Are the FX-51's still worth getting? 6 replies

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Dragokatzov

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#1 12 years ago

Well, are they? they are about the same speed as a 3700+ give or take, but they do require ECC ram. I see them on ebay for 320ish CND, or 280 USD




TheMitter

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#2 12 years ago

The answer is no. There aer many differences between the 51 to the new models. Mostly cause of that they don't have the San Diego core.

1: They have the older core, and don't support SSE3, have a smaller L2 cache, and are not the 90mm process

2: Socket 940, not 939




Agentlaidlaw

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#3 12 years ago

FX51 is pretty dang old now. Its still very fast but be wise to get a Socket 939 based. But be even more wise to wait for the Socket M2's come out.




TheMitter

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#4 12 years ago
AgentlaidlawFX51 is pretty dang old now. Its still very fast but be wise to get a Socket 939 based. But be even more wise to wait for the Socket M2's come out.

Yeah, Socket M2 will be great. But you have to tell the people y Agent. Socket M2, mainly, implements the use of DDR2, which Intel has had available for quite a while now...in other words, super fast RAM:eek: , which it is definantly worth waiting for.




Dr Zoidberg

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#5 12 years ago

Wait till AMD starts producing 65nm procs.




Dragokatzov

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#6 12 years ago

i didn't think they were worth it. thanks for your imput guys.




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#7 12 years ago

Hey, no problem, I appreciate the thanks though.