AMD Confirms Deneb Core Rumors

"CPU giant AMD has confirmed they used the Deneb core for some of their Athlon II processors."

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AMD admit using Deneb core in other CPUs
 
An AMD Athlon II X4 CPU unlocked to feature 6MB of L3 CacheAMD have confirmed the rumours, or should we say fact, that they were using Deneb cores for some of their Athlon II CPUs. The Deneb core is the basis of the popular Phenom II X4 CPUs, and once the L3 cache was disabled, it became the Athlon II X4 quad core processors we all know and love. The rumor was confirmed when some users on the internet used certain motherboard to unlock the 'hidden' L3 cache on the processor and convert it to a fully functioning Phenom II X4 CPU, for no extra cost at all.
 
These Athlon II CPUs were supposed to be based on the Propus core, but this faced a delay and for some reason AMD decided to use the crippled Deneb cores instead. This will now have a positive impact on the Athlon II pricing, as the Propus core is now ready and used in the Athlon II X4 6xxe series. The shrink from a 258mm die to the 169mm Propus die means prices will be even lower, although that means no more free upgrades as the stock of older Deneb based Athlons will be gone very soon.
 
Wether this was a genuine scheme or simply a marketing plan to draw attention to the already-cheap quad core CPUs is still unknown, but now we know it was done on purpose for one reason or another. Discuss in our Forums.
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08-09-2009, 06:10:07

Brooksie

its 'ok' but has major flaws as a program, such as if you re install windows/get a new pc you have to add all you music again if you want to add new stuff.



I keep backups of my music folder, including the iTunes folder, so when I reinstall my Itunes it automatically has all of my songs etc

08-09-2009, 06:25:07

Kempez
I think most people would lose their iTunes gripes if they used it properly. Sure there's some stuff it's not so good at, but I'm yet to find a music player that doesn't annoy me in some way. At least iTunes is stable as hell, unlike most of them.

08-09-2009, 07:58:55

Rastalovich
All they needed was a roller shutter thing on the inside.

$1000+ plus a grab, 30+ units plus other stuff.

Crooks made off with probably $40k worth of goods, even if street value made it $20k - that's a heck of a steal for 31 seconds work.

08-09-2009, 09:01:03

Toxcity

I think most people would lose their iTunes gripes if they used it properly. Sure there's some stuff it's not so good at, but I'm yet to find a music player that doesn't annoy me in some way. At least iTunes is stable as hell, unlike most of them.



It isn't a bad media player when judging by its functionality. But the performance is just beyond bad. I prefer speed when it comes to the interface/media management.

It is good for the average joe though. :)

08-09-2009, 09:19:20

Kempez
Average joe yourself :mad:

08-09-2009, 09:19:20

Freak
was bout to say that this thread needed cleaning. Of topic chat...... lol.
is that an inurendo (inuendo)

08-09-2009, 09:20:50

Rastalovich

Average joe yourself :mad:



lmao

08-09-2009, 14:19:01

zak4994
Now that was epic.
Giving me some ideas....

09-09-2009, 09:59:47

deepfried

Apple got raped.



Thanks, now I'm stuck with the image of Steve Jobs being brutally and repeatedly defiled.

Oh lawdy.

09-09-2009, 10:23:11

Bungral
Poor ol Jobsie ay!
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