San Diego vs. Venice

What would be a better processor:
the Athlon 3700+ San Dieogo with its 2.2 Ghz and 1Mb L2 cache
or the Athlon 3800+ Venice with 2.4 Ghz and a 512Kb L2 cache?

The price difference between the two is $50 so lets consider that inconsequential. Would the 3800+ give better performance that the 3700+?
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  1. The San Diego will scale better when o/cing but at stock speeds, they should be close.

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  2. care to explain? =D

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  3. But wouldn't a 3700+ at 2.6Ghz be better than the 3800+ at the same speed, even if the 3800+ can get higher clock speeds than that?
  4. Actually I meant more like if both the 3700+ and 3800+ reach the same mhz speed, the San Diego will be faster due to the 1MB L2 cache.

    EDIT: Hmmm I just realized, perhaps scale was the wrong word to use here.. Okay, let me see if this makes it more clear, the Sand Diego's <i>performance</i> scales better with clock speed than the Venice.

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  5. But the 3700+ is a San Diego while the the 3800+ is a Venice, which means SD=1MB L2 cache, Venice=512K L2. Therefore at the same clock speed SD>Venice. :wink:

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  6. Quote:
    What would be a better processor:
    the Athlon 3700+ San Dieogo with its 2.2 Ghz and 1Mb L2 cache
    or the Athlon 3800+ Venice with 2.4 Ghz and a 512Kb L2 cache?

    I think you need to read his initial post again. :wink:

    With the A64s I'm pretty sure it is better with more cache. I know the P4 6xx series isn't necessarily better than the 5xx series but that's cause the 2MB L2 cache in the 600 series has higher latency than the cache in the 500 series.

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