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

Hi! Can u ppl help me with this comparation? What system is best for gaming?
Thanx for your attention! :D :D
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  1. 820 beats the 3800+ by a little margin in 3dmark06 graphics. It all depends what game you are runing.

    http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html?modelx=33&model1=492&model2=448&chart=173
  2. Agree with Prozac.
    You'l see an enormous benefit when games start utilizing multiple cores.
  3. 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=3


    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+.
  4. Quote:
    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=3


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