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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How about 5-1
by transputer_guy on Thu 20th Sep 2007 02:48 UTC
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It really might make more sense to design a 5 way core and just assume that the majority of dies have 1 dead core and ship 4 way that way. It complicates things if there is an asymmetry in the design that penalizes some combinations of faults. Now if all 5 worked, I'd still turn one off!

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