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3200 to compete with an FX?

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Hey,

Just out of curiosity, what sort of clocks do i need to get if i want to compete with an FX chip? 57 preferably, but 55 is okay.

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The thing that makes the FX series perform so much better is the San Diego core, which has better memory controllers. So the Venice core and the San Diego core could be at the exact same clock in the exact same setup, but the San Diego would still outperform the Venice. Or whatever. Just OC the crap out of it and it'll be close enough.
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You would have to run your Venice at 3 ghz to compete with an FX-57 and 2.8 ghz to run like an FX-55. You only have 512 of L2 cache and these have a full 1 meg. Which equate roughly to about 200 mhz difference.
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3Ghz you say? hmmm
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