Yeah, I don't intend to OC for longevity reasons. So I won't be seeing like a 5-10 fps difference at stock speeds here or something? Is there some circumstance where the 512k in the cache will outweight the 200mhz on the core?
I was actually buying a whole computer and I needed one quickly for numerous reasons, so instead of ordering parts off of newegg or a computer from iBuyPower I was at a local retailer. The computer I got has an extra 50 GBs in addition anyway.
But is the performance difference big enough to warrant the difficulties of selling my processor and buying a 3700+ in leu?
EDIT: Hm, looking back over the replies there seem to be some pretty conflicting opinions.... I didn't notice the fellow saying the performance difference is somewhat big. I'm a bit confused... which is it?