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Old 11-09-2005, 01:55 PM   #1
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better processor, which would it be the AMD fx-57 or the AMD x2 4800?
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Old 11-09-2005, 06:12 PM   #2
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For gaming.
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Old 11-09-2005, 06:38 PM   #3
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for what reasons?
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Old 11-09-2005, 08:00 PM   #5
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If you're just using of for gaming purposes, the FX-57 is the way to go. When it comes to gaming, the games don't utilize the two cores, so it doesn't make a big difference when it comes to gaming.

Multitasking is another story though...
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right on, thanks.
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Old 11-10-2005, 01:37 AM   #7
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I heard FEAR has multithread though...so I guess more games are supporting it, but for now, a single core should last you quite a bit.

But, if you're going single core, don't get a FX-57. They're fast, but extremely expensive.

If I were you, go with a Opteron 146. You can overclock it to 2.8ghz-3.0ghz on air cooling. It's insane. According to Ownage, some guy on OCForums overclocked his Opteron 144 to 2.8ghz (?) with the stock voltage.

I love the San Diego core...
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Old 11-10-2005, 01:40 AM   #8
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I would just the amd 64 4000+. It's almost as fast as the fx-55, and is a bit cheaper. Of course, a screaming cpu is the fx-57. none comes close....
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Nah. Opteron 146. The same San Diego core, bigger cache and improved memory controller.

The new Socket 939 Opterons can overclock like crazy. 3.0ghz on air cooling and standard voltage. You could never do that with a FX-57.

You know what's even better? The Opteron 146 is the same price as the Athlon 64 3500+. That's right! $200-$210! The FX-57 doesn't even come close.
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Nah, the opteron 275. More hyper transport links for a connection between the cpu cores abd everything else plugged into the mobo. Each of the two processor cores featre 1mb of l2 cache and it's own on-die memory controller. The newest opterons even feature support for intel's newest sse3 instructions.
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