Complete X3 System For Just $494
With the Phenom X3 and the 780G platform, which has a good integrated graphics card, it is possible to put together and entire PC for just 310 euros.
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|Complete Phenom X3 system|
|AMD Phenom X3 8450||$145|
|2 GB DDR2-800||$53|
|500 GB Samsung HD501LJ||$110|
|DVD writer Samsung SH-S203D||$49|
|Housing + Power supply||$57/td>|
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This computer provides sufficient performance for both office and Internet work. It is also not a problem to play HD films using the integrated HD3400 graphics card which offers H.264 support.
I still have faith the tide can always be turned, something you thought impossible with Pentium D vs AMD 64 X2. So it can happen again, if not I think we should make the EU take money from intel and give to AMD :P
Intel's interim solution was the Pentium D, which was basically taking two P4 and placing them on a chip. It didn't match AMD's performance, but it kept them in the hunt. AMD's response to conroe should have been the same; take two shrunken k8+x2 and place on a die. In this fashion they could have created some distance so that they could have come to a proactive solution to Intel's salvo.
Got this from AnandTech:
AMD doesn't have the resources to spin a dual-core Phenom die, so what better way of repurposing the quad-core die (especially if one core is defective) than to make a Phenom chip with less than four cores. Sure it's not the most efficient way to manufacture, but AMD doesn't have the luxury of producing a number of different Phenom die at this point. The triple-core Phenom strategy makes perfect sense if you're AMD, the question is: does it make sense if you're an end user?
I think you mean to say the small Phenom X3 model, the 8450.
I'd like to see the sony 'core' put into action other than yellow dogs lunix or Mercury's blader...sweeeet. They have six unit ps3's making 1 tflop @ 19k! :}