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Old 11-03-05, 03:14 AM   #1
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Default AMD 64bit 3500+ or X2 3800+ ?

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?
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Old 11-03-05, 03:26 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-03-05, 03:31 AM   #3
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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?
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Old 11-03-05, 03:48 AM   #4
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I'd go with the X2 3800+ and overclock that sucker..
Also why is this in the NVIDIA GeForce 6 and 7 Series section?
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Old 11-03-05, 04:01 AM   #5
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Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, mods can move it
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Old 11-03-05, 08:49 AM   #6
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I've had both....X2 is the hands down winner!
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Old 11-03-05, 12:09 PM   #7
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Default Re: AMD 64bit 3500+ or X2 3800+ ?

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 :

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...t=57444&page=8

Look at the "therapture" post , 5th one from above .
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Old 11-03-05, 12:29 PM   #8
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well, got the new pc. went for the X2 3800+ . getting 7417 3DMark05 without anything oc'd. pretty happy.
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Old 11-03-05, 12:36 PM   #9
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