“Although AMD’s triple-core Toliman processors (Phenom 8000) will be launched on schedule in March this year, initially only B2 stepping versions will be released, and they will only be available to the OEM market, according to sources at motherboard makers.
Both Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell are expected to launch products featuring the triple-core processors, which are likely to be popular due to their competitive price/performance ratio, noted the sources.”
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According to DigiTimes, it will not be easy to get our hands on a triple-core Phenom. All of their stock is going to OEMs to go inside full systems. This move is not unprecedented, but it is worrying when you think about the rumours of low yields with the B2 stepping.