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Is an 3800 x2 an upgrade to an 3700 sd?

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I'm trying to replace my SD ( to move to annother pc-don't OC well-) Is the 3800 x2 a better choice? Or would an newer SD stepping OCed be better?
    
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it depends what you r going to be using it for. if u r a hardcore gamer video editor or do anything with cad that needs tons of processing power go for it. hell if i had the money i would already have an x2 but for what im doing with it at the moment, hardcore gaming, and video editing a simple venice athon 64 3200+ is doing wonders for me not to mention my 64 bit version of xp. pm me if you would like to talk more bout this i have the exact same board that you do btw
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yes its an upgrade...you have a 3700, dont u think 3800 is better? and it dual core "future ready".... so... go for it... its good for everything, even games!...

And if you need profs, go to here
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...teron-165.html
here
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...on64-fx60.html
and here
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...4-x2-3800.html

and yes he's a hardcore gamimg... havn't you see the gfx card?.... :S bahhh
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YOu could try and get a new 3700+ and hope its one of the golden stepping. I believe that a single core processor is better for gaming for the time being. If you do alot of multi-tasking then go for the 3800+. Most of the new 3700+ SD have been ocing well. The choice is really up to you and what you plan to do with it.
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single core is better for gaming but its not like your goin to gain 30Fps difference... i say look for the future... future games will be dual core ready...
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I see that it sells for a little more than $80 over the 3700 and OCed right it gives the fx a run. Is there an opteron that compares to it? I here they can reach higher OCs.


Edit; NM, answered my own question by reading a thread in AMD CPU
    
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Well I LOVE my x2 3800, got it at 2.7Ghz stable easily, havent tried for anymore, I would highly recommend it
    
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btw 3700 SD owns 3800X2 in games
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