Should I buy a 5600X2 or a 6000X2 ? 6 replies

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emonkies

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#1 11 years ago

I am selling a co-worker my 4200X2 CPU.

I plan on buying a AMD AM2 X2 CPU Friday.

I was wanting to get a 6000X2 but was told by a co-worker that some people are having performance issues with them. He said it was related to a weird clock multiplier number or something.

The co-worker went on to state that the 5600X2 is actually a little bit cheaper and performs the same if not better.

I have not found any issues on the net regarding the 6000X2 so Im asking here.

Anyone heard of any problems with the 6000X2 and does the 5600X2 perform as well?

As of right now I plan on switching to a AM2 SLI mobo as next upgrade after new CPU.




General Rommel

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#2 11 years ago

They both have the same cache size its just the 6000 clock is higher so you can easily over clock the 5600 to the 6000.




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#3 11 years ago

If you plan to overclock, get the 5600 if not get the 6000




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#4 11 years ago

Anlushac11;3895179...I was wanting to get a 6000X2 but was told by a co-worker that some people are having performance issues with them. He said it was related to a weird clock multiplier number or something.

The co-worker went on to state that the 5600X2 is actually a little bit cheaper and performs the same if not better.

I have not found any issues on the net regarding the 6000X2 so Im asking here.

Anyone heard of any problems with the 6000X2 and does the 5600X2 perform as well?[/QUOTE]Here's a thread and a quote I dug up at the tech forum I post at. They delve into the issue I think your friend was referring to. It sounds to me like it really isn't too big of a problem with the 6000, could just determine what ram you couple with it.

source: guru3d forums: questions about the a64 6000 x2

From thread linked above
Go with the 5600+ it will save 40 dollars and runs just as fast sometimes even faster because you can run the memory at the full 800mhz were as in the 6000+ you can only run the memory at 750mhz.

This is because of the odd multiplier and all that is required is to drop the CPU multi down to an even number and OC the HTT slightly to get full 800.

Example: CPU Multi = 14 HTT = 217 This gives you a CPU speed of 3038Mhz and a memory speed of 868.

I run my 6000 at: CPU Multi = 12 HTT = 295 HT Link = 1176

This gives me a CPU Speed of 3540Mhz and a memory speed of 588.3 (1176).

[QUOTE=General Rommel;3895221]...you can easily over clock the 5600 to the 6000.

Not to pick on you in particular, but I always see people saying things like this. If they are going to overclock at all, it's kind of a moot point. Much like other processor lineups, yes you can OC the 5600 to the 6000 speed, but you can also OC the 6000 to well beyond it's stock speed. It really boils down to how much money you're looking to spend. ;)




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#5 11 years ago

Personally I'd go with the most powerful cpu you can get, witch in your case is the 6000 becuase it's more powerful and futuerproof then the 5600. Sooner or later they may not even make AM2 CPU soccets anymore witch means if want upgrade later on to a better CPU for your computer you might not even have any luck being able to find one becuase the AM2 soccet will be dated and if you do find one it will probally be more expensive then it is now becuase they make less of them.




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#6 11 years ago
Videoslave;3895827Sooner or later they may not even make AM2 CPU soccets anymore witch means if want upgrade later on to a better CPU for your computer you might not even have any luck being able to find one becuase the AM2 soccet will be dated and if you do find one it will probally be more expensive then it is now becuase they make less of them.

That's certainly the case with my socket 939 X2 4400+. Anyone got an FX-60 they wanna get rid of real cheap? You know, like free? :p




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#7 11 years ago

Well socket 939's gone up in price now snice they make more AM2 chips.