Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Windsor 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail
Originally Posted by Kisskerven
only used AMD in the past- and all my friends are stupidly biased from the hype on it (so they are no help- they wont even LOOK at an intels stats) but I was just wondering since I looked up AM2 stuff and unless a new AM2 comes out to compete with even the E6600... Iam going Intel... which is funny since iam going GeForce too apparently- so its all brand new to me
this i think would be the closest thing AMD has come to competing with an e6600
its almost half the price but almost the same performance
its 90nm and only 2 x 1MB L2 cache but the architecture on this CPU is rivaled to that of an e6600
sorry for the double post up top earlier if a mod doesn't mind can they delete that
back on topic though but Nvidia is much better than ATI in my opinion but Nvidia has their downfalls too their prices are high for one but your getting a kick butt card for the money thats top of the line. where as ATI makes cheap cards that do about midrange performance cards not nearly as high tech as Nvidia's cards but their WAY cheaper.
if you plan on doing DX10 i strongly recommend the Nvidia 8800GTS 320MB version also if your doing high end gaming like Crysis or COD4 then you'll definatly wana get this card
if you plan on doing simple games like Bf2, WoW, Quake etc then ATI would be your best bet for a budget gaming rig.
The 8800GTS 320mb ver. should play every game you can think of on max settings 9 times out 10
it all depends on what games ya wana play