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Amd athlon x2 5600 versus 6000?

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April 10, 2007 5:49:59 AM

Which is better for gaming (oblivion, nwn2) What is the difference between these 2 processors? So far on the articles I found main thing was power usage, 89 vs 125 or somewhere around there figures may not be exact, trying to remember. The 6000+ is roughly $50 more than the 5600, but if there is not going to be a difference in gaming between the 2, Ill just put the $50 toward something else. What do you guys think, which would you pick between the 2? Ty! :) 
April 10, 2007 5:52:05 AM

Obviously the X2 6000+ is slightly better :lol: , but it's not worth the added expense IMO. The X2 5600+ is only ~5% slower, in games probably even less so since many are GPU bound anyway. Save the money for a better GPU or something. :wink:
April 10, 2007 6:16:29 AM

At +/- $180 the 5600+ is THE cpu deal out there right now from both Intel and AMD.

It's just a tad slower than an E6600, but $140 cheaper.

It's only $15 more expensive than an x2 5200, so that's a no brainer.
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April 10, 2007 5:01:22 PM

Just a slightly faster clock speed, plain and simple. Which one to get depends on your budget. The 6000+ will approximately match an E6600 in performance, while the 5600+ will be slightly slower.
April 10, 2007 6:51:40 PM

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Which is better for gaming (oblivion, nwn2) What is the difference between these 2 processors? So far on the articles I found main thing was power usage, 89 vs 125 or somewhere around there figures may not be exact, trying to remember. The 6000+ is roughly $50 more than the 5600, but if there is not going to be a difference in gaming between the 2, Ill just put the $50 toward something else. What do you guys think, which would you pick between the 2? Ty! :) 


Let me give you a correct answer (but a little tricky, so that even knowledgeable people don't always know it).

the answer is: 8800GTS or GTX

Those who don't understand this answer need to do more than 1 minute of homework.

You'll get *far* better results with a $400 video card and a cheap x2 3800, than with that x2 6000 and a $190 video card for Oblivion. (be warned even some knowledgeable posters here in the forum can lead you astray about this!)


But for the more trivial part of the answer (more like a footnote), my subjective preference is to be efficient price wise instead of having the top bin, so I go 5600 here. If someone prefers the top bin, that's their prerogative.
April 10, 2007 7:32:05 PM

the 6000 is better, but you probably wont notice that much of a difference in performance between the 5600 and the 6000, especially if you overclock
April 10, 2007 7:42:27 PM

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Which is better for gaming (oblivion, nwn2) What is the difference between these 2 processors? So far on the articles I found main thing was power usage, 89 vs 125 or somewhere around there figures may not be exact, trying to remember. The 6000+ is roughly $50 more than the 5600, but if there is not going to be a difference in gaming between the 2, Ill just put the $50 toward something else. What do you guys think, which would you pick between the 2? Ty! :) 


Let me give you a correct answer (but a little tricky, so that even knowledgeable people don't always know it).

the answer is: 8800GTS or GTX

Those who don't understand this answer need to do more than 1 minute of homework.

You'll get *far* better results with a $400 video card and a cheap x2 3800, than with that x2 6000 and a $190 video card for Oblivion. (be warned even some knowledgeable posters here in the forum can lead you astray about this!)


But for the more trivial part of the answer (more like a footnote), my subjective preference is to be efficient price wise instead of having the top bin, so I go 5600 here. If someone prefers the top bin, that's their prerogative.

I would say get a decent processor (like the 5600+) and an 8800GTS.
April 10, 2007 7:49:33 PM

now you're talkin!
April 10, 2007 10:41:33 PM

Ty all for the advice! :) 
April 10, 2007 11:21:55 PM

You should get an AMD chip since they may become collectors items after they stamp ibm on them in a few months!
April 11, 2007 12:54:18 AM

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You should get an AMD chip since they may become collectors items after they stamp ibm on them in a few months!


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