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isnt that the fake pic thats been going around forever.....that die looks aweful big for .13AXIA said:Am I seeing things or is this the real thing. I've heard many rumors about Tbreds not having pits but this picture tells all!!
Gravity Man said:Don't worry about uncapping processors, if that's what it comes down to. I did it in a matter of minutes to my K6-2 using a razor blade. Another benefit of uncapping a CPU could be lower temps, since caps are generally made of aluminum and the only thermal interface I saw in my K6-2 was al relatively thick dab of the same silicone(?) adhesive that was used to affix the cap at its corners. Of course CPUs are capped for a reason, and that reason has traditionally been fragile cores. That problem, too can be overcome by the use of a shim. Getting the shim to stay in place is another matter entirely, however since you lack the pads in the corners. So if T-Breds do ship with caps, you will have to uncap them, unlock them, and superglue a shim onto them. Big deal, uncapping is easy, if there is a cap, there shouldn't be too much of a problem with pits, so unlocking will be easier, and it can't be that hard to superglue a shim onto your processor. All of this seems a lot easier to me than unlocking an XP, and it should reduce the number of people who try to undo the changes they made and RMA the chip. Lets hope they cap the T-Bred, and eliminate the pits.
Do you have to be the bearer of bad news? I think you're right. Engineers samples are usually unlocked. Shucks..nihili said:Remember, until we actually see them in stores you're just seeing engineering samples. The engineering samples may be unlocked and pitless but the retail may be locked and pit(i)ful.
I don't know either way, but I wouldn't get my hopes up too much.
AudiMan said:If AMD knows what is good for them they will let the multipliers be unlocked.
Reasons they should do it:
1 - It will void the warranty = More money.
2 - More of us will buy them = More money.
3 - More of us will fry them = More money.
It's all about the $$