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I am going to be building a new AMD system soon. And i am trying to decide what CPU to get...

I was thinking

Dual 1207's

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103866

Or something else.....

Will The dual 1207's pwn the 6000+ ?

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I would assume that dual FX-74s would be on-par with the 6000+ in single threaded performance and on multithreaded tasks that it perform a lot better than the 6000+. Keep in mind that Windows XP doesn't really support the NUMA memory architecture of 4x4. Haven't heard much about the drivers for NUMA for Vista.

Depending on how soon you are hoping to build this system, Agena FX should pwn the FX-74s. The BIG wild card here is when/if Agena comes out.
    
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The 6000+ is quite the steal right now, I'd go for it.
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I would assume that dual FX-74s would be on-par with the 6000+ in single threaded performance and on multithreaded tasks that it perform a lot better than the 6000+. Keep in mind that Windows XP doesn't really support the NUMA memory architecture of 4x4. Haven't heard much about the drivers for NUMA for Vista.

Depending on how soon you are hoping to build this system, Agena FX should pwn the FX-74s. The BIG wild card here is when/if Agena comes out.

I agree

However the intel quad cores own QuadFX

If you wondering
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He already has a Quad-Core.
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He already has a Quad-Core.
I know

but just so he knows
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The dual cores work nicely from my experience. My next computer will be along the lines of what your doing but Im going to wait just a little more for some newer tech.
    
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The dual FX's are almost the same as a QX6700 according to Maximum PC. But I'd just go for the 6000+.
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