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Amd Athlon 64 X2 5800+ vs. AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+

Ok I'm looking at reviving an old system and have finally gotten down to fine tuning it. What I am asking is the 5800+ better or even on par with the 6000+. I have a HP Pavilion A1540N and I found out that the 5800+ was made specifically for HP computers, but at the same time while they are rated at the same speeds, would the 6000+ with an L2 cache of 1MB be more helpful than the 512 of the 5800+. Unless the 5800+ has much better performance than the 6000+ I'm thinking of sticking to the 6000+ due to price. So to put it simply, Which one gives me more bang for my buck.
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    Both will provide similar performance (as you said, they run at the same speed) but the extra L2 cache for the 6000 gives a little boost in some apps.

    Go with whichever is cheaper, you won't notice the performance difference.
  2. RailGun88 said:
    Ok I'm looking at reviving an old system and have finally gotten down to fine tuning it. What I am asking is the 5800+ better or even on par with the 6000+. I have a HP Pavilion A1540N and I found out that the 5800+ was made specifically for HP computers, but at the same time while they are rated at the same speeds, would the 6000+ with an L2 cache of 1MB be more helpful than the 512 of the 5800+. Unless the 5800+ has much better performance than the 6000+ I'm thinking of sticking to the 6000+ due to price. So to put it simply, Which one gives me more bang for my buck.


    I couldn't tell you which is the better bang for the buck as the circumstances of your purchase are not entirely clear from your post.

    I do not think the 5800 was made specifically for HP. It was available as a retail unit, if I remember correctly.

    There is little speed difference between the 5800 and 6000. The 6000 is faster, but only slightly.
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