I was reading Tom's end of year price guide, and he mentioned something about the 3200 having a defect in its L2 cashe?
"1 MB of L2 cache makes up more than half of the almost 106 million transistors on the Athlon64. That means that at a realistic yield of 40-50%, more than one in two dies will have a transistor defect. Ideally, and provided they are in a disconnectable area within the L2 cache, these dies (with reparable defects) will simply produce an Athlon64 3000+.
In practice, the problems lie not only in the area of the L2 cache. However, AMD is in a position to use the process to offer a cheaper Athlon64 and to minimize rejects. A choice must be made in any case if the aim is to appeal to as many different customer segments with the products to match - the Mobile Athlon64 is another example."
To the best of my knowledge (which is pretty limited) it sounds like a defect has the potential to drop the L2 cache on the A64 3200 by 50%. Am I correct?