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Old 07-14-2007, 01:51 PM   #1631
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they also have 1MB x2 version
i know that, i was just using that as an example. Only the highend Athlon X2s have 2MB cache total and the Opterons.
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:02 PM   #1632
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i know that, i was just using that as an example. Only the highend Athlon X2s have 2MB cache total and the Opterons.
ye, but there just alittle bit faster than the 512KB x2 Processors (from reviews). I'm getting a x2 3600 that has hittin 1.4v with 3Ghz so this should be a fun becuase my current x2 3600 is the worst stepping that hits 2.7ghz with such high voltage (1.475v)
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:18 PM   #1633
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cache on AMD processors do not make a huge difference. This is because of the integrated memory controller which eliminates a north bridge on the motherboard. With the IMC, the processor can access the memory with very little latency thus it does not need to store the intructions in cache.
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cache on AMD processors do not make a huge difference. This is because of the integrated memory controller which eliminates a north bridge on the motherboard. With the IMC, the processor can access the memory with very little latency thus it does not need to store the intructions in cache.
yep, that's right. Looks like you know your AMD stuff also. Whats your input in AM2. I know for a fact that they are par with 939 Processors (Dual Core) but do overclock at a higher rate of speed depending on the stepping, core, nanometer type and watts per heat
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Ahh, those 3DFX are really the stuff I'm looking I have one...a 3D Banshee. The 3DFX Voodoo series. 16MB PCI. Runs great!
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yep, that's right. Looks like you know your AMD stuff also. Whats your input in AM2. I know for a fact that they are par with 939 Processors (Dual Core) but do overclock at a higher rate of speed depending on the stepping, core, nanometer type and watts per heat
My input? Well, I would think that the EE (energy efficient) AM2 processors would make great processors for an HTPC. They don't need a crazy cooling contraption, so that means less noise. But for the other ones, I don't see why you would go with an AM2 system as of right now. The performance isn't superb compared to similar C2D systems. But for people that really want an AMD system, go with a 65nm Athlon X2. AM2 was not a smart choice for AMD. The only thing it provided was DDR2 support. I'm pretty sure they could've gone 65nm on 939. As we all know, AMD processors are far from bandwidth starved, why the move to DDR2?
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The Athlon 64 X2 Energy Efficient processors are very good for HTPC's. They might not be as powerful as Core 2 Duos, but they're affordable, use less energy and doesn't require anything special for cooling which is perfect because you want to watch your media with a quiet HTPC, not a jet turbine.

As Ownage stated, AM2 was pointless. They could've definately gone 65nm on Socket 939. Besides, Socket 939 is still a viable platform, which pisses me off because they've virtually EOL'ed all Socket 939 processors when it is obviously still a capable standard.

I just hope they don't fuck up Barcelona. I ain't holding my breath for AMD, but I'll keep my fingers crossed for their financial well being.

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cache on AMD processors do not make a huge difference. This is because of the integrated memory controller which eliminates a north bridge on the motherboard. With the IMC, the processor can access the memory with very little latency thus it does not need to store the intructions in cache.
The IMC doesn't completely eliminate the Northbridge, as other components still need it. It just means it has one less job to do.
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so that guy should never have said 32 mb of cache because there are no hard drives with that much cache...i hate it when people try to make their comps sound cooler.
It might carry no relevance, but 32 mb cache hard drives are now available.
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