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I see the X2 3800+ is now under 300, and the 3700+ San Diego is 233, roughly 65 dollar difference. The question is which one should I get, I see on Tomshardware.com, one does not completely overpower the other. Please advise which is the overall better chip and why. I do mostly video and photo editting. Which memory would go best w/ the X2, bandwidth or CL timing.

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Go for the 3800+ because it will own the 3700+ once more applications/games become multithreaded. Also check out the opteron 165.
     
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im sure a dual core would be better for video and photo editing

im having the same problem at the moment.....
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Go for the 3800+ because it will own the 3700+ once more applications/games become multithreaded. Also check out the opteron 165.
how long is that going to take ?
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how long is that going to take ?

Well, should be fairly soon. If you do a lot of multitasking now, you would see the x2 beat the 3700+.
     
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hey i have the same problem . i was looking at the 3700 becase of the 1meg L2 cash
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hey i have the same problem . i was looking at the 3700 becase of the 1meg L2 cash

The 3800+ has 2x512=1mb

The opteron 165 has 2x1mb=2mb, for about the same price, but runs at 1.8ghz instead of 2.0, but you should be able to oc no problem long past 2.0 with the opty.
     
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post #8 of 21
The Opterons are the way to go at the moment. Since you have yet to purchase you might wish to wait for the M2 formfactor. With Intel's Conroe and M2 coming out there will be a real price war and prices will be further slashed and I believe greatly slashed.

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How long will I need to wait for that to happen, price slash that is, cuz I'm on pretty thin ice right now. I'm still running something built 5+ years ago.
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Originally Posted by claymanhb
Go for the 3800+ because it will own the 3700+ once more applications/games become multithreaded. Also check out the opteron 165.
i am sorry to disagree but the thats the same thing that was said about 64bit proccessors 2 years ago and as yet nothing has come to it . I would say get the 3700 or a opteron and save the extra money and get something that can be used now
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