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Poll Results: Which is better

Poll expired: Dec 5, 2006  
  • 13% (10)
    X2 4400+
  • 10% (8)
    X2 4400+ 89W
  • 8% (6)
    X2 4800+
  • 50% (38)
    Opteron 165
  • 17% (13)
    Opteron 170
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post #1 of 49
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I'm thinking of getting one of these dual-core CPUs by December, but apparently I have no clue which is better in terms of overclocking. I only want the one that overclocks the best and has the best value.

X2 4400+ --- $216 OEM
X2 4800+ --- $279 OEM
Opteron 165 --- $159.99
Opteron 170 --- $184.99
Opteron 180 --- $299.99
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post #2 of 49
It has to be the Opty 165 for value and overclockability. I'm sure 99% of people will agree

165's are becoming harder to find now though........
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post #3 of 49
My vote goes towards the 4400+ as it is far cheaper than the opty 165. True the 165 can OC better but in terms of performance+OC/$ I think the 4400 gets the crown.
If only air cooling is involved the sk939 CPUs top more or less around 3.0GHz. Optys however do it with less V...but here in Europe their cost is double.

Off topic: Your venice I suppose it can go around 2.6-2.7GHz. If the upgrade is in december you may want to keep an eye out on the 65nm parts that are supposed to show up around that time.
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post #4 of 49
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Originally Posted by dragosmp
Off topic: Your venice I suppose it can go around 2.6-2.7GHz. If the upgrade is in december you may want to keep an eye out on the 65nm parts that are supposed to show up around that time.
I'm sticking with S939 for now, my current setup allows me to play anything on max settings so I have no need for a whole new build.
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post #5 of 49
i would say the opti 170 unless you ca find a 165 then go for that, even the bad stepping 170 will get you 2.7, if you go for the regular x2's then i would get the oem 4800, since i assume your not going to be running stock cooling anyways and for the extra cash you get a higher multi and speed to start offf with
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post #6 of 49
165....best for the money, if you can find one.

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post #7 of 49
Actually Newegg has the Opteron 165 in stock right now. So I would grab it while its still available if you want it.
    
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post #8 of 49
170. The only reason it's better than the 165 is the higher multiplier.
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post #9 of 49
I've checked the prices of the CPUs and I see that in the US things are very different from europe. All things considered I'd really go for the Opty 165 (only if your mobo alows a FSB of over 300) or a opty170 because it has a higher multi and you don't need that kind of FSB/HTT to reach 3GHz
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post #10 of 49
I vote for the Opteron 165. Very good CPU at a very good price and ha a great overclockability
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