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But one question wasnt asked.... which would be better the opteron144 or the 3000 64bit... after all ur comment ive decided to geta single core and wait a year or 2 for the quad core.

im really undecided about this...i keep going back and forth.



BTW i notice that i mispelled thank*** dont care to fix it
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But one question wasnt asked.... which would be better the opteron144 or the 3000 64bit... after all ur comment ive decided to geta single core and wait a year or 2 for the quad core.

im really undecided about this...i keep going back and forth.



BTW i notice that i mispelled thank*** dont care to fix it
The Opteron 144 is better in just about every department than the 3000+, apart from price. You'll need to weigh up whether the extra expense is worth around a couple of hundred Mhz (potentially) and an extra 512kb of L2 cache to you.
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Cant say for sure, but what ive read on the situation is that opteron and regular A64's are the same chip, same silicon, except they always slap the large caches on the opterons. The differences are in the way they rate them. THe Heat dissipation is higher, as they are rated at 24/7 crunching. Also they allow for more head room than the A64. I mean that if a core is capable of 2.4 ghz, it will either make an A64 4400 or 4600, but only a 165 or 170 opteron(or whatever), because this is for stability.
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Okay lower cache better perforce and gaming cache rises when operating frequency goes up
(1 fined a cpu with low cache and possible it will out perform the orating cpu's
Dual core has 2 layers of ic(intergrated-circuts) means has more ports for data to flow binary text
(2 dual core is better bang when it comes to performance
64 bit processing is a instead of processing 32bit streams of data it will give 64bit streams means more data able to flow
(3 64bit os is better processes more data
and all this is done in a micron haha
i have a amd x2 3800 cause of low cache and dual core and 64 bit processing streams. And cheaper than others you will get your bang for your buck
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hmm didn't read teh whole thread yet, but basically it comes down to this:

Dual cores are better for applications and multitasking (IE if you want to do video encoding/video editing/etc) and are decent at games, but way moer expensive than a single-core x64 and perform the same in all games out so far. If you just want gaming performance, you can get an FX series single-core processor which will do the job better than a dual core.

That being said, when games finally start to be made with support for dual core (IE: AI on one core, physics on the other) then you'll see a complete asskickage of the single-core chips by the dual core, so keep that in mind when considering it for games. I haven't heard much solid talk about games being developed with dual core support yet, so I wouldn't put too much $ on it just yet.
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