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Col. Kenny

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#11 12 years ago

Just curious, is the AM3 gonna own the core 2 or will it just be equal?




marvinmatthew

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#12 12 years ago
Col. Kenny;3681101Just curious, is the AM3 gonna own the core 2 or will it just be equal?

No one knows. I think we all would like to believe that the AM3 will be faster (so Intel gets some competition).




Col. Kenny

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#13 12 years ago

Well thats cool, I didnt know Intel was on top right now but then again i dont know much. I like the idea of having an AM2 motherboard and being able to use AM3 cards, sounds easy and helpful to the guy on a budget. Way to look out for the customer.




Anonymous2

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#14 12 years ago

The duo costs exactly the same as the quad. It makes sense to buy a quad not a duo....

Your not going to have good upgrading ability with that loadout. The new AMD cpus and the Intel 85mn cpus are going to come out very soon. You should wait for those.




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#15 12 years ago

the problem I see with the quad would then be the cooling. With 4 cores on die, the temperature is a bit higher and long term use would mean he would then need 3rd party cooling. Currently the Core 2 Duo is one of the coolest running chips out there. Which is why I chose that over the quad with what he needed. It doesn't seem like he's building a monster machine, just one he can afford.. no sense burdening him with extra money to dish out when the performance difference isn't noticeable on a desktop or most games on the market. Only a handful currently take advantage of dual cores, let alone four of them.


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