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SeriTonin
02-12-07, 07:44 PM
I'm too broke to make the jump to core 6600-ville. :thumbdwn:

I'm getting about $900 back from income tax which goes to new rig parts every year. I have the gpu end of things clear, im waiting to see what amd/ati offer and any g80 refresh.

But CPU...I'm wondering which is better in the long run, FX-60 or 4800+ since I have to stick to this old (cant believe im saying old) 939 socket.

What oc's better? Yeah, I should have looked for some reviews, but I like to hear user opinion's, people who have owned each, spent lots of time into them and know what the long-term is.

Basically, this has to get me through 2007. Crysis, Bio-shock, Unreal 3, etc. I might be able to get enough play money in October for either a new gpu or cpu, but until then, this is it.

I believe both the fx-60 and 4800+ are clocked at 2.8 and both have 2x 1mb l2 cache, both seem fairly equal.

I'm guessing it's decisive only when it comes to which is a better overclocker?

(Running two sticks of 1gb g. skill ddr 400)

All opinions appreciated, just please dont say "go core". I want to, my wallet though...

ENU291
02-12-07, 07:54 PM
FYI... The Athlon FX 60 is clocked at 2.6GHZ with 2X1MB cache and the Athlon X2 4800+ (65nm) is clocked at 2.4GHZ with 2X512KB cache.

SeriTonin
02-12-07, 07:57 PM
And a third contender....

AMD Opteron 185 Dual Core Processor, 2.6 GHZ

Bearclaw
02-12-07, 08:13 PM
Kind of wondering the same thing guys. Whatis a better chip to get, x2, FX, or an opteron?

Redeemed
02-12-07, 08:17 PM
Well, from a technical standpoint the Opty 185 is identical to the FX-60, except the FX-60 has unlocked multipliers. Now compare the price of the FX-60 to the Optry 185... well, you probably figure why I chose the Opty 185 over the FX-60.

Currently the FX-60 is waaaaay overpriced. My vote is go Opty 185. It should OC to 3GHz without a problem. Essentially, you'll be getting the performance of an FX-60 (minus the unlocked multiplier) for nearly half the price of an FX-60.

Opty 185 is my vote. I just ordered one for my self last Saturday. I'm expecting it to arrive around Wednesday or Thursday. :D

mojoman0
02-12-07, 08:31 PM
will s939 fx-60's be around a year from now from vendors?

Redeemed
02-12-07, 08:38 PM
will s939 fx-60's be around a year from now from vendors?

Possibly. Newegg is still selling FX-55's and FX-57s. Just expect the prices to be sky-high a year from now. By that time, it'd probably be cheaper to go Core2 (including new ram and mobo + Core2 CPU). Then again, I might be wrong.

I'd get an Opty 185, it essentially is an FX-60. It just costs nearly $300 less but performs and oc's the same. :p Not a bad deal. ;)

SeriTonin
02-12-07, 08:45 PM
Opty it is!!! (nana2)

Thank you!!

mojoman0
02-12-07, 08:47 PM
Is the Opty 185 the last s939 chip like the FX-60 or are they still being developed? For some reason I don't like the idea of putting a server cpu in my gaming machine...I'm not an overclocker.

methimpikehoses
02-12-07, 08:49 PM
You can get FX-60's at TD in a combo for a good price, FYI. Or on Ebay. I just sold mine for $335, but I would have let it go for $300!

(I got an e6600 last week... sorry AMD)

SeriTonin
02-12-07, 08:55 PM
I'm aware of the combo's, but im waiting to see what amd/ati have up their sleeve before I shell out the other half of the ol income tax check on a gpu. :D

mojoman0
02-12-07, 08:55 PM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2851762&CatId=2020
crap they do have killer deals...also windows vista home premium + fx-60 = $399

Redeemed
02-12-07, 08:56 PM
Is the Opty 185 the last s939 chip like the FX-60 or are they still being developed? For some reason I don't like the idea of putting a server cpu in my gaming machine...I'm not an overclocker.

I would not expect any more s939 CPUs to be released. In my opinion, we have a better chance of the 8800GTX being released for AGP than getting another s939 CPU.

