Amd dual core...worth buying yet? 22 replies

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Kozmo

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#1 12 years ago

I looked for the topic and searched the forum, but couldn't find one like this and I know we have been talking about them off and on. I want to just get the most for my money right now (bills vs. toys) Should i get an amd 64 3700+ or go with say with an amd 64x2 3800+?




Dragokatzov

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#2 12 years ago

what are you using your computer for? unless your pushing quake 3 to the extream, or doing multible tasks at once, there is no real need for a dual core, just yet, a x2 3800+ is biscally 2 3200+'s on one die. i'd go with the 3700+




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#3 12 years ago

Unless you are going to spend alot of money I would not get one. In the near future games will be able to run on multiple cores(TES IV: Oblivan is one of them) If you have the $500 to spend on a X2 +4400(2 +3700's on one chip) just get a +3700 for now.

When Is AMD comming out with the new M2 socket? When they come out prices on socket 939 processors will fall.




Dr Zoidberg

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#4 12 years ago

Wait till the new socket comes out.

Or wait till AMD switches to 65Nm.




C38368

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#5 12 years ago

If you're considering a replacement, don't bother. But if you're building a new rig, there's no reason not to go with the X2 3800+ (and no particularly compelling reason to go, either), unless you're primarily doing stuff that requires lots of raw CPU speed. It won't do as well with CPU-intensive stuff as the 3700+, but just try to open Firefox on a 3700+ box while transcoding a CD...




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#6 12 years ago

I was seriously looking at the 3800 x2 for my upcoming rig. I'm trying to build a great gaming rig. Would this CPU be best suited for gaming, or would a 3800 or 3700 be better?




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#7 12 years ago
Campin' CarlI was seriously looking at the 3800 x2 for my upcoming rig. I'm trying to build a great gaming rig. Would this CPU be best suited for gaming, or would a 3800 or 3700 be better?

3700+. As Pethegreat mentioned, some newer titles (both games and otherwise) are starting to seep through the cracks with native support for multiple cores/CPUs, but excepting those the 3700+ has a clear speed advantage over the X2 3800+ when the latter is only utilising one core.




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#8 12 years ago
Pethegreat When Is AMD comming out with the new M2 socket? When they come out prices on socket 939 processors will fall.

Summer to Autumn 2006




Kozmo

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#9 12 years ago

thanks guys




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#10 12 years ago

I have one in my new PC, but I've bought this to last for a fair old time. I'd say if you want a PC that you plan on keeping for a couple of years, then get a dual core. If you plan on upgrading in a year or so, don't bother : / [I have a 4200 by the way].