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No they don't. In fact, for the price, Athlons are much better. both the Opteron 146 and Athlon 3700+ are about $215, and the 3700+ smokes the 146. Same cache, 200MHz faster.
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Originally Posted by Namrac
No they don't. In fact, for the price, Athlons are much better. both the Opteron 146 and Athlon 3700+ are about $215, and the 3700+ smokes the 146. Same cache, 200MHz faster.
Overclocking wise and heatwise, the Opty wins hands down
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Overclocking wise and heatwise, the Opty wins hands down
Latelly the 3700+ have been overclocking very well. Heat is just a bit higher. Nothing a few well placed fans can't fix.
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post #14 of 33
My 3700 has plenty of power for me and runs very cool, load temps are 36c with stock heatsink and 80 mm fan zip tied to heatsink! lol. I would get a 3700 SD over an Opteron any day. The newer stepping 3700's are producing some amazing overclocks and will be better than any opty IMO.
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post #15 of 33
The new Opteron 148s are getting roughly 2.8-2.9GHz with air, while some people have been getting the new 3700+s to 3 GHz on stock cooling. There is NOTHING better about the Opteron.
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an optron 165 dual core
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If multi-core gaming is only 6 months away, and in some cases, already out....then wouldn't it make sense for me to get the dual core? Isn't dual core the "processor of the future"? This latest upgrade is going to have to last me for probably 2 years......I want to get a solid processor that will meet my needs and then a 7800 or 7900 to compliment

I can afford to put about $600 more into my current setup. This does not include the Biostar MOBO I just bought. I want a gaming rig that plows thru any game out or thats coming out for the next 6 mos.
post #18 of 33
If you want to get the dual core, go for it. But it's not worth it, paying that much. The 3700+ will last you for the 2 years and will overclock nicely. It also won't burn a hole through your pocket. Once the conroe comes out, the new amd will come out, and the 3800+ wil drop down in price. If you really want the dual core at least wait till new stuff comes out.
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If multi-core gaming is only 6 months away, and in some cases, already out....then wouldn't it make sense for me to get the dual core? Isn't dual core the "processor of the future"? This latest upgrade is going to have to last me for probably 2 years......I want to get a solid processor that will meet my needs and then a 7800 or 7900 to compliment

I can afford to put about $600 more into my current setup. This does not include the Biostar MOBO I just bought. I want a gaming rig that plows thru any game out or thats coming out for the next 6 mos.
then yes get a dual core. dual cores are the future processor as u said they will be great help in the future
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Opteron or a 3700+
    
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