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post #11 of 52
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Originally Posted by Igniter
is ddr2 worth waiting for?
AM2 itself isn't going to do much for AMD. Actually performance is decreasing until AMD gets some AM2 friendly processors out (Q1 2007). If you are looking for a good system, wait for Conroe.
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I would go with Conroe even though AMD is awesome. The reason is AM2 is just a trasition, not really something 'new and better'. But Conroe is suppose to be amazing, though the overclocking abilities are not yet confirmed I don't believe.
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I hate Intel though =(
I want a AMD rig, couldnt I buy the rig, and when the am2 comes out, just buy that and switch cpu's?
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post #14 of 52
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I would go with Conroe even though AMD is awesome. The reason is AM2 is just a trasition, not really something 'new and better'. But Conroe is suppose to be amazing, though the overclocking abilities are not yet confirmed I don't believe.
Considering that a stock Conroe at 2.4Ghz (they go up to 3.33Ghz) would set the OC.net record for SuperPi 1M time by 4 seconds with a un-optimized system, and no drivers, I think that regardless of its overclockability it is the CPU to get.
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post #15 of 52
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Originally Posted by Igniter
I hate Intel though =(
I want a AMD rig, couldnt I buy the rig, and when the am2 comes out, just buy that and switch cpu's?
No AM2 cpu's will not work with older CPUs, also you would have to get new memory. I'm not sure why you hate intel, to everyone their own. When people are running around with stock Conroe's smashing your overclocked AMD build for half the price then we will see what you think of Intel...
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post #16 of 52
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Well, theres 3 intels sitting around in my house, 1- moms computer, 2 - dads computer, 3 - brothers computer, and my AMD outperforms all of them, for cheaper, plus I want a gaming system...
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post #17 of 52
here's what i dont get, i used to own an AMD system 4 months ago. Sold the unit already, but everyone says that amd is better for gaming. Right now im using my old P4 rig and i really dont see the difference, game wise no lag smooth. unless you do some benchmark applications.
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post #18 of 52
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Originally Posted by Igniter
Well, theres 3 intels sitting around in my house, 1- moms computer, 2 - dads computer, 3 - brothers computer, and my AMD outperforms all of them, for cheaper, plus I want a gaming system...
I am sure you have heard of the FX60 right? Here are the benchmarks of an overclock FX60 facing a midrange (2.66Ghz) stock Conroe. Note the Conroe will cost 1/2 the price of the FX60.









Complete review: http://www.anandtech.com/tradeshows/...spx?i=2713&p=1

Now which do you think is a better gaming system?
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post #19 of 52
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with a 7800 gt on a pentium, you probably wont see a difference, unless on benchmarks
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post #20 of 52
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Originally Posted by Igniter
with a 7800 gt on a pentium, you probably wont see a difference, unless on benchmarks
That's what im saying. actual gameplay...i didnt notice the difference

Edit: so why does it matter if its amd or intel unless you are going for a bragging rites in benchmark performance
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