AMD don't care if one die goes awry@ 2005/07/22
Have a decko, here.
Meanwhile, at this site, a journalist has sat down with tech guy Fred Weber from AMD, who reckons it won't matter too much if one core goes AWOL when there's four dies in a package.
That, he patiently explains, is called redundancy. µ
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