View Full Version : From p4 2.8 with 5950 to p4 3.0 with 5950..Any difference?

06-04-04, 08:12 AM
Hey Gamers through da entire world...

I jst bought a new pentium 4 3.0C (switched my old 2.8C and paid 40$ difference) :)

Tell me Will i notice any difference in my gaming experience..like 3-5 more frames in games like farcry :rolleyes:

My 3dmark 2003 changed from 6000 to 6050 :retard:

So tell me what are exactly my advantages in paying those extra 40 $(US)...Gaming wise off courseeeee.... :ORDER:

One more thing..is the p4 3.0C considered a high end cpu now??

Thank you guys..........

06-04-04, 08:19 AM
Not in far cry, there will be very little increase with far cry as it is maxing out the gfx card more than the CPU.

06-04-04, 08:20 AM
Was your 2.8 a 533 fsb processor (Northwood-B) or was it 800 like your current 3.0? The extra 200 MHz clockspeed probably won't make that much of a difference, but if you went from a 533 to an 800 fsb, there will be some increases in applications that can benefit from extra memory bandwidth. If you paid $40 out of pocket for that processor, I think you got a good deal.

3DMark03 is more stressful on a video subsystem so a CPU upgrade won't show much there. 3DMark 2001SE is more dependant on CPU/fsb speed so you should see an increase there.

And to answer your last question, the 3.0c isn't really considered "high end" any more. They can be had retail for less than $250. The high-end P4 CPUs are the 3.4 GHz Prescott as well as the P4 Extreme Edition. The latter CPU will run you about $1,000 thanks to its 2 mb of level 3 cache. :eek:

06-04-04, 08:26 AM
They are both northwood mann....

Second.. U mean if i am buyin soon a 6800 ultra i am killling its potential now with this old fashioned 3.0C cpu??? :retard:
And i have to upgrade my cpu first or i will be cpu limitedd with this 3.0?? :lame:

06-04-04, 08:27 AM
They are both northwood mann....

There are two different Northwood cores, mann...

533 fsb = Northwood-B
800 fsb = Northwood-C (hence P4-C)


06-04-04, 08:33 AM
3.0C (switched my old 2.8C and paid 40$ difference)....

tang u anyways :)