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Phenom II X2 560

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November 24, 2010 2:48:28 PM

Hello,
i was wondering how fast the phenom II x2 560 UNLOCKED ?
to what cpu can i compare it?
benchmarks with that cpu unlocked would be apreciated . :) 
thankkkkk youuuu

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a c 131 à CPUs
November 24, 2010 4:37:26 PM

An unlocked phenom II x2 560 would perform the same as a phenom IIx4 at 3.3GHz , since it is just an x4 with 2 cores disabled:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=187
^since AMD does not sell quad cores at 3.3GHz, here is the next best thing, 3.2GHz. little difference.

Do not forget that amd locks their cores for a reason, they are often defective. The only reason it sometimes works is because of market demand: amd will be forced to disable 2 cores on a perfectly good quad core and sell it as a dual core to meet the market demand.
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a c 81 à CPUs
November 24, 2010 5:59:43 PM

If you are planning up buying it just for the core unlock potential, then my recommendation is to put your cash to better use and go for a true quad.. Core unlocking is very much a luck game..
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