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FOr gaming, is an opteron or athlon better?
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they peform equal .....
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FOr gaming, is an opteron or athlon better?
It depends on the individual chip. I think the best thing to do is get the cheaper of the two.
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Right now it's Athlon.Opterons are designed to be used in a server enviourment and I don't know that games are played on servers that much. Opterons were just great overclockers at one time but that died out once the new 3700 steppings came in.
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Well, the Opteron has 1MB L2, while half of the Athlons only have 512kb L2
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The 3700+ has 1mb of cache. I would get this since its only about $210, and has been overclocking well lately. But a stock opty and athlon (say a 148 and a 3700) will preform the same in a game. Same speed and same amount of cache.
But I think a 2.4 Athlon w/ 512 cache will preform the same as a 2.2 opty w/ 1mb cache.
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