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  • 30% (7)
    Venice
  • 69% (16)
    san diego
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post #1 of 9
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im thinking the san diego but im just curious
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post #2 of 9
Well, your question is a little vague... What processor speed are your comparing? What type of cooling? I voted for the sandy because extra cache will help out when it comes to OCing, but will also run hotter...
    
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well the root of my question come from the fact that i get my college grant pretty soon, and with every grant/ pay check i upgrade somthing on my pc. saw a 3800+ venice and a 3700+ sandy i just got to wondering if the cores were at same speeds which one would oc better?
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post #4 of 9
The whole rule of overclocking is NOT spending alot of money on a CPU. I dont think anyone runs a 3800 venice...if it's between those 2 processors, get the SD.
But I voted for the venice. Seems the average SD hits 2.7-2.8. and the average 3000+ venice hits 2.5-2.6. And the SD has a 400mhz headstart. The venice OC's better.
But the extra cache with the SD helps it alot.

Edit: this is what happens when people aren't specific when starting a thread.
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Blue_Fire
im thinking the san diego but im just curious
If you can afford the San Diego, get it. They benchmark a lot higher at equal clocks, so they're faster at same speeds. Venice are great OCers, but the performance isn't at the same level as the newer cores. Talk to some guys that recently switched over.
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post #6 of 9
Yes this is quite vague and depends on the model not just the revision. The Venice IMO is the better overclocker. Take a 3000+ Venice at 1.8Ghz, a feasible o/c is upto around 2.6-2.7Ghz. That's around a 50% o/c, if you're lucky.
The San Diego is likely to o/c upto 2.8Ghz from 2.2Ghz on a 3700+, which is a bit less than a 30% o/c. However, the San Diego is likely to hit a higher clockspeed.

The extra L2 cache is also of benefit, particularly in benchmarks. Yet to really see much real world benefits to this though unless you do a lot of media encoding, number crunching etc.
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post #7 of 9
i have a venice and it sucks
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post #8 of 9
I say San Diego. All the way.
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post #9 of 9
SD all the way, especially if you manage to get a really good stepping.
I only got a decent stepping and got 3GHz out of it.

SD's just a higher ceiling. It just starts higher with the frequency so relative overclock is pointless. A 1.8GHz SD should still be able to get to 2.9+GHz.
EDIT: How much overclock do you 3800+ owners out there have?
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