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Amd Athlon 64 X2 4200 vs. Amd Athlon 64 4000 single core

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November 26, 2005 10:37:25 PM

Amd Athlon 64 X2 4200: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
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Brand AMD
Series Athlon 64 X2
Model ADA4200BVBOX
CPU Socket Type
CPU Socket Type Socket 939
Tech Spec
Core Manchester
Name Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Operating Frequency 2.2GHz
FSB 1GHz
L1 Cache 64KB+64KB
L2 Cache 2 x 512KB
Process Type 90 nm
Hyper-Transport Support Yes
64 bit Support Yes
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, 3DNOW! Professional
Voltage 1.35-1.4V


Amd Athlon 64 4000 single core: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
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Specifications
Model
Brand AMD
Series Athlon 64
Model ADA4000ASBOX
CPU Socket Type
CPU Socket Type Socket 939
Tech Spec
Core ClawHammer
Name Athlon 64 4000+
Operating Frequency 2.4GHz
FSB 1GHz
L1 Cache 64KB+64KB
L2 Cache 1MB
Process Type 0.13 ┬Ám
Hyper-Transport Support Yes
64 bit Support Yes
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, 3DNOW! Professional
Voltage 1.5V


the 4000+ has a higher clock speed so that would increase its performance in gaming but would that really outweigh all the other benifits of the X2?

Which cpu would be better overall?
November 26, 2005 11:36:17 PM

Dual core is best suited to those who do professional encoding, or those who call for support during a power failure. If you dont belong to either group, the single core is best.
November 26, 2005 11:39:21 PM

Yup. If you are just gaming and doing simplistic things then go the faster dual core.

But if like me you do lots of media encoding, have multiple applications running and 2 copies of FOLDING @ HOME running then the dual core rules the roost.

note also the single core has a larger individual cache, and that will help games a little.
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