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RoscoPColtrane
06-27-06, 07:22 PM
Been outta the CPU game for a while, actually not been paying much attention to the 64's at all. Seems that my cpu is starting to bottleneck my games and such. What is the best VALUE 939 CPU? I was looking at the dual cores but don't know if i would take advantage of them or not. Been doing okay so far with single cores. I figured a single core 1 meg cache might be better than dual 512'ers.....

opinions pleasE?

thanks

YARDofSTUF
06-27-06, 07:44 PM
Best Value is kinda tough, but I think your right to want the 1mb cache over the 512k

Now I see 2 options,

A64 4000+ single core with 1MB cache 290
or
opteron 165 denmark, dual core, 1MB cache on each core 327

On a budget, and gamming oreinted, I would say the 4000+ would do you well, but as I've had this X2, I cant live without dual core now, but the 2nd one doesnt help with gamming hardly at all at this point.

RoscoPColtrane
06-27-06, 07:54 PM
Yup thats exactly what i heard about the dual core as well.

how well do these chips o/c? im planning on picking up the asrock dual939 mobo.

Sava700
06-27-06, 09:07 PM
the Dual core equivalent to the FX-60 or 4000

depending on your cash flow for it.. if you want top notch go with the FX-60 :D

YARDofSTUF
06-27-06, 09:27 PM
Yup thats exactly what i heard about the dual core as well.

how well do these chips o/c? im planning on picking up the asrock dual939 mobo.


well my X2 2.2 goes to 2.7 and thats 2 cores of 2.7 :D

dual core isnt a big help now at all but games will be made to use it adn nvida is already experimenting with taking advantage through software.

dont forget you can select to runn all your other stuff liek virus scanner, aim, xfire, junk like that on core 2, and the game will use core one, but its really nice for browsing the web, compressing audio, burning a CD, all at once.

if thats not worht the 60 or 70 bucks more, grab the 4000+ and you should get a decent OC out of it.

RoscoPColtrane
06-27-06, 09:51 PM
hmmm, ya might have sold me on the dual core. not having to worry about resorses being hogged up would be nice. Gonna have to see what my wallet thinks! :D

Thanks guys

Those look like nice O/C's as well!

Unholy
06-28-06, 04:09 PM
Might want to wait a month.

http://images.dailytech.com/nimage/1779_large_full_pricing.png

RoscoPColtrane
06-28-06, 07:55 PM
heck yeah! Where did you get those prices?

Unholy
06-28-06, 09:49 PM
Source (http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2800)

maroon
06-29-06, 09:51 AM
Whoa! $30 to go from a 3800 single core to a x2 3800! That's crazy good value. Can't wait till the price drop.

David
06-29-06, 11:20 AM
If you are planning to start a fresh system, the AM2 interface has provided with a surprising boost in performance. Evidentally that DDR2 makes quite the difference.

Of course, you could purchase a conroe.