I notice that the prices of the AMD 64 3700+ for the 754 socket got really low (around 180$) considering for it to perform like FX-51 and 3800+ cpus (300$+) on most benchmakrs.
I thought about getting me a new rig mainly to be able to use PCI-E graphic cards. So does it makes any sence to buy a 754 socket mobo with PCI-E and the 3700+ cpu or, for the same price get the 939 socket mobo but with a 3200+ cpu ????
With a slight overclock it can get to the speeds of 4000+
It might be tough to go from 2400mhz to 2.4ghz!
Seriously though, the s939 chip can OC much higher than that. It is also a newer design, with better mem controller, SSE3, and runs cooler.
I have 2 754s, and one 939. The 939 is just better.
That is only true, if OCing. If stock, the 754 is on par.
The 754 3700+ is the best bang for your buck CPU money can buy right now. I have one and the diff between my year old 3200+ NC is HUGE. games are much smooth, windows loads faster, better multy-tasking. i'd honestly say of the thing's i've upgraded in the past month(x850xt,2gig ocz plat,LCD,3700+)....that lil 3700+ is my fav. I just rar'd 450 megs of pics for my GF in like 4 mins.
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