Well in theory yes, the single chip solution by Nvidia should have less delay than the VIA's chip, and it supports 1000HT. Let's just leave it as Nvidia's better than Nvidia how's that? the MSI K8N is a superior board than the Asus K8V.
The 3000+ is newcastle, i like the 3200+ clawhammer is because it has 1mb L2 cache, and the reason for that is because... nm just buy the clawhammer if you can still find one.
Scott is the a64 man-he'll steer ya right. He is also an overclocking nut. :smile: So if you don't plan to overclock newcastle is actually a bit faster I think??? If you plan to overclock a bit he says go for the clawhammer like I did.
(If you overclock you can raise the speed....but not the cache:>)
currently available athlon 64 3200+ cores:
newcastle=2200 fsb 512 l2 cache
clawhammer=2000fsb 1mb l2 cache
<font color=black>yippie ki ya, m..........<font color=black>