May not have as many but have them where it counts... plus if you know how a processor is made you know all these variation are really just failures of higher targets.. you see how many Intel chips...but they have so much fall out they can market it as different chip...sounds better than to say this chip had a defect and does not perform to specs.... once you get huge failure rate you just market it as different chip (actually good marketing)...How I know this for sure... High level manager explained it to us at the Leadership for Manuf. @ MIT
Yeh I tried to explain the failed chip remarket deal to someone the other day but they just kept telling me it cost more for the company to market a failed chip and it is just best to toss it along with the extra revenue that can be generated????
That is some bashtard brain cell structure at work there.
AMD lost billions. Tri-core only managed to save a portion of the sunk costs. The fact that they continue to market tri-cores means that they (a) have not fixed the fabrication problems and (b) are willing to cannibalize sales of newer chips to keep selling embarassing inventory.
AMD is a joke of a company, and its departments are now price-warring with each other for revenues.