range why buy anything else.
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August 27, 2010 10:25:06 PM

It's called market stratification where they want to offer every price for every need. It all depends on what you need. If you use more multi-threaded apps go for the quadcore for a whole one dollar more. You're guarantted to get 4 functioning cores but you could get lucky and unlock the 4th core from the Heka.
August 27, 2010 10:41:12 PM

That's a very interesting cpu at the price. 3 cores probably make more sense than anything for the average user, who sometimes needs more than 2, but rarely needs 4.
August 28, 2010 2:28:34 AM

Thank you for posting this. I've been waiting for this for months. C3 stepping should allow even higher overclocks that 720. Ought to be pretty cool!
August 28, 2010 2:33:16 AM

Np. I looked around online and it seems a lot of people have been waiting for that CPU. Only downside is OEM only i guess it's not a downside if you already have a cooler
August 28, 2010 3:53:47 AM

Yep, can't remember (Artic7 or 64) , whatever I've got cooling my A64 5000+BE. I expect at least 3.6 easy (and I'm not looking for more since 20% overclocked should be enough).

Until now, the only source I could find for this was $50 more. Thanks again.