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Old 05-24-2006, 03:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It really depends, they're basically neck-n-neck. The Opteron 170 has 2x1Mb L2 cache, but only a 2.0Ghz clock speed compared to the Athlon 64 x2 4400+'s 2x512k L2 cache and 2.2Ghz clock speed.

The reason most prefer the Opteron 170 is because it OC's to 2.6-2.8Ghz and then you get the doubled L2 cache of the Athlon 64 x2 4400+. The Athlon 64 x2 4400+ will OC between 2.4-2.6Ghz, and has half the L2 cache of the Opteron 170.

So if your OCing (which you'd be stupid not to honestly with that hardware), then the Opteron is definitely the way to go.
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