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Misleading Best Buy ad or are there different versions of this CPU?


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#1 GameGuru

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 09:39 AM

Ok I ordered this laptop, should have it friday.  As you can see by the ad it clearing says this is an 8-core processor.

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/toshiba-satellite-15-6-laptop-amd-a10-series-4gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/4834100.p?id=bb4834100&skuId=4834100&cmp=RMX

 

 


AMD A10-8700P accelerated processor

Eight-core processing. AMD Eight-Core A10 APU handles the AMD Radeon graphics alongside the central processor to balance the load, unleashing the graphics for extreme gaming and immersive movies.

 

 I decided to see how the processor stacks up against my FX-6300 in my desktop and all the comparisons list the APU as a 4-core processor.

 

So who is wrong, Best Buy or everyone else?  I am sure it is Best Buy and that sucks because I bought this specific one because it had 8-cores.


Edited by GameGuru, 02 March 2016 - 09:39 AM.

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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 11:23 AM

Best buy is wrong. There are no 8-core APU's so that is definitely max 4-core part CPU wise.



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 05:05 PM

"This item is no longer available."

 

It looks to have been incorrectly advertised, and on that basis I would think if you're unhappy with the purchase you'd be justified in seeking to return it for a refund.


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