I want to put together a new gaming pc. Can't decide for the X2 3800+ (Manchester, €369), 4000+ (San Diego, €389), 3800+ (Venice, €318) and 3700+ (San Diego, €249)
For gaming the 4000+ seems to be the fastest, but how soon wil the software be better optimized for dual core and thus the X2 3800+ be faster?
And is the 4000+ worth the €140 if it is only 10% faster according to the charts?
Anyone some practical advice? For Videocard I'll go for 7800GT. Or is there better for same money?
Well I can't tell you about the 3700+, but I do own a 4000+ and a 3800+ (X2). I initially setup my gaming system with the 4000+, but since I had started to do more transcoding, I felt dual core was needed. Here are my numbers from 3DMARK05: