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Thanks for the link. Now, another question, how big is the performance difference between 2 x 512 KB L2 Cache and 2 x 1 MB L2 Cache.
hardly noticeable.
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Its noticable in Super Pi and some other benchmarks, I believe that the extra cache equates to 200mhz of clock speed
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My grandpa got a dud chip, and it can't do above 2.2Ghz. (3200+)

Sucks.

Most OC fine though.
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A ton of L2 cache is nice to have though... I wish I bought a 165 so i could have 2x1MB L2
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Most people will tell you it doesn't make that much of a difference. But in my experience, the majority of those people are the people who only have 512 x 2 lol.

I won't buy a processor from AMD unless it has 2MB L2. It's why I bought this processor over a 4200+, or a 4400+.

I think it is noticable in benchmarks yes, btu will you notice in everyday use, ehh hard to say, maybe not...

I like benchmarking though, so personally, 2MB L2 is a must for me.
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pow3rtr1p, if you're doing an AM2 build, definitely go for one of the new 65nm chips. They should overclock better than the 90nm ones. Once enough enthusiasts get their hands on the new 65nm chips, I bet we'll be seeing a lot of well-over-3GHz overclocks.

These are the new chips and AMD's suggested retail prices

5000+ @ 2.6GHz $301
4800+ @ 2.5GHz $271
4400+ @ 2.3GHz $214
4000+ @ 2.1GHz $169

they should be available for purchase any day now. not sure about vcores or L2 cache sizes yet...
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post #17 of 27
Conroe?

Nothing magical is happening with AM2. Keep your 939, and get an Opty 165.
    
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^^^lmao @ Dharma

I should add that the stepping i have is really very rare and from what I've heard comes from a sheet of the 5000+ processors...

I've been to Elmira...

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Conroe?

Nothing magical is happening with AM2. Keep your 939, and get an Opty 165.
Maybe he just wants something now, while he waits for the 65nm to come out?
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pow3rtr1p, if you're doing an AM2 build, definitely go for one of the new 65nm chips. They should overclock better than the 90nm ones. Once enough enthusiasts get their hands on the new 65nm chips, I bet we'll be seeing a lot of well-over-3GHz overclocks.

These are the new chips and AMD's suggested retail prices

5000+ @ 2.6GHz $301
4800+ @ 2.5GHz $271
4400+ @ 2.3GHz $214
4000+ @ 2.1GHz $169

they should be available for purchase any day now. not sure about vcores or L2 cache sizes yet...
L2s are 512 x 2 for those you listed...


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I've been to Elmira...



Maybe he just wants something now, while he waits for the 65nm to come out?

1st of all, I am sorry. What god awful reason would you want to come here?

And also, no one knows for sure how the 65nm architecture will OC right now. To suggest he gets one because they will OC better without any proof is ludacris...
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I kinda plan on getting a fast, cheap single core (perhaps the 3500+ or 3800+) to tide me over until 65nm comes out, then see if they perform better than the 90nm chips do.
    
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