Originally Posted by Sazar
I am not putting your processor down m8... I am saying that you can't use 3dmark03 as a valid cpu benchmark based off the 3dmark03 score...
if you want to compare relative cpu performance in a test such as 3dmark2001 or something like that where the cpu performance shows up clearer...
the 3000+ and 3200+ cpu's are around the $200 mark and both oc rather well and give excellent gaming performance... you won't get a 500-600mhz improvement over stock clock but due to the on-die memory controller you will have a better relative scaling of performance..
I know you are not attacking Intel, Sazar,
I am talking about some of the more extreme fan boys out there. You are right that the 3000-3200 is a very good value and decent at OC. It's a good recommendation on your part. Some folks want to avoid registered ram etc. I like the Intel's personally because they shine very well outside of the gaming arena too. Also I like being able to fix my bus at 33/66 when I OC. I don't like OCing my entire system.