I have both of these CPUs lying around with no motherboard since they both failed. I recently got a good deal on 2 9600GT video cards that I wanted to run in SLI mode just for fun and to see if there was much difference. I thought my motherboard supported SLI but it was actually made for Crossfire.
I know that both of these CPUs will be the bottleneck in my test machine, but, I just wanted to try it out anyways. So my question is, which of these CPUs would be a better candidate to run in SLI mode? I had an Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe before the fan on the southbridge completely failed and well the motherboard is dead. I know both CPUs are dual core or whatever, but, which would be the faster of the two? And are they overclockable?
Thanks for your time.
[EDIT: made a mistake, its actually the X2 dual core Athlon 64]
The Athlon is faster in single threaded things for sure. With good cooling either should overclock pretty well.
thanks for your response. I made a mistake, I actually have the X2 version which is dual core. I'm not sure if that makes much difference but thanks for the link. Is there one comparing the X2 and the D 820?