Intel wants to charge $50 to unlock CPU featu

September 19, 2010 at 21:14:12
Specs: Windows 7 x64, Dual-core Opteron 185 @ 3.2GHz, 4GB
"Intel's asking customers to pay extra if they want the full power of their store-bought silicon. An eagle-eyed Engadget reader was surfing the Best Buy shelves when he noticed this $50 card -- and sure enough, Intel websites confirm -- that lets you download software to unlock extra threads and cache on the new Pentium G6951 processor."

Full article+nerd rage at:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/18/...

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#1
September 20, 2010 at 08:22:43
Yet another reason for everyone to buy AMD...

AMD is the only CPU I'll buy. The last Intel CPU I bought was a PII 450 and that will remain the last...

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
September 20, 2010 at 23:46:25
The last Intel CPU I bought was a mobile Core 2 Duo, and it probably won't be the last. I've been an AMD fanboy since the Slot A days, so it does sadden me that they cannot seem to make an excellent laptop processor.

Intel does seem to require a good kick in the nads every once in a while. Hopefully AMD's Bulldozer CPU will deliver just that.

I'd like to build a Mini-ITX "GameCube" around an octo-core Bulldozer...

Socket 939 | Dual-core Opteron 185 @ 3.2GHz | 4GB | 1.0TB | Win7 x64
GeForce GTX 460 1GB | X-Fi Ti Pro | A8N32-SLI Deluxe | Antec P182


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#3
September 21, 2010 at 05:14:48
Remember when IBM did this with their mainframes?

Whatever happened to them, anyways?


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