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Old 02-07-2006, 07:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i'm sorry but even the 3800+, weakest of the dual cores has more than enough power on one core to max out physics engines etc on modern games, what more can you need. but you're right there really isn't such a thing as "future proof" but by buying a dual core now he will probably save himself having to upgrade sooner in the future
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i have a newcastle 3500 and trust me they dont overclock for ****, if anyone here has a san diego 3200 they could probably beat my cpu. In my opinion even though the 3800 x2 isnt future proof it can at least handle multiple programs at once just imagine playing bf2 and unreal tournament on another minimized window lol.
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i'm sorry but even the 3800+, weakest of the dual cores has more than enough power on one core to max out physics engines etc on modern games, what more can you need. but you're right there really isn't such a thing as "future proof" but by buying a dual core now he will probably save himself having to upgrade sooner in the future
The newcastle 3800+ is a single core processor. It is the predecessor to the winchester and venice cores with 512mb of L2 cache.

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he nvr said it waqs the newcastle he was talking abou the x2 version.
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Old 02-08-2006, 06:27 AM   #15 (permalink)
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no offence FghtinIrshNvrDi but when i say
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even the 3800+, weakest of the dual cores
you would assume i was talking about the x2 3800+. although i can see how its taken out of context when the topic is about a 3800+ newcastle.
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no i think he was just refering to that processor not saiying u were talking about it.
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