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In the next 2 weeks I will be updating to S939 and I already have decided on a DFI Lanparty UT nF4 SLI-D mobo but I am looking for the best bang for the buck single core proc. I was wondering out of the Opteron 144, 146 and the A64 3700+ which one would offer the best performance? They are all within the same price range. I want to be able to OC etc.... Which is the best?
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post #2 of 20
Opteron in my opinion.

But it depends on steppings - see if you can find them out before you buy to compare.
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How can I find out what good steppings are for the Opty's?
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post #4 of 20
Try these links for details of stepping performance:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/10...light=stepping
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/101138...san-diego.html

These are for Sandy 3700+ but the stepping behave similary

As for finding out prior to purchase, you might be able to get the retailer to tell you, but I would not hold my breath
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post #5 of 20
I would go with an opteron, though from what I understand they are all the same core. Take heart in the fact that, either way you go, you wont be disappointed, all those chips overclock extremely well (even moreso with a better stepping)!
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The "E4" 3700+ Sandys seem to be doing very well!
    
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So would the 3700+ OC'd to 2.9 and say a Opty 146 OC'd to the same perform about equal or would there be a slight advantage from the Opty?
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post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by crashovride02
So would the 3700+ OC'd to 2.9 and say a Opty 146 OC'd to the same perform about equal or would there be a slight advantage from the Opty?
In all, the performance difference clock for clock should be near identical

I would go with what ever is cheeper
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post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by sandiegoskyline
I would but I won't have the extra $50. If I had the extra $50 I would get an Opty 165. I am looking for the best bang for the buck under $100. I have been looking on E-Bay too and there might be some pretty good deals there.
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