Athlon 64 FX-60 ver. Opteron 185

I am trying to decide on the fastest CPU available for my motherboard (Asus A8V Deluxe). This is a socket 939 board and my choices are an AMD Athlon64 FX-60 or the AMD Opteron 185. I use my rig for gaming mostly. Any ideas on the best one?
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  1. Let's see here... Hmm... Tough choice. Do I spend a wad of cash on an over-hyped, over-priced single core processor or a bit less than a wad on a dual core....

    That's not a dead parrot, all he needs is some better bird seed.
  2. Get the Opteron 185. Its a dual core and from what I have heard they OC very well.

    I think TC still uses a Opteron 185 and he could probably tell you its the better CPU too.

    Besdies that it will cost you less.
  3. +1 for the Opteron.
  4. I got an opteron 185 and so far I can still run 3 massive fleets of space ships in Sins for Solar empire with no slow down. I do have it mildly overlcoked though. The FX60 is for massive overclocking with peltiers/liquied nitrogen setups and stuff but rememebr this is a dead end socket. FX60 is the max for the socket, opteron 185 is second best.
  5. Odin54 said:
    I am trying to decide on the fastest CPU available for my motherboard (Asus A8V Deluxe). This is a socket 939 board and my choices are an AMD Athlon64 FX-60 or the AMD Opteron 185. I use my rig for gaming mostly. Any ideas on the best one?

    They have the same specs, but the FX-60 has an unlocked multiplier. Buy the cheaper one if you just want to game. More than likely that's the 185. Just be happy if you can still find one at a realistic price.

    With the FX-60 you could just bump up the multiplier and hopefully get 2.8GHz or maybe 3.0GHz on air if you are lucky. Neither is a great overclocker anyway compared to what we see from C2D.

    Besides that, unless you favor doing CPU scaling tests only changing the multiplier, the FX-60 isn't a huge advantage. Priced the same I would buy the FX-60 as I do have a thing for unlocked multipliers. :whistle:

    edit: out of curiosity... what are the prices?
  6. I would like to know this as well. New Egg does not seem to carry them.
  7. As much as I love the old Opty's it's probably time to look at a new cpu/mobo/ ram combo. For less than the cost of a new Opty 185 ....

    89w X2 6000+ and Biostar 790gx: $172
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N82E16819103233&SubCategory=343&SortField=0&PageSize=10&page=1

    Throw in some DDR2 1066 and off you go for less than $250 (roughly the cost of a new Opty 185 if you can find one)
  8. So where can you get the Opteron?
  9. Huh. I agree with Wisecracker. But my main question is why are there negatives on posts?
  10. Odin the

    Opteron 185 (OSA185DAA6CD / OSA185CDBOX)

    OSA185DAA6CD OSA185CDBOX N/A 2600 MHz 2MB 1000 90nm SOI Socket 939 1.30V 1.35V 80.0A 110.0W 49'C 65'C 20F32 90nm SOI E6

    Processor AMD Athlon™ FX
    Model FX-60
    OPN Tray ADAFX60DAA6CD
    OPN PIB ADAFX60CDBOX
    Operating Mode 32 Bit Yes
    Operating Mode 64 Bit Yes
    Revision E6
    Core Speed (MHz) 2600
    Voltages 1.30V/1.35V
    Max Temps (C) 49-65
    Wattage 110 W
    L1 Cache Size (KB) 128
    L1 Cache Count 2
    L2 Cache Size (KB) 1024
    L2 Cache Count 2
    L3 Cache Size (KB) 0
    CMOS 90nm SOI
    Socket 939
    AMD Business Class No

    http://products.amd.com/en-us/default.aspx

    http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/white_papers_and_tech_docs/31366.pdf

    They are the same silicon - both E6 stepping.

    The FX60 has an unlocked multiplier which is an advantage I guess.

    I;d just get the cheapest I could find and proceed to overclock it.

    There is a new article on the front page which suggests getting a dual core up well over 2.4Ghz along with a decent graphics card (like a 4850) makes a much better gaming proposition for you.

    Might be hard t ofind one cheap.

    Will breath quite a bit of life into the 939 system.

    Otherwise your up for an expensive upgrade as the mobo can't do AM2 stuff, and the RAM is DDR - not DDR2 used in later systems.

    Alternatively if you can get a lower end Opt and overclock it ...

    Good luck and I hope this helps !!
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