View Full Version : 939 3000+ vs 754 3400+ ??

06-29-05, 12:17 AM
Ok so as some of you guys know my mobo like spontaneously combusted (ok, ok its not that bad but it is dead, and its a good excuse to upgrade :angel: ) Anyway ive decided to just get a whole new system, my old system had a 754 3400+ in it, i was wondering if the 3000+ would be an upgrade from my old processor, or a downgrade. Now i realize common sense would tell you the 3400 would be better. But i am not up to date at all on the 939 boards and their advantages over a 754 board besides dual channel and hyper transport. Can anyone enlighten me on my situation. Any reccomendations for other procs are welcome. Thanks.

06-29-05, 01:17 AM
Go with the 3000+ so you can upgrade later :)

06-29-05, 12:01 PM
I agree with jakup. I went with a Socket 939 3000+ until I can afford better.

06-29-05, 12:48 PM
Yep, go with the A64 3000 Venice and just overclock the hell out of it. :thumbsup: A64 3400 S754, the Clawhammer has a 1meg L2 cache, and it will be faster at stock speed... but you lose future upgradability. :thumbdwn:

06-29-05, 01:11 PM
Yes, go 939. The Venice core rocks at overclocking :)

06-30-05, 07:32 PM
I would go with the 939 3000+ even though the 754 3400+ will be faster at stock speeds beause you will be able to upgrade the 939 socket and the 754 socket has no place to go.

07-01-05, 11:51 AM
Alright guys thanks, i'll take all this into suggestion :) thanks for the help!

07-01-05, 10:04 PM
I'd save the money and the 600Mhz and wait for the socket m2 in 2006.

07-02-05, 01:30 PM
Unless you plan to get a dual-core s939 cpu before next year, i'd stick with your s754 3400+. There's another new socket next year like dead_iris said.

In synthetic benchmarks dual-channel makes a huge difference, like in sandra mem bench and sciencemark, but in games and most (not all) real world apps, you don't see much benefit at all from the doubled bandwidth, single channel still isn't a bottleneck for the a64 platform (different story with the p4). Have a look on anandtech for reviews comparing s754 and s939 in games/apps clock for clock.

With your 3400+ you've got 2.4ghz at stock(newcastle), or 2.2ghz +1mb L2(clawhammer), i wouldn't want to trade that for only 1.8ghz stock and more ram bandwidth than anything out there makes use of.

07-03-05, 03:34 PM
Socket 754 is only useful if you intend on running future workstation based systems with Sempron processors, otherwise stick with Skt. 939 and enjoy the the capability to go x2! :)

07-03-05, 06:53 PM
M2 is a complete;y new platform in that it's 940pins but has DDR-2 support and dual core.