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Old 06-09-2005, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default Best Socket A Processer?

What is the best performing Socket A processer, I can only find the Sempron 3000+ but is there anything better?
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:05 PM   #2
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actually I think that the xp series "burton" is better than the sempron
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Old 06-10-2005, 05:49 AM   #3
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This is a list of Socket A's available:

AthlonXP (Barton)
AthlonXP (Mobile)
Sempron

This is where I got them from, and this review is basically a shoot out between those three cores running at 2500+ AMD spec speed. Though, if your going to get a higher speed than that, you can still use this as a proof for how good each processor is :

http://www.hardcoreware.net/reviews/review-239-1.htm

THIS IS THE CONCLUSION TAKEN FROM THAT SITE:

"So what was going to be a relatively easy summary has now become a little bit more convoluted thanks to the extreme overclocking ability of the Mobile Athlon chip.

Basically in short we can conclude the following.

- If you're looking to run at straight out of the box stock speeds, then going for the Athlon XP 2500+ should be a no brainer. The XP either beats or almost matches the Mobile chip in every benchmark and can be had at a lower price

- If however you're a tweaker, a freaker, a mad cookie eater, then by all means spend that extra four bones that is burning a hole in your pocket and pick up a Mobile Athlon chip (and as you can see above, we found it for the exact same price as the standard Barton). Even if by some chance you get a dud in the overclocking department you'll still have a chip that can easily run at stock XP speeds all the while requiring MUCH less voltage which will enable you to have a quiet if not super fast gaming system.

- Finally, if you're looking at the Sempron do it only if you absolutely cannot afford that extra ten bucks that it's going to cost you to move up to a Barton based XP processor. Though admittedly marketed at the low end internet/email usage market, AMD 2500+ Performance Rating system just doesn't hold up here. With the return of the low end Duron-esque processor let's hope AMD moves to a new naming system so as not to confuse Joe AOL who picks up a Sempron 2500+ thinking he's getting a great deal picking up the newest AMD chip at a great price to expecting it to perform at par with the regular Athlon XP chip his twelve year old kid made him promise to get."

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I hope this helps with your decision
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Default Re: Best Socket A Processer?

xp3200 or a mobile if ur gonna oc. i have an xp3000 400fsb and its good but i cant oc cuz my shitty mobo doesnt have a agp lock
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Check if your motherboard supports the athlon XP 3200+...
This is a machine...
And this Barton runs at 2.2 gigas...no need to overclock if you don't want it...
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Mobile Athlon XP w/ the Barton cores are awesome for overclocking. Because it's a low-voltage processor, you can easily overclock it like a desktop Athlon XP while using less power. Semprons are pretty nice too, but the Athlon XP's are way cheaper because AMD is phasing out that series.
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Hey ppl, what's the best socket 478 processor thats not too expensive?
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That's called highjacking a thread and we don't go for that. Don't do it again.
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Haha, seriously...
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