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Old 03-08-2006, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Athlon X2 4800 vs. Dual Intel Xeon 3.0Ghz

Which do you rate to be the best? I plan on using my machine for games like Halo 2 PC, Starship Troopers, Earth 2160, etc. and also to run a high speed server. Which do you think is better?
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The X2 will destroy the Xeon.
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Awesome. Now that's the kinda talk i wanna here
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I voted AMD
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think AMD is gonna get %100. Especially on these forums. The only time it wouldn't would be if someone was screwing around and put INTEL for fun.
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Pretty much everyone locally said the same thing, so I decided to go with AMD this time around and got a decent motherboard with 1000Mhz FSB and am also getting the X2 4800. The next one up (FX-60) was just too much and I couldn't justify spending over a grand on a processor, particularly when the 4800 already dominates the dual Xeons. How high can the 4800 be overclocked?
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If you want to overclock, honestly get an Opteron. They are much much cheaper and can easily reach X2 4800's speeds.
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Im willing to bet Dual 3.0ghz Xenons would tear that single 4800+ up in a server.
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Im willing to bet Dual 3.0ghz Xenons would tear that single 4800+ up in a server.
I wonder why... maybe cause there server CPUs. I voted AMD 4800+, and if your going to overclock get an opteron 165 or 4400+.
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