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I have a 3000+ venice that is overclocked to 2.4 and I was wondering if i would get a good performance increase by going to a 3700+. Of course I will overclock the 3700+, but will the 1m l2 cache really give me a performance boost?
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yes it will look under the peformance and benchmarking section read the top superpi scores im at 2.7ghz and a 3700+ is at like 2.6 and has a faster time then i do
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yep, and some people have even gotten to almost 3Ghz on AIR with the sandy, it'll def be a big increase.
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good deal, thx!
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Also, the thing that seems to attract me personally the most is the multiplier! With that 3000 you need to drop some serious cash on memory if you want to run 1:1 ratio at a good overclock, with a 3700 you dont need as high as a fsb so your ram, and overall your whole system is under less stress when you overclock it to hell.
    
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There are several people on the site that has theres clocked to 3.0 on air, Crash for one that I know of.
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When performing scripted canned benchmarks you will notice a difference. When performing real life programs and games you will not notice much of a difference as the onchip memory controller is so fast that seldom is a 1MB cache accessed past 512KB.

I have taken more than a few 3000+ Venice cores to 2.6GHz easily and none had any problems at that level.

With a 3000+ and a 9 multiplier you will get a higher stream rate and if you get the proper dram you will bypass the 3700+ at the same GHz rate so I wonder at the difference (real life) of 3000+ @ 2.6GHz and a 3700+ at 2.9GHz.

Take a stopwatch to Farcry and time the load times of each. I wonder at the difference. Personally I think they would be pretty close. Now price,that would be different.

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post #8 of 8
the 3700 will outperform the 3000 if both are run at the same speed. The extra cache is said to equate to an additional 150-200 mhz in benches.
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