View Full Version : Upgrade Info?

01-31-06, 03:45 PM
just need some info on cpu upgrade.. i am getting a asus A8N32 and a GTX 256mb and 600W Enermax Noisetaker .. but am undecided to get the 2x duel core or a single core for now was thinking Athlon 64 3700 "San Diego" or the Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800 .. you see this duel core one is about 60 dearer and will i benefit any more in games/apps? i.e photoshop .also i can put this to the Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty ....

just need to no if the x2 is worth the extra and who has had these chips. and seen the difference

thanks for reading

01-31-06, 05:07 PM
actually, photoshop does seem to be enhanced for multi-core processors. nvidia's drivers also have enhancements written for dual core cpu's.

i would say go for the X2. it will make the whole windows environment smoother. its not a slouch in terms of game performance either, and OC's like a dream :)

01-31-06, 05:12 PM
thanks for reply ..:)

with the San Diego faster clocked (at single speed) will i not see mutch differance with the x2 being slower at single speed .. also i am still useing win xp not the 64bit version..