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#1 Lance Charland

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:27 PM

I was wondering if all of the Athlon II X3 have an unlockable 4th core or just certain ones. Also Would an Athlon triple core with the 4th core unlocked outperform my Phenom II X4? I see athlon triple cores are approx 3+ Ghz and If i remember correctly my phenom is a 2.4 Ghz.

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:32 PM

You can unlock the 4th core but you have to stabilize it.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:23 PM

You can unlock the fourth core, but that fourth core is being marketed as a triple core with the fourth locked due to stability. There is a chance that fourth core will not be stable if activated, so it is a risk. The Phenom II X4's are of a different architecture with L3 cache, so at the same clock speeds, the Phenom II's should outperform the Athlon II's. The difference would probably be minor.



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