AMD today unvelied their new CPUs for gamers, which seem to readily appeal to poker players. The New Lottery Core series contains 12 cores. However, as is normal with production of such a complex device some, or all of these cores may not work. AMD has designed the cores/CPU such that if a core fails, the others will function fine, this of course saves them testing, as well as packaging costs as each chip can use the same package and markings.
Obviously these are targeted specifically for the hobbiest, and priced accordingly. You may get one with all 12 cores functioning and if so AMD considers you ‘very lucky’ apparently not so much if you get one with no working cores.
Currently these are only available in the UK, but if successful should spread elsewhere.
More Info at PC Pro UK