Hi, im spanish boy, so sorry if i dont have a good english or i comete serius mistakes. The way i want to go with this question is to know wich one of those processors are better without any overclock, meaning better performing in games and general software not in better stability, i cant find any review of them against. So, wich should i go with? i can get any of them by the same price. other question is if thats a good choice to wait for socket AM2, i dont care much at all if i have to wait 2 or 3 months but allways if the performance and the technology increase is good enough, thanks mates
sorry for my bad english and my mistakes.
mmm thanks, so with the opteron i get a bit slower processor but with more overcloking potencial, im not planing to overclock it now but one or two years later its so interesting to do it. Life is made of difficult choices xDD. :roll:
I was ready to get a Athlon 64x2 4400 2mb Cache before i came across this forum!
Im reading more about this Opteron 165 and 175 and their OC capabilities, im finding it hard to make a decision before i start buying and piecing together parts. Plus i hear AMD is going to make a new chipset for the Opteron's to accept DDr2 memory.
So i ask. Whats the difference and main uses for a Dual Opteron? Athlon X2's i understand is a perfect weapon for Gaming.
I plan to use my new AMD system for 3d Animation uses and gaming.
Which should i swing to, Athlon 64x2 or Dual Opteron?[/b]
With the 3d animation and everything, i would go with the opteron. Now it may not be as fast as the 3800+ x2, but you can run hard all night long without blistering it. To me it just makes sense to go with the Opty.
For 3D animing... use Opteron OC , as it's cache will speed up some response for animation (as it respond better in 2d games), but don't skimp on VGA and RAM or U will have others bottlenecks than CPU...
For a silent cooling U should not forget Zalman or Tuniq coolers which are quieter than box coolers and will offer safe OC... Regarding the choice... as someone told me when I got my Opteron 165 ... Why 1 MB cache ? Well nevermind.... but remember that FX-60 also have that... after this advice... I got 165 instead 3800...