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AMD x2 3800+ or AMD 4000+ SanDiego?

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December 28, 2005 11:27:32 PM

Hi, im considering buying a new computer and i was wondering which of these 2 AMD CPUs would be more worthwhile. I mostly use my computer for games, mp3z, and sometimes use matlab, although rarely do all 3 at the same time :)  Other components i plan on buying are:

GeForce 7800gtx 256mb
1gb low latency RAM
A8N-E nForce 4 ultra
Creative SB audigy 2 7.1

Thanks for the help.
December 28, 2005 11:41:04 PM

sounds like a good set up although I would get 2gig of ram...check out THG's 2gig of ram not overkill!!
if dual core is your thing I would got for a opteron 165 or 170...roughly the same price as a X2 3800 or a X2 4400 but a much better proc 170 oc'ed is the same as x2 4800 if not better!

single core go with a opteron 148 or 150, easily OC and stable...the 150 OC runs cooler and faster than a fx-57..if done right

but being as it is dual core is the future, I've just made the switch ( optey 165) and let me tell ya, you don't know what your missing....way better than single core

these optey's R socket 939's....and will work in your 939 board.

good luck :D 
December 28, 2005 11:52:58 PM

opterons arent as widely available as the x2 and sanDiego, and they seem as the they require too much tweaking for a home PC user like me :)  What do u think is better out of x2 3800+ and the 4000+ sanDiego?
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December 29, 2005 1:00:53 AM

no tweaking unless you want too, go with the optey....and not that hard to find...newegg, tigerdirect, mwave...etc
trust me you won't reget it
had a amd 64 3000 venice.....nice for price, now i got a optey 165....whole new world bro...and only 10 to 20 bones more than the X2 3800 but its got more cahse. better core's...etc....you do the homework! you wont find much better bro

but if you want to stick with the 2 you where looking at go with the X2 3800, don't waste the extra bones on the 4400...samething different ghz which is only .2 i beleave, 4k is a good proc but 3800 cheaper again more bones for .2ghz
December 29, 2005 2:48:03 AM

I got an Opteron 175 and they rock! Stock setup is painless and troublefree.
The Opterons are a better quality chip compared to the X2's, and to not buy one and get an X2 when the price is about the same is silly, Rabbit, tricks are for kids!
HereYe HereYe, anyone considering an X2, fuhget about it and get a real CPU, Opteron Rulez!, x2's are for fools! :lol:  :lol: 
Seriously, once you go workstation class, you never go back!
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December 29, 2005 3:34:09 AM

Is it me, or is the whole X2 3800+ or 64 4000+ question asked once a week?

Overall, being looking at AMD systems as well, it seems the Opertons are better for the money.
December 29, 2005 7:54:14 AM

How do Opteron 165s stack up in gaming performance. Anyone got a link for some benchmarks, i cant find any.
December 29, 2005 12:21:05 PM

165 = 2x1.8ghz

170= 2x2.0ghz = x2-4000 if made, but is faster than the x2-3800 with only half the cache

175= 2x2.2ghz = x2-4400

180= 2x2.4ghz = x2-4800

All Opteron dual-cores 1xx have 2x1meg cache, while x2's have either 2x512k cache or 2x1meg depending on model.
December 29, 2005 4:53:37 PM

The thing is you don't NEED dual core for gaming. You are playing games and not multitasking. Sounds like single core to me. Save some money and get a 3200+ or something. Games don't require that much CPU power and you said you don't use that math program much.
January 1, 2006 10:14:51 PM

How much RAM would i need for Opterons? Would 1GB be enough or do workstation CPUs require 2GB?

Also how do opterons stack up in gaming performance against the equally clocked x2 processors? Anyone got any benchmarks?
January 1, 2006 10:24:16 PM

I am running an Opteron 175 using 2x512MB Corsair Xpert 2-2-2-5 SPD 3200 DDR, and a HiS X1800XT video card.
January 2, 2006 4:30:28 AM

whats the differemce between the different PC3200 types? Like whats the diff between Corsair TwinX 3200C2 and the Corsair Xpert 2-2-2-5 SPD 3200 DDR.
January 2, 2006 4:40:37 AM

Also another question, do opteron 165s work on scoket 939 boards, such as the Asus A8N-E i mentioned above? Are there socket 939 boards that will run better with opterons compared to normal 939 boards?
January 3, 2006 11:40:10 PM

Thanks man! I was wondering what the hoopla was about those opterons!who says this place is'nt helpful sometimes?!
Its been awhile since I've been here! thought omid ran off everybody! 8O good to see this is not the case!
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