Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Sep 2007 19:52 UTC, submitted by Hendra
AMD AMD announced plans to introduce a desktop PC processor with three cores in the first quarter of 2008. The three-core chip will carry the same Phenom brand name that AMD plans to attach to its quad-core desktop chips due to ship to PC companies by the end of this year.
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not a new idea
by yak8998 on Wed 19th Sep 2007 19:15 UTC
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This isn't surprising. AMD always is behind process/yield wise, so they naturally want to get more wafers out of their process. Intel did (still does?) the same thing with the celerons. They'd just disable the cache on the bad pentiums and sell them as celerons instead

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