Originally Posted by ErBall
He originally proposed a worthless upgrade, for the same amount of money on a different platform he could see a considerable amount of improvement. Its not about opinion, its about fact.
Fact: AMD X2 5000+ BE beats any Intel CPU in that price point.
Fact: AMD Opteron 1218 beats any Intel CPU in that price point.
Fact: Intel equivelant of a Black Edition CPU is there Extreme Edition (and we all know what those cost)....oh yeah, AMD doesn't charge anymore for an unlocked multiplier.
Fact: Not having to buy a new mobo saves money.
To the original poster...I am currently running an Opty 180 @ 2.91GHz and I just bought the X2 5000 BE for 2 reasons...
1. I can finally break free from my S939 bonds
2. I can start getting with the times and using DDR2 RAM
and 3. I can OC to 3.2 GHz simply by raising the clock multiplier.
IMO if you are looking for a cheap, quick upgrade to get yourself by until a decent Phenom comes out. Go with the X2 5000+. Plus with Newegg you get a free t-shirt out of the deal. HAHA!
Go AMD...Intel you suck! And to all you Intel fanboys....
STAY OUT OF OUR FORUM!!!!