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athlon 64 3800 2.4GHz VS. Pentium D820 Dual Core 2X 2.8GHz

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January 5, 2007 12:21:58 AM

Hi! Can u ppl help me with this comparation? What system is best for gaming?
Thanx for your attention! :D  :D 
January 5, 2007 12:53:30 AM

Agree with Prozac.
You'l see an enormous benefit when games start utilizing multiple cores.
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January 5, 2007 8:03:03 AM

I'll actually go against the trend here and say that even in multithreaded titles I'm skeptical as to whether the PD-820 can overhaul the A64 3800+.

Going by the following Oblivion CPU scaling charts
, a PD-820 would only score around 29fps (they don't list it in the charts, but the 2.66GHz PD-805 scores 27.4fps, and the PD-820 would only be slightly faster) whereas the 3800+ is scoring 37.6.
http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2747&p=...


It would take a very heavily multithreaded game for a PD-820 to overtake a 3800+.

I suggest if these are your only choices, and you don't intend to multitask much, to get the A64 3800+.
January 5, 2007 8:13:05 AM

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I'll actually go against the trend here and say that even in multithreaded titles I'm skeptical as to whether the PD-820 can overhaul the A64 3800+.

Going by the following Oblivion CPU scaling charts
, a PD-820 would only score around 29fps (they don't list it in the charts, but the 2.66GHz PD-805 scores 27.4fps, and the PD-820 would only be slightly faster) whereas the 3800+ is scoring 37.6.
http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2747&p=...


It would take a very heavily multithreaded game for a PD-820 to overtake a 3800+.

I suggest if these are your only choices, and you don't intend to multitask much, to get the A64 3800+.


Actually, I would capitulate to your assessment even without the data --- the netburst arch is just so bad with gaming code --- the mis-prediction penality just kills everything.

Jack

LOL Netburst wasn't always so bad - my old Northwood 'C' @ 3.3GHz matched with a 9800 Pro was actually quite a beast back in the day. :oops: 

Man computer tech advances so quickly - I love it! 8)
January 5, 2007 9:21:39 AM

Get a X2 3800+ if you wan t to go dualcore, it will be around $130 now.
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