And as for the Opty, think of it as an FX-60 with merely a different name. Essentially, that is what they are. Compare the specs of the Opty 185 to the FX-60:

Opty 185:

*Dual Core
*2.6 GHz (per core)
*1000MHz HT Frequency
*128KB+128KB L1 Cache
*2x 1MB L2 Cache
*90nm manufacturing process
*Vista Ready, 64-bit support, uses HyperTransport
*MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, 3DNOW! Professional
*1.30/1.35V

FX-60:

*Dual Core
*2.6 GHz (per core)
*2000MHz HT Frequency
*128KB+128KB L1 Cache
*2x 1MB L2 Cache
*90nm manufacturing process
*Vista Ready, 64-bit support, uses HyperTransport
*MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, 3DNOW! Professional
*1.30/1.35V

As you can see the only difference, technically, is that the FX-60 supports an HT Frequency of 2000Mhz. Getting technical, I'm quite confident that the Opty 185 will run with an HT frequency of 2000MHz no problem. That is the only difference between the two processors. Performance between the two is identical for the most part. The Opty 185 will make a great gaming processor- I'll be using it to push my two 8800GTSs! :p

What motherboard are you using?

Redeemed
02-12-07, 09:00 PM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2851762&CatId=2020
crap they do have killer deals...also windows vista home premium + fx-60 = $399

No where is Vista Home Premium mentioned there, unless I missed it.

Other wise that does seem like a sweet deal. I'm only skeptical about that mobo though. Me, I'm running an ASUS A8N32 SLi Dlx- and if that were the mobo in the bundle I'm sure the price would be $400+ easy.

I'm just curious how they can have the bundle so cheap, while a retail (or even OEM) FX-60 is expensive as all get out.

Oh well. My vote is still on the Opty 185. ;)

grey_1
02-12-07, 09:16 PM
No where is Vista Home Premium mentioned there, unless I missed it.

Other wise that does seem like a sweet deal. I'm only skeptical about that mobo though. Me, I'm running an ASUS A8N32 SLi Dlx- and if that were the mobo in the bundle I'm sure the price would be $400+ easy.

I'm just curious how they can have the bundle so cheap, while a retail (or even OEM) FX-60 is expensive as all get out.

Oh well. My vote is still on the Opty 185. ;)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2901402&Sku=A64-FX60-HOME32

Son of A...my wifey just snagged home premium for me at BB. A few dollars more...I gotta think about this...

mojoman0
02-12-07, 09:17 PM
theres a bunch of fx-60 combos on there. I was only linking to that one...I'd ebay the mobo or something....http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2880879&CatId=1955
theres with vista...also comes with other versions if you want...just search fx-60

mojoman0
02-12-07, 09:26 PM
I've got an s939 MSI neo plat nforce4....3500 amd64....will someone buy this combo and sell it to me cheaper in a year?? :D hah

Redeemed
02-12-07, 09:27 PM
theres a bunch of fx-60 combos on there. I was only linking to that one...I'd ebay the mobo or something....http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2880879&CatId=1955
theres with vista...also comes with other versions if you want...just search fx-60

That really isn't a bad deal. I'd say go with one of those combos instead then. Heck, if I hadn't already bought this Opty 185 I'd probably get one of those combos as well. :o

Great deals, I'm surprised Newegg doesn't have any such deals.

Redeemed
02-12-07, 09:28 PM
I've got an s939 MSI neo plat nforce4....3500 amd64....will someone buy this combo and sell it to me cheaper in a year?? :D hah

More than likely they'd sell it for double the price. :firedevil

methimpikehoses
02-13-07, 12:28 PM
Yeah those TD deals are pretty good, even if the bundles aren't the best quality. The Vista premium seems to be the best one. TD must be trying to clear out their inventory.

The Opty 185 is $350 at the Egg, so it's clear that the FX-60 + Vista anything is a better deal (if you have the stomach to try Vista now).

Getting one OEM on Ebay might be the best bet, since if you are bothering to buy an FX-60 you MUST already have a 939 mobo.