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AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 3.0 GHz VS. AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz

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AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 3.0 GHz VS. AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz

I am wanting to build a new computer and im looking at these two processors. I understand that the FX is suppose to be so much more amazingly godly awsomely so on and so on but when you look at the specs of them and they customer reviews on new egg, well they are the exact same except for the fact that the FX gets much more hott!? so why would i spend the extra 200 dollars on the FX?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103866
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103772
those are links to the products at new egg, if someone could help me out i'd be greatly appreciative
post #2 of 12
Well first off, that FX is Socket F which won't work in an AM2 setup.

The 6000+ would be your better bet.
post #3 of 12
Well they will perform the same at the same clocks but just for your info they are different sockets. The 6000 is am2 and the other is socket 1207 so take that into consideration when getting your chip.

Other then that you wont see a performance difference between the two at the same speeds.
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Agreed. The FX-74 is nice, but you need a special motherboard for it with socket L (1207FX). It's designed for the 4x4 'Quadfather' platform, and I believe there is only one motherboard for it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=

That's quite pricey.

Thus, I'd get an X2 6000+... in terms of performance (single CPU), they'll be very close.

However, have you thought about Intel? For $20 more than the X2 6000+ , you can get an E6550 with an 1333MHz FSB. And for the price of an FX-74, you can get a Q6600 (yep, quad core)
    
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The key is, you will be spending more than just $140 over to get the FX. The motherboard that supports the FX is much much more expensive. The only one is the Asus L1N64-SLI WS Socket L, which is $300+.

Not to mention the incredible heat output of the FX-74 CPU's. They will cause trouble in the summer heat.
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yea i have been thinking about intel as well i actually just posted a thread like this about the Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz and the Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe 2.93GHz, i knew they where different sockets, i am going to have to buy a motherboard any ways. its not an upgrade its building a whole new computer. well i am pretty sure i am not going to get the FX thanks to you wonderful people but now the problem persists as to weather i should get amd or intel, once again the numbers say the L1 Cache and FSB are so much better in amd but the L2 cache doubles in intel over amd, im leaning towards amd b/c it seems like the performance will be the same just cheaper to my wallet, any suggestions on that?
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yea i have been thinking about intel as well i actually just posted a thread like this about the Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz and the Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe 2.93GHz, i knew they where different sockets, i am going to have to buy a motherboard any ways. its not an upgrade its building a whole new computer. well i am pretty sure i am not going to get the FX thanks to you wonderful people but now the problem persists as to weather i should get amd or intel, once again the numbers say the L1 Cache and FSB are so much better in amd but the L2 cache doubles in intel over amd, im leaning towards amd b/c it seems like the performance will be the same just cheaper to my wallet, any suggestions on that?
Actually, even the budget C2D's can hold their own, and in the most part, they OC and perform better than their AMD competitors. For the high end, Intel processors are the king at the moment. If you are considering those 2 processors, why not consider the Q6600? It has 4 cores and overclocks decently, and it is probably the best deal for the money. If you happen to get a G0 core, the CPU will use less energy and OC better than the older versions.
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well i think i am sold on the Q6600 but how much more of an advantage is it to have those 2 extra cores over having more GHz? i was told that Quad core wont be utilized by much of anything in real world applications except for server purposes so a higher processor speed would be more efficiant. I am mostly into gaming if that helps answer any questions.
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we're forgetting one thing,

the amd quad father platform OWNS in rendering

but other than that intel quads own overall.
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