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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by not2bad
Not really. The Athlon XPs were more like the 478 P4s. 754 was 64 bit the whole time(other than a few Semprons).


well thats differenet. AMD caught onto 64 bit before intel did. 478 is better than socket A.
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Mine is 540.

And what this number mean exactly? Is the 640 a lot better than the 540? They sell at about the same price...
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Mine is 540.

And what this number mean exactly? Is the 640 a lot better than the 540? They sell at about the same price...

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Intel® processor numbers allow you to quickly differentiate among processors within a product family and make more informed decisions.

Processor numbers are based on a variety of features that may include the processor's underlying architecture, cache, front side bus, clock speed, power and other Intel technologies that enhance your experience.
>>> http://www.intel.com/products/proces...dy_view_p4.htm <<<
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K, interesting. But is there one that runs at higher voltage and/or temperature?
Neither. It all depends on what CPU is in there.
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478's arent all that bad, but if you had a choice to trade in your current processor for another one (S 775) then you should. There are several reasons that 775 is better:
Socket 775 supports the new dual core processors.
Socket 775 supports the new 64bit archetecture.
Socket 775 supports PCIe and SLI.
Socket 775 supports the new 65nm processors (better overclocking).
Socket 775's are faster just because of the totally new architecture.
Socket 775 features far cheaper prices then the old 478.
Socket 775 supports DDR2.
And im sure there are more reasons why its better but im not going to list them all.
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post #18 of 22
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Mine is 540.

And what this number mean exactly? Is the 640 a lot better than the 540? They sell at about the same price...
The 5xx series are a 1MB L2 cache while the 6xx series are 2MB L2 Cache + support EIST and 64-bit.

I find the 6xx series to be better because of temperature along with the EIST support. Some say that some apps take advantage of having a larger L2 Cache, although now you have the 65nm chips which are far better than the 90nm.

The 65nm come in Single and Dual Core, singles are called: Cedar Mill and Dual Core: Preslers wihch have a 4MB L2 cache; overall Preslers are better because of more future proof. Except I don't own one but will as soon as the 960 gets the price cut in Q3.
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I'm happy with my 478 mobo and cpu.^^
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The 5xx series are a 1MB L2 cache while the 6xx series are 2MB L2 Cache + support EIST and 64-bit.
Some 5xx CPUs supports EM64T!
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