Originally posted by duckmoose
Well that just ****es me off. I was sold a 3800+ against my better judgement by a salesperson telling me that. I really feel cheated. How big would teh performance difference be?
Quite frankly, it won't make much difference. The extra 200MHz on the 3800+ will probably make it slightly faster than the 3700+, but in reality, the extra 512k of cache does not make very many noticeable boosts in performance. The reason most people recommend the 3700+ is because it easily overclocks to 2.4GHz, so it would be the same speed as the 3800+ and have 1mb of cache, but it really makes not much difference.