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AMD x2 3800+ for gaming?

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April 15, 2006 12:03:03 AM

I'm pretty new to building computer's and i was wondering if the AMD x2 3800+ was an ideal cpu for a computer centered around gaming and budgeting. My price range for a cpu is around $300. Any input would be helpful.

HOw would the
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego compare to the amd x2 3200+?

And how much of a performance increase can i expect with the x2 3200+ compared to my current system.... (pre-manufactured): amd 3200+ xp barton.

Thanks again.

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April 15, 2006 12:07:23 AM

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I'm pretty new to building computer's and i was wondering if the AMD x2 3800+ was an ideal cpu for a computer centered around gaming and budgeting. My price range for a cpu is around $300. Any input would be helpful. Thanks
That processor will serve you well.
April 15, 2006 12:19:14 AM

Yes, it would do very well for what you want to do.
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April 15, 2006 12:57:01 AM

Yes it will do very well indeed.Excpecialy if you want to OC it :) 
April 15, 2006 1:26:42 AM

It will be super great in the future when games are optimized for dual core.
April 15, 2006 2:02:20 AM

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April 15, 2006 2:12:15 AM

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April 15, 2006 2:22:56 AM

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and games will start requiring a dual core.


They will? So you won't be able to use a single core AT ALL? Will regular apps like MS Office require a dual core? When will this all happen? I'm hoping that I don't regret buying an A64 3700+ Sandy.
April 15, 2006 2:30:10 AM

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and games will start requiring a dual core.


They will? So you won't be able to use a single core AT ALL? Will regular apps like MS Office require a dual core? When will this all happen? I'm hoping that I don't regret buying an A64 3700+ Sandy.

Office is already multithreaded but those type of applications don't gain anything from the multithreading of their code base.
April 15, 2006 2:32:32 AM

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It will be super great in the future when games are optimized for dual core.


That or the "reverse hyperthreading" stuff xD
April 15, 2006 2:34:49 AM

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It will be super great in the future when games are optimized for dual core.


That or the "reverse hyperthreading" stuff xD

That's pretty awesome, as well.
April 15, 2006 2:40:39 AM

Yup, if AMD scores that one Intel will be O.o wtf?!!! why in the HELL didn't we think of that xDxD. Imagine Intel's 8 core processors working hard on unoptimized apps and AMD cooling their b4lls with fresh air thanks to RHT
April 15, 2006 3:21:36 AM

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and games will start requiring a dual core.


They will? So you won't be able to use a single core AT ALL? Will regular apps like MS Office require a dual core? When will this all happen? I'm hoping that I don't regret buying an A64 3700+ Sandy.

I don't think we'll see any products requiring multi-core any time soon. What you will see are games running in two or more processes, something that doesn't happen (much?) today. IF a game launches two processes, on the 3700+ they run on the same core. If the game does the same thing on a 3800 X2, the OS can assign the processes to different cores. Either way, the app should still run.
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