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Old 04-24-2006, 09:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was browsing over the specs of the various Athlon X2's, and I realized that the 4400 and the 4800 have 2MB L2 cache (2 x 1MB), whereas the others have 1MB (2 x 512k).

Are there circumstances when it would be better to have the 4400+ than the 4600+ because of the cache difference?


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Old 04-24-2006, 09:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure there wouldn't be.

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arent 4400+ and 4800+ better anyway?
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Old 04-24-2006, 03:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you have absolutely no intention of OCing then the 4600+ will be better because 200mhz makes a bigger difference than the bigger cache
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Old 04-24-2006, 04:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you can oc the 4400 to 4800 speeds on stock cooling so it's prob the best buy out of the x2 family.
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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you can oc the 4400 to 4800 speeds on stock cooling so it's prob the best buy out of the x2 family.
i disagree. i overclocked my 3800+ to past 4800+ speeds on the stock cooling. the 4600+ at stock speeds is clearly better than the 4400+ at stock speeds, hence the higher p-rating. once you start overclocking though its a whole different ball game. the 4400+ would be better value if overclocking
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you are not Overclocking, then the higher clock speed is better.
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks, just the info I was looking for.

Now, if I can just keep from drooling...

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4200 and 4600 are definitely not worth it.

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Old 05-02-2006, 04:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Found this on a website:

There have been situations in which a chip manufacturer will deliberately underrate a chip in response to market pressure. This results in an inexpensive component that (with a little extra voltage) is easily overclocked to match the speed of a more expensive component. One example is the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ (codename Toledo) processor, which was easily made as fast as the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+, simply by increasing the voltage and clock speeds. Manufacturers will often sell these processors at 50% extra. Users can often easily overclock a component to above the highest settings a manufacturer will sell a component for.

I agree with John, no point with the 4200+ and 4600+

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