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December 10, 2005 6:41:43 AM

Should I get the AMD Athlon 64 3700+ for $233 or the AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ for $323?

1) Is it worth the extra money?

2) What performance increase will I experience?

Thanks ahead of time guys.

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December 10, 2005 6:56:51 AM

The X2 is a dual core chip. If you run mostly progs that use workstation tech, get that. If this is for gaming, get the 3700. If this is just an e-machine, get a 3200.
December 10, 2005 7:03:12 AM

Itll be used for gaming and apps such as Photoshop and some video editing...
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December 10, 2005 7:17:55 AM

Photoshop, and most video editing progs are workstation progs. If you use these a lot, an X2 may be ok for you. Just understand that games will run slightly slower. You could make that up by getting a better gfx card.
December 10, 2005 7:21:36 AM

They run slower? How does that work out?
December 10, 2005 8:01:38 AM

Games generally only use one core, and because both of the X2 cores run slower than the 3700 core, the game will run slower.
December 10, 2005 6:26:15 PM

I bet you this though...
I gotta 939 3000+ and its FAST for what i use it for like games.
I get 11948 in 3dmark03
that x2 wont proform below a 3000 i bet you.
December 10, 2005 7:46:21 PM

So I should just stick to the 3700?
December 10, 2005 8:42:34 PM

If the main use is games, a 3700 is faster than an X2 3800. If the main use is photoshop/video encoding the X2 is faster.
If they are equal use, get the X2 and a better graphics card.
In gaming, a better graphics card will usually do more for you, than a faster chip.
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