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Old 11-29-2008, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the difference between Athlon's Brisbane and Windsor? The difference between Phenom's X3 and the Black Edition?

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Old 11-29-2008, 09:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What is the difference between Athlon's Brisbane and Windsor? The difference between Phenom's X3 and the Black Edition?

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brisbane is 65nm, windsor is 90nm. windsor runs hotter than brisbanes. also teh x3 is a tri-core, or a phenom with 1 core disabled. and the black edition has an unlocked multiplier which just helps when you're overclocking.
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brisbane is 65nm, windsor is 90nm. windsor runs hotter than brisbanes. also teh x3 is a tri-core, or a phenom with 1 core disabled. and the black edition has an unlocked multiplier which just helps when you're overclocking.
You forgot one thing and this is perfect

Most Windsor's (newer ones are 1mbx2 cache) older ones like my X2 4600+ is 512kbx2 cache and all Brisbanes are 512mbx2
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I am not looking to overclock, I am a simpleton at best when it comes to computer tech! I am looking for a inexpensive way to do some good gaming, multimedia, graphic design, etc. Would I be better off with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ a 2.6GHz (Brisbane), or is there a big quality difference and worth the extra cash to buy the AMD Phenom X3 8650 2.3GHz ? Or with propper cooling the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ a 3.2GHz (Windsor) ?
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multimedia and design will benefit more from the 3rd core than it will from the higher clocks of the x2's.
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Just get a Phenom Quad Core. Get the 9850 or 9950 and they should be able to handle all that you've stated.
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thanks for your help, I will look into the 9950...$237 here in Panama!!
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I have the 9850 phenom and it rocks!!!
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