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Old 01-11-2006, 08:05 PM   #1
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How long do you guys think it will take for single cores to become obsolete in the way of 64bit gaming?

And another thing, When socket AM2 comes in s939 gear will come down in price soon after right?

Well I was thinking,
Would it be better to get an AM2 motherboard and processor and put my current hardware with it,
or
Get a s939 Dual Core processor (FX-60 or X2-4800) and replace my AMD Athlon 64 4000+?

The latter would be cheaper for me and gives me room to add another DVD drive or upgrade the GPU. But an AM2 computer with DDR2 RAM Would be better, am I correct?

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. My parents will not be helping me finance my computer anymore, Well atleast not for two or three years.

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Old 01-11-2006, 10:35 PM   #2
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Maybe another year or so until games start taking advantage of dual core.
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Old 01-12-2006, 01:59 AM   #3
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Great, I have time to save
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Old 01-12-2006, 09:15 PM   #4
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why is it that twin cpu's arn't so common?
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:15 PM   #5
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Twin CPUs are mainly for Servers. I much rather have two single core CPUs then a Dual Core. Because it's more physical processors and more cache, thus more processing.
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:12 AM   #6
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you ask why? its because there is a lot of latency going from one cpu to another cpu, might as well have them on a single die. And dual processors cost more because in an opteron (2xx, 4xx, and 8xx) there are more hypertransport links and thus drving up the cost.
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As for when will S939 become obsolete, here very soon when the AM2 boards come out.
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:31 AM   #8
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Socket 939 won't become obsolete. It'll simply be a budget option for those who can't afford AM2. What will be obsolete is Socket 754. Good riddance, I've had my share of pain...
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Old 01-13-2006, 02:05 AM   #9
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i think the sempron line will move AM2 according to the path AMD is taking. Sempron is going to have the Manila core.
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Old 01-13-2006, 06:45 AM   #10
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Well, yes I meant with AM2 coming in would it be better to get option A or B?
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