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I'm upgrading my computer, but I'm not sure weather to choose the opty or the 3200+. The opty is only at 1.8 and 3200+ is at 2.0, but how do their OCs differ? I don't have very good cooling but hopefully add a zalman 7000 eventually, if my case isn't too small. In other words, I'm not expecting a very high OC. So which one would be better?
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Well even though i really am against the opteron fad.... get the 144 it has the extra cache, 200mhz is easily made up by overclocking (which i believe it would be made up just from the extra cache)
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Any more opinions? Again, remember I won't be able to OC too much.
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Originally Posted by kevin_tsoi2000
Any more opinions? Again, remember I won't be able to OC too much.
If you're leaving it at stock, then get the 3200+. If you intend to overclock then I'd get the Opty as it should go further than the 3200+ on stock voltage.
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Also, how will the 1MB L2 catch effect gaming performance?
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Also, how will the 1MB L2 catch effect gaming performance?
It's unlikely to do a great deal. Depends where your bottleneck is, but it may get you a few FPS extra. The extra cache is really of benefit when dealing with large quantities of info like media encoding, photoshop work etc.
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I disagree with Ste, I would get the 144 either way...if you plan on leaving it stock, still get the 144. The 144 will perform the same as the 3200 stock vs stock. But if you decide to overclock, then the 144 will definetly blow the 3200 out of the water, and produce much better performance.
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Depends on your mobo capability. I got the 3200+ for its x10 multi: I would be at about 2100MHz with the opty instead of 2400 with the 3200+. That is the bigger diff. than 512k L2.
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I disagree with Ste, I would get the 144 either way...if you plan on leaving it stock, still get the 144. The 144 will perform the same as the 3200 stock vs stock. But if you decide to overclock, then the 144 will definetly blow the 3200 out of the water, and produce much better performance.
The 3200+ would outperform the 144 on everything at stock?? It has an extra 200Mhz clock speed.
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