What's the difference?

what's the difference between the
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4600+
(89W) for TRUE Multi-tasking - ADA4600CUBOX - Box CPU - Socket AM2
* Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core
* Model: 4600+
* Ordering P/N (PIB): ADA4600CUBOX
* Frequency: 2400Mhz
* Thermal: Power 89W
* L1 Cache: 128KB + 128KB
* L2 Cache: 512KB + 512KB
* CMOS Technology: 90nm SOI
* Socket: Socket AM2
and the
Energy efficient AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4600+
(65W) - ADO4600CUBOX - Box CPU - Socket AM2
The frequencies are the same and i just don't get what's different about them
* Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core
* Model: 3800+
* Ordering P/N (PIB): ADO460CUBOX
* Frequency: 2400Mhz
* Thermal: Power 65W
* L1 Cache: 128KB + 128KB
* L2 Cache: 512KB + 512KB
* CMOS Technology: 90nm SOI
* Socket: Socket AM2
The two cpus are only 4$ apart and i just don't understand the difference or best one to get, i want top of the line, which one should i go?
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    what's the difference between the
    AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4600+
    (89W) for TRUE Multi-tasking - ADA4600CUBOX - Box CPU - Socket AM2
    * Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core
    * Model: 4600+
    * Ordering P/N (PIB): ADA4600CUBOX
    * Frequency: 2400Mhz
    * Thermal: Power 89W
    * L1 Cache: 128KB + 128KB
    * L2 Cache: 512KB + 512KB
    * CMOS Technology: 90nm SOI
    * Socket: Socket AM2
    and the
    Energy efficient AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4600+
    (65W) - ADO4600CUBOX - Box CPU - Socket AM2
    The frequencies are the same and i just don't get what's different about them
    * Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core
    * Model: 3800+
    * Ordering P/N (PIB): ADO460CUBOX
    * Frequency: 2400Mhz
    * Thermal: Power 65W
    * L1 Cache: 128KB + 128KB
    * L2 Cache: 512KB + 512KB
    * CMOS Technology: 90nm SOI
    * Socket: Socket AM2
    The two cpus are only 4$ apart and i just don't understand the difference or best one to get, i want top of the line, which one should i go?

    I highlighted the differences. You're comparing the X2 4600+ to its EE (Energy Efficient) counterpart. In other words, the EE version consumes less power and dissipates less heat. If you aren't planning to overclock, I (personally) would take the EE 4600+.
  2. well i understand one is energy efficient but i guess what i was getting at is, are there any set backs about the energy efficient one, and if there's no set backs i'll go for the energy effecient one, for only 4 dollars more it uses alot less power
  3. drawbacks... that it's not really worth the money; the same effect can be achieved by undervolting your CPU instead.

    Oh, $4 apart? Get the EE, it's a higher binned part.
  4. so are there drawbacks... if so, what are they... and it's only 4$ rofl, that's pocket change
  5. see edit above, the EE is well worth it for $4 more
  6. oh sorry didn't see that, it's just someone said to go for the normal and personally i was gonna go for the EE, i was just double checking to make sure they didn't make something about the processor which was a drawback, thx for the advice^^
  7. That's completely true, but the exception is that not all processors are capable of operating at lower voltages. When you buy the EE version, you're at least getting a processor that has been tested at and will work at the lower voltage.

    For a $4 difference, I think it's worth it. $40? That's a different story...

    EDIT: Oh wait - you changed your mind and rendered this post useless.
  8. It's no problem, thx guys for the advice ^^
  9. But i do have a question, what mobo should i get, i'm looking at a price range of about 100, but i could go higher if there is a good reason too, i want it to be very compatible and upgradable. i did consider this, it's only 90$ http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4885970?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    any suggestions?
  10. I have the M2N-E and it's a very solid motherboard, and it's not a bad overclocker, it's just picky on some things. It's around 100 bucks and it's got silent heatpipe goodness. Just don't use OCZ ram, because it doesn't work in Asus motherboards.
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