Athlon 64's... same clock speeds and cache, different prices... whats it mean? 30 replies

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carl4286

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#1 13 years ago

I'm shopping around for a processor for a new computer im going to build in about two months (a bit early to shop, i know), and I can't seem to tell the difference between these AMD64's, all of which have the same clock speeds, cache, and FSB... but different names and different cores. Here are the proccessors in question (all are 2.4GHz): $749 L2/1MB Athlon64 FX-53, ClawHammer core (retail) $599 L2/1MB Athlon64 4000+, Sledgehammer core (retail) $599 L2/1MB Athlon64 4000+, ClawHammer core (OEM) $385 L2/512KB Athlon64 3800+, Newcastle core (retail) $327 L2/1MB Athlon64 3700+, ClawHammer core (retail) Now, to me, all of these look exactly the same. So here are my questions: 1) What are the different cores, and which one do I want? 2) If all these (except the 3800+) have the same L1/L2 cache, and are the same clock speed (a few even have the same core), why is one $400 more than the rest? 3) If the 3700+ has more L2 cache than the 3800+, why is it less? I am so completely lost and confused that I'm thinking about just sticking with an intel (really don't want to)...




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#2 13 years ago

i think its called....confuse the customer so they buy on with the fnacy name and lots of numbers cuz it has to be better.......


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#3 13 years ago

So, is there really no difference AT ALL between the 3700+ and the FX-53???




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#4 13 years ago

the FX-55 is the same as the 4000 ......just the cores are different....some cores are better than others


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carl4286

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#5 13 years ago

Well, the FX-55 uses the Clawhammer core, and the 4000+ is available with the clawhammer core... so, are the 4000+ w/ the clawhammer core and the FX-55 the same thing?




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#6 13 years ago

the FX-55 is 2.6ghz though roll%20eyes%20%28sarcastic%29.gif




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#7 13 years ago

and it also is dual channel ddr400, remember that s754 amd64's r single channel and the s939 r dual channel ddr400




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#8 13 years ago

So, If I get a 4000+ and overclock it to Fx-55 speeds I'll have the same performance and save myself $300??




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#9 13 years ago

yeah, but the FX series are supposed to be excellent for overclockers themselves




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#10 13 years ago

Hmm... I've never overclocked in my life, so if the 4000+ isn't good for overclocking, I may in trouble...