Even as it was the first information on the newly available six-core processors, there were rumors of a model with four cores and Turbo mode, the AMD Phenom II X4 960T , codenamed "Zosma", according to current information is not used in normal commerce.
This should particularly disappointed customers willing to tinker, but initial promising preliminary tests again the possibility of free switching .
For the "Zosma" is taken basically a "Thuban" with six cores, two of whom were disabled however, as known from AMD for some time, provided you can with a little luck, the right motherboard and BIOS, do it yourself available again, would be from an estimated low cost processor promptly become twice as expensive model.
After the launch of the Phenom II X6 in late April it was announced that the branch was moved with four cores in the third quarter, now comes the news that the model is probably not in the normal trading. This is already in the near future, the Phenom II X6 1035T come on the market that will make six cores available to an even lower price.
With plenty of room for improvement, and probably also at a low cost but it is likely you can make a processor with more than 3 Ghz, performs for the client, the settings on the processor itself, changes in price, therefore not actually say anything. Moreover, the certainty of the 2.6 GHz is fast 1035T later, he reached a stable 3.0 GHz or more with six active cores by then, the argument in favor of a 960T, also devalued significantly.