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Old 10-23-2005, 09:36 AM   #1
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Is the AMD 3800+ X2 a good chip?
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Old 10-23-2005, 09:26 PM   #2
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Yes, they're pretty good. It uses dual core so you can perform true multitasking.
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Old 10-23-2005, 10:38 PM   #3
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now, they are working on Quad-cores CPU also. Maybe the first 128-bit CPU support
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I rate the X2 3800+ as the second best desktop CPU out (behind VIA's 2GHz C7), so I would definitely say it's a good chip.

It's built on a 90nm SOI process, has SSE3 instructions, runs at 2GHz, and of course, is dual-core, with a satisfactory 512KB L2 Cache on each of the cores.
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I'd say it's the best cpu for it's price. Definately worth getting.
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The Athlon 64 X2 is just in its beginning stages and it's proven to be quite a performer. Can't wait to see the second generation X2's. Much improved and faster.
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The X2 series is expensive, but the new 3800+ is well worth the money.

Or you could buy a Opteron 146 and overclock it to 3.0ghz+ ON AIR! It's about the same price as a 3200+ Venice core. It uses the best San Diego cores, is Socket 939 and has a improved Integrated Memory Controller (Thanks to Ownage for the idea! ).
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Old 10-24-2005, 11:36 PM   #8
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of course hehe, The Opteron series use the middle of the silicon wafer as it is of the best quality. With good air cooling, or a cheap water cooling setup, you are well on your way to 3.0Ghz+.
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