View Full Version : AMD 64bit 3500+ or X2 3800+ ?

11-03-05, 02:14 AM
Today I'm gonna get my new pc (with a 7800GTX). Now I have doubts about the cpu, I was going to get the X2 3800+, but I heard the 3500+ is faster for gaming. What would you recommend?

11-03-05, 02:26 AM
With the new drivers released and to be released the GPU will take advantage of the second core but its not a huge leap in performance. If money is an issue go for the 3500, its a great chip and can OC to nice heights. Dual Core is really only worth it for being future proof and if you got the extra money to throw around.

11-03-05, 02:31 AM
yeah, but I don't want to spend 250€ on a cpu that's not suitable for the future, is the 3800+ X2 a good game performer, coupled with a 7800GTX?

11-03-05, 02:48 AM
I'd go with the X2 3800+ and overclock that sucker..
Also why is this in the NVIDIA GeForce 6 and 7 Series section?

11-03-05, 03:01 AM
Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, mods can move it

11-03-05, 07:49 AM
I've had both....X2 is the hands down winner!

11-03-05, 11:09 AM
IMHO you should definately go for X2 3800+ and with some decent cooling ( or even on stock for that matter ) it should overclock quite well ( upto X2 4400+ speeds ) . Think of X2 as getting two processors instead of one . Although the performance doesnt exactly double , it does give a boost when you are multitasking . Newer games like F.E.A.R. and City of villians show upto 10 ~15 % increase in performance with Dual Core processors .You should the release 80 drivers threads over in the forceware section , they had some very good performance comparison figures there . Doom 3 , if i remember correctly , also benefits from it . So , overall you should be very well equipped for the future by going with dual core :) .

Edit : Saved you the hassle of searching :


Look at the "therapture" post , 5th one from above .

11-03-05, 11:29 AM
well, got the new pc. went for the X2 3800+ . getting 7417 3DMark05 without anything oc'd. pretty happy.

11-03-05, 11:36 AM
Good choice ;)