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I currently have $500 for a cpu and VC and was wondering which is the better gaming combo:
1) A64 3700+ with a 6800GT
or
2) A64 3500+ with a 7800GT?
post #2 of 14
Number two would be a far better gaming bundle in my opinion.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Denile
I currently have $500 for a cpu and VC and was wondering which is the better gaming combo:
1) A64 3500+ with a 6800GT
or
2) A64 3700+ with a 7800GT?
Did you mean the 3500 with the 7800 and the 3700 with the 6800?
If you did then the 3500 with the 7800, if you didn't then definitely the 3700 and the 7800
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Originally Posted by Ste
Did you mean the 3500 with the 7800 and the 3700 with the 6800?
If you did then the 3500 with the 7800, if you didn't then definitely the 3700 and the 7800
Whoops my bad. I mean't the 3700 with the 6800gt and the 3500 with the 7800gt. Sorry
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Id say get the 3500 with 7800gt.
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I too was thinking bout the 3500 with the 7800gt but was unsure but thanks guys for clarifying that up for me.
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well both CPUs overclock almost to the same Clockage (of course the 3700+ will do a bit more) than again, check the L2 cache, as the San Diego 3700+ has 1MB L2 cache, meaning much better CPU performance.. My think that a 3500+ with a 7800GT will bottlneck the GFX card... Which stepping is the 3500+ and which stepping is the 3700+??
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well both CPUs overclock almost to the same Clockage (of course the 3700+ will do a bit more) than again, check the L2 cache, as the San Diego 3700+ has 1MB L2 cache, meaning much better CPU performance.. My think that a 3500+ with a 7800GT will bottlneck the GFX card... Which stepping is the 3500+ and which stepping is the 3700+??
not sure what stepping but here is the linkfor the 3500
and here is the linkfor the 3700
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Option 2 will be the best hands down.
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you have a link to the 3700+ CPU?
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