Importance of the L1 cache: X2 4400 vs Opty 170 Tags: CPUs Performance Cache Last response: February 17, 2006 2:28 AM in CPUs Share dangerous_squid February 16, 2006 10:04:57 PM I'm debating between these two chips, also I plan on OCing. The Opty 170 seems like the obvious choice here, but has half the L1 cache of the X2 4400. I'm no techie, is this an important aspect of performance? Also, for those of you who have either of these chips what have you been able to OC them to and keep your system stable? More about : importance cache 4400 opty 170 boilermaker_jb1 February 17, 2006 1:40:04 AM the 4400+ and the 170 have the same amount of cache the 170 is clocked at 2.0 ghz and the 4400 is clocked at 2.2 i have a 170 and have it overclocked to 2.6 on stock voltage and heatsink i like it a lot it screams in applications HideOut February 17, 2006 2:24:26 AM yep, get the 170, it'll clock just as high if not higher and cost less Hide Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer linux_0 February 17, 2006 2:28:45 AM I too would recommend the Opteron over the X2. Semper Fi Linux on! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumOpty 170 vs 4400 X2 ForumOpteron 170 vs X2 4400 + Forum4200 X2 with 512MB vs . 4400 X2 with 1 MB cache ForumOpty or X2 ForumAMD Opteron 170 vs AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ ForumDual-cores: X2 vs Opteron 170 ForumOpty 165 vs Ath64 X2 4200 ForumOpty 170 vs . X2 4600+ ForumAMD X2 vs 939 Dual Core Opty ForumOpteron 170 vs . 4400 X2 ForumAMD x2 4400 to Opt 170 /175 ForumUrgent: Opteron 170 or X2 4200+ ForumBudget Dual Core Build, 805D vs Opty 170 ForumOpteron 175 vs . AMD 64 X2 4400 + Toledo ForumX2 or FX? ForumOpteron 165 VS . Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400 + ForumX2 4200 or X2 4400 ? ForumS939 X2 Toledo 4200+ vs . S939 X2 Manchester 4200+ ForumOpetron 170 , AMD X2 4200+ or AMD X2 4400 +? ForumXonar Phoebus & Quality Sound More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !