Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Jul 2017 19:49 UTC
AMD

So far all the products launched with Zen have aimed at the upper echelons of the PC market, covering mainstream, enthusiasts and enterprise customers - areas with high average selling prices to which a significant number of column inches are written. But the volume segment, key for metrics such as market share, are in the entry level products. So far the AMD Zen core, and the octo-core Zeppelin silicon design, has been battling on the high-end. With Ryzen 3, it comes to play in the budget market.

AnandTech's review and benchmarks of the new low-end Ryzen 3 processors.

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RE: Binning
by bassbeast on Sat 29th Jul 2017 06:42 UTC in reply to "Binning"
bassbeast
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2007-11-11

AMD has done this for years, for example the Zosma Phenom quad was a Phenom hexacore with 2 cores turned off and there are Athlon X4s that you can attempt to reactivate the cache on which turns them into Phenoms.

And IIRC the FX chips are all a single chip...the FX-8350. They are either binned faster or slower or have some cores disabled but they are all just 8350s, even the "e" series were just "gold binned" FX-8350s that would run at 95w with just a slightly lower clock speed.

You really have to give AMD credit for doing that, their yields must be insane by just making one chip and then disabling cores/cache to fit different markets, no wasted chips, no need for multiple lines, quite smart.

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RE[2]: Binning
by Alfman on Sat 29th Jul 2017 08:28 in reply to "RE: Binning"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

bassbeast,

AMD has done this for years, for example the Zosma Phenom quad was a Phenom hexacore with 2 cores turned off and there are Athlon X4s that you can attempt to reactivate the cache on which turns them into Phenoms.


I once bought two athlon XP desktop processors and used conductive ink to repair the broken traces that differentiated them from athlon MP that could be used in dual CPU boards.

You can see those tiny traces in these pictures:
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K7/TYPE-Athlon%20MP.html

Edited 2017-07-29 08:30 UTC

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RE[3]: Binning
by Drumhellar on Sat 29th Jul 2017 18:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Binning"
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2005-07-12

Hah.I did that to unlock the multiplier on my 700MHz Duron.

Was able to get that processor up to 1Ghz and keep it stable.

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