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Old November 5, 2007, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cipher View Post
What does highly binned mean?:help:

I understand now that we have different quality/levels of CPUs to minimize costs by being able to use "lesser" cpus for other product lines, but I don't understand highly binned.

Slightly out of context, but the best way to visualize it is with memory......

When PC2 6400 first came out, many folks were getting PC2 8500 speeds out of them by overclocking.... Memory makers then started "binning" their memory sticks better and labeled the higher grade ones as PC2 8500.

All it really means is that a manufacturer is getting better at finding the top end for a particular piece of kit, thus is able to ask a premium price for it.
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