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Ok Betwen The opteron 180 2,4 Ghz .. and the 4800X2 2,4 Ghz .. Which one should i pick.

Is the opteron as god as the x2 at games ?

Which Cpu overclocks Best?
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Dual core isn't much better than single core in gaming yet because games don't utilize both cores properly. It'd be more so for video editing and encoding.

I don't personally know which is a better ocer though.
    
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Well you have to understand dual core has two processors so that means twice the heat plus gaming, I would go with the Opty it OC pretty good probably upto 2.8 with air.
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post #4 of 8
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Yeah but Isn't that opty also A Dual core cpu ?
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but the opty and the X2 are dual core processors. difference is the opterons are made for servers and workstations X2 are for mainstay pcs. coming from AMD i would say both are great for gaming. as for OC you would probably be better of with the opty. so many ppl have reported extremely good oc with these processors that news is AMD is trying to stop the flow of this proccessor into the hands of enthusiast and oc ppl. and in any case the opty is lots more cheaper than the X2.

as for gaming so far there is only one game where the dual cores are doing better than the conventional single core primarily due to the games are not yet written to take advantage of the additional core. i dont remember whether the game is FEAR or BF2
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Dual core does not mean twice the heat. It also does not mean twice the power. I have found an increase in the move to dual core to be ~10 - 15% higher (on load) and minimal on idle. I have found the overclock to be ~10 - 15% lower with usually the second core creating errors while the primary core runs fine. I have found my Opteron has given me an increase over the 4200+ on overclock and also the extra cache of the Opteron is not hurtful. The price difference was at the time, minimal.

Games are taping out that access dual core functionality and we will see this increase as the games are released to the general public.

Here is some good research for you regarding your questions.

http://www.short-media.com/review.php?r=261

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post #7 of 8
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Ok Thanks Then I'm gonna pick the Opty ...
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Originally Posted by Ropey
Dual core does not mean twice the heat. It also does not mean twice the power. I have found an increase in the move to dual core to be ~10 - 15% higher (on load) and minimal on idle. I have found the overclock to be ~10 - 15% lower with usually the second core creating errors while the primary core runs fine. I have found my Opteron has given me an increase over the 4200+ on overclock and also the extra cache of the Opteron is not hurtful. The price difference was at the time, minimal.

Games are taping out that access dual core functionality and we will see this increase as the games are released to the general public.

Here is some good research for you regarding your questions.

http://www.short-media.com/review.php?r=261

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good one mate. i forgot the point where he mentioned about double the heat and gaming.
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