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What do you think about the AMD FX-60 dual core processor. Is it worth spending the money to buy it or should people with the 939 computer set-up migrate to the socket AM2 instead of forking out more money to upgrade their existing 939 socket motherboard's performance?
    
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There is no doubt that the FX60 is a killer cpu, but look on the horizon.
939 socket has run its course and upgrades are limited.
If your timeframe allows a year or two without an upgrade after a FX60,
go for it.
The AM2 is now for AMD but I feel it will also be limited with expansion.
Conroe2D is now for Intel but I feel it too will get walked over shortly.
In a few months the K8L AMD will arrive and that is what I'm waiting for./

I'd love a FX60 but I hate upgrading only to find out my new system is obsolete
a few months later.
Keep in mind, a FX60 939 will still work years from now when you consider we here are mostly all cutting edge.
Look at mainstream and they are 2 yrs behind.
Your choice.
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Thanks for the information. I am a 939 guy and am kind of pissed about them doing away with it. It runs very good and I don't understand why they have to put out all of these socket choices for people to choose from. The FX-60 processor is on my list to buy as soon as I make the $600 this summer. I could buy the processor now, but don't want to spend $800 just to say that I have the best system around, because all I care about is performance and being able to push games to the hardcore stage. My next big purchace though is going to be a high definition LCD TV with HD receiver on it that I'm going to dual up and run through my computer's VGA double connector .
    
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Listen, there isn't much point going AMD at all right now. Socket 939 is past its due date, AM2 is alright for budget computers.

Lenzo, the K8L isn't even a complete architecture refresh. Wait till K10 in 2009 for any real performance.

Right now, the blue flags over at Intel are raised high. Get yourself a Core 2 Duo and you won't be dissapointed.
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Originally Posted by droby1987
Thanks for the information. I am a 939 guy and am kind of pissed about them doing away with it. It runs very good and I don't understand why they have to put out all of these socket choices for people to choose from. The FX-60 processor is on my list to buy as soon as I make the $600 this summer. I could buy the processor now, but don't want to spend $800 just to say that I have the best system around, because all I care about is performance and being able to push games to the hardcore stage. My next big purchace though is going to be a high definition LCD TV with HD receiver on it that I'm going to dual up and run through my computer's VGA double connector .
I said the FX60 is a great processor but I wouldn't recommend buying one when you could spend less than half the amount on a 165 Opty Dual core and oc it to FX60 speeds. The remainder of the money could go to your LCD'S.
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FX-60 is a great CPU. However it simply isnt worth the money IMO.

939 even though its being faded out you will still be able to get hardware for it for while to come. I would perhaps think of something in the X2 range for amd. However the amount you would spend on that CPU it will be better to go Conroe as any of there cpu's will kill the FX60
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With socket 939, you'd be better off with a 4400+ X2, which you can overclock to FX-60 speeds for like half price. Also, 939 has not yet run its course. 939 is the next 754, which HAS run its course. 939 is still alive and kicking. Look around these forums. Other than those who constantly upgrade (Chozart, WaxShop) and those who are Intel fanboys (liek NrGx) there are a LOT of 939 rigs floating around. Including 60% of the people on this thread so far.
    
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No, the reason for the FX-60 is the architecture of the processor. It is made for the gaming and the extreme speeds with alot of information transfer. Buying the 165 Opty Dual Core I feel would be like sucking a ton of information through a very small opening(being just as fast as the FX-60) unlike the FX-60 with bigger cores allowing the same information to get through at an easier pace. The FX-60 is overclockable to 2.9GHz and probably even higher with the right hardware.
    
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No, the reason for the FX-60 is the architecture of the processor. It is made for the gaming and the extreme speeds with alot of information transfer. Buying the 165 Opty Dual Core I feel would be like sucking a ton of information through a very small opening(being just as fast as the FX-60) unlike the FX-60 with bigger cores allowing the same information to get through at an easier pace. The FX-60 is overclockable to 2.9GHz and probably even higher with the right hardware.
The Opteron 165 will be better than an FX60. This is due to architecture used. The Opteron also when highly overclocked is rock solid stable as its a server chip architecture for the desktop. There designed to be running 24/7..FX60 Isnt.
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With socket 939, you'd be better off with a 4400+ X2, which you can overclock to FX-60 speeds for like half price. Also, 939 has not yet run its course. 939 is the next 754, which HAS run its course. 939 is still alive and kicking. Look around these forums. Other than those who constantly upgrade (Chozart, WaxShop) and those who are Intel fanboys (liek NrGx) there are a LOT of 939 rigs floating around. Including 60% of the people on this thread so far.
Intel fanboy? I think not. AMD makes some great cpus (3700+) but this time it has clearly been outclassed.

If you were to make a completely new build, and had the budget for an FX-60, why not go core2?

Fact: The slowest Core2s can keep up with the FX-60

Fact2: The slowest Core2s can overclock a million times better than an FX-60

No fanboyism here. Its pure logic.
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