View Full Version : Athlon 64 3200+ E4 Stepping

12-04-05, 01:58 PM
I've decided that, for this holiday season, I'll finally upgrade my aging P4 Williamette to something a little more advancedf. The 3000+ seemed to be the best deal, but I read at Anandtech that they're being EOL'd, and it's pretty hard to find one at the online stores thesedays, so I decided to go for the new E4 Stepping of the 3200+, which is a bit more expensive than the E3. My question is: what are the differences between the E4 and E3? Is it just clockspeed, or are there architectural differences as well?

12-04-05, 02:49 PM
I think the E4 Rev. is the new venice based on san diego/optie memory controller that is supposed to be improved over the E3.
And I read somewhere that it has the optie core w/less cache. Not 100% sure of either though.
Also has default voltage of 1.35v, where the default voltage of the E3 is 1.4v..

12-04-05, 02:56 PM
My 3000+ venice default vcore was 1.4v which isn't that big of a deal, I guess. It was still a hell of a lot lower than the 1.650v I was running on my old Athlon XP. yeesh.

12-04-05, 06:27 PM
Okay, thanks for the info.