Ok, I was surfing Newegg looking for deals and I came across an FX-55 for $170. Now I remember when these little suckers went for $1000 and I was curious to know, would this processor be better than my Pentium 4 3.0 GHz? The only thing I dislike is that it is Socket 939 which is being phased out, and I'd personally prefer a Conroe.
Yeah I think it is faster then the P4 3ghz. But whouldent you need a new mobo to then?
Yeah, but if it's really that much faster I would maybe buy it. Also, which core is better Clawhammer or San Diego?
San Diego. Clawhammer is an outdated core used on the early S754 Athlons, San Diego is used with the new S939 chips.
AMD FX55 will kill your P4. You Intel doesn't even come close in the speed that the FX55 is. FX55 is faster than an Pentium 4 clocked at 3.8ghz.
...Ok, jeez. Now how good is this FX-55 in comparison to a Conroe? Would it be worth it to get a socket that is becoming outdated becasue it'll remain powerful for a long time or is it better to just buy a Conroe or socket AM2 and stay with the new stuff? EDIT: Could someone show me one of those benchmarks that includes this processor and possibly the Conroe?
Shintsu;3370600...Ok, jeez. Now how good is this FX-55 in comparison to a Conroe? Would it be worth it to get a socket that is becoming outdated becasue it'll remain powerful for a long time or is it better to just buy a Conroe or socket AM2 and stay with the new stuff? EDIT: Could someone show me one of those benchmarks that includes this processor and possibly the Conroe?
Since you're going to have to get a new motherboard for the fx-55 anyways, I'd say get a Conroe. Even the cheaper Conroes (6300/6400) will blow away your old pentium. But bear in mind you'll also have to get some new ddr2 ram to go with a Conroe.
That said, the fx-55 is no slouch. Plus, being an FX chip, it has an unlocked multiplier making it a real nice overclocker (with the right motherboard).
As for the benchmarks, the (~$300) e6600 Conroe was essentially the equivalent to the (~$1000) fx-62 (or better than it), if that tells you anything.
I would guess that the base line Conroe (the E6200) would be around 20% faster than the FX-55. And yea, I'd but the Conroe, or atleast the AM2 chip, so you can stay current.
Ok thanks for the help guys, I'll just save up a bit and try and get an E6600. Oh, and while I'm at it, what is the difference between a T6600 and the E6600?
The T6600 is a mobile chip designed for laptops that uses a different socket. As far as I'm aware there's no real reason to buy them over the standard Core 2 Duo chips.