Originally Posted by amanat69
What is better for me to buy. A 3500+ Venice or a 3700 San Diego? I know that the 3700 is exactly the same as the 3500+ Venice but with a 1mb L2 Cache instead of a 512kb. Is that the only difference? What does the 3500 have the + and the San Diego doesn't? What is the actual difference in the word San Diego and Venice in terms of AMD's. Will I see a huge difference if I upgrade to one of these from my 2.93 p4 prescott.
I have a 3500, and it preforms greatly, in games as well. I have never been more happy with an AMD machine, and I don't think the extra 512k of L2 cache will make that much of a differece, even in games. Plus, the 3500 is the same clock speed, and it has the E6 stepping, which includes the great Venice overclocking core and the SSE3 (don't know if they did that with 3700 too), but all in all, it's the best bang for your buck between those two.