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2.8 and 3.0Ghz P4, what's the difference?

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April 26, 2003 3:12:30 PM

I'd really like to get the 3ghz P4 with the 800mhz fsb, but the 2.8 with the 800mhz fsb is quite a bit cheaper. What I want to know is if the only difference in these processors is the clock speed? What are the differences if any?

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April 26, 2003 3:14:03 PM

Clock speed. As far as I know they should both have HT, but maybe not. These are the only two things that could account for such a price difference. Oh and they may come with different heatsinks, but that's not really a purchasing related issue...



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April 26, 2003 4:20:06 PM

I also think that both 2.8Ghz and 3.0Ghz P4s with 800Mhz have HT enabled... I think the price difference is mainly because the 3.0Ghz is currently top-of-the-line, though not for long... The 3.2Ghz will be coming soon, and the prices should drop again.
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April 27, 2003 5:15:57 AM

shouldnt be any difference, except clockspeed, this is a very typical situation with processors though, AMD and Intel

the top of the line is very expensive, then the next down is roughly half the price,

the older the chip the smaller the price gap in between,

id buy the 2.8 instead of the 3.0, and put the money saved to a new vidcard, or a nice soundsystem

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April 27, 2003 5:40:37 AM

Oh I already got that new vidcard. How's about a Radeon 9800 pro for a mere $330 (I know a guy).
May 4, 2003 4:45:47 PM

That's a really nice price indeed! I had to pay around $500 for mine.

From what I've read, the 800 FSB 2.8 GHz and 3.0 Ghz CPUs are the same with the exception of the clock speed.
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