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HP selling systems with AMD chips featuring TurboCore

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 05 Oct 2010 16:09

HP selling systems with AMD chips featuring TurboCore Hewlett-Packard (HP) has begun to quietly sell personal computers that contain microprocessors based on the code-named Zosma design from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), featuring TurboCore technology.
The quad-core chips are the first from AMD to feature the TurboCore technology, which can speed up two of the four cores by about 300-500MHz for single thread performance.

The HP Pavilion Slimline s5660f and HP Pavilion Elite HPE-400z feature the AMD Phenom II X4 840T and AMD Phenom II X4 960T respectively, according to CPU-World.

The chips are compatible with AM3 motherboards, featuring 2MB of L2 cache and 6MB of L3 cache. Each feature dual-channel DDR3 memory controllers.

The code-named Zosma chip design is based on the Thuban six-core chips with two disabled, which reportedly can be enabled on advanced motherboards.

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