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AMD Phenom II X3 On Linux

May 26, 2009, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"The AMD Phenom II X3 processors are effectively the equivalent X4 model but with one of the four cores being disabled, due to chip harvesting. However, as we will share later on in this review, in some circumstances it is actually possible to re-enable the fourth core. Beyond having 6MB of L3 cache, there is 512kB of L2 cache per core and 128kB of L1 cache per core. The memory controller that is integrated into the Deneb (the quad-core Phenom II codename) and Heka (the triple-core Phenom II codename) each support DDR2-1066MHz and DDR3-1333MHz. The DDR2 support is available when installing the Phenom II within an AM2+ motherboard while the products using the new AM3 socket are going with DDR3. The TDP for the AMD Phenom II X3 processors is currently at 95 Watts."

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