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Old 12-26-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
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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.

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I have the 3500+ venice and it seems to be ok I think that technically the 3700 would be better. I think the reason for the + is that you can overclock it to the same performance as the 3700. If your gaming you prolly would see a big difference with 3500+ or 3700.
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Anyone else who can help with this?
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In a past post, benchmarks showed the 3500 did better in games. What do you mostly do on your computer.
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I have the 3500+ venice and it seems to be ok I think that technically the 3700 would be better. I think the reason for the + is that you can overclock it to the same performance as the 3700. If your gaming you prolly would see a big difference with 3500+ or 3700.
What are you talking about? Every Athlon 64 has a "+" after it, there is no 3700, it's a 3700+
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Yeah, ide get 3500 as I read it games better..
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the 3500+ would be fine and ya marx is right all the amds have a "+" after them i guess what was just a typo on the website u were looking at or somethin
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Ok cool. I've decided to go for a 3200+ instead. Is this still a good choice?
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What are you talking about? Every Athlon 64 has a "+" after it, there is no 3700, it's a 3700+
Hey man the guy who started this thread started the plus sign thing.
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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.

Many thanks

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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.
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