Anyway I just bought a 3500+ Clawhammer from newegg.com and I was wondering the difference (other than the 130nm vs. 90nm size ><)between the cores. I think the Winnie is better than the CH for OCing but I was wondering what everyone else thought or knew.
Well performance overall the Winchester is better by like 10% or something I forget. Plus it also keeps it a little bit cooler and can OC better. The CH is still good, so don't worry about it. Although I think it would have been wiser to make this topic before you made your purchase.
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Welcome to CF! The Winchester is a newer core mad with the 90nm process instead of the Clawhammer's 130nm process. It's capable of OC'ing to about FX-55 speeds, although performance isn't as good since Athlon 64's multipliers are locked and FX's aren't. The Clawhammer is a pretty good core also, if you're not really going to OC.