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Old 11-19-2005, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Opteron 148 venus or athlon 3700 san diego?

Which one is better overall for anything including:
Gaming
ocing
websurfing
photoshop
word processing.

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Old 11-19-2005, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-19-2005, 07:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Its just about the same thing. It depends on which stepping the opteron has. The better stepping will overclock the best.
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I would go for the athlon 3700. It's a lot better for games and can be overclocked more and is generally cheaper so an all over good for the athlon Main rule
use AMD 64 if your going to play games
Use Intel if your going to do intensive things like video editing

AMD pritty much rules the processor market for me. AMD 64's run cooler are faster on games and aree usally quiter as they don't require large fans.
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Wow you aren't very well informed are you? An opteron is made by AMD, is 64 bit, and will overclock better than a normal AMD 64bit for less money.
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Old 11-19-2005, 08:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Are they both Socket 939?
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Yes they are.
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Old 11-19-2005, 10:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow you aren't very well informed are you? An opteron is made by AMD, is 64 bit, and will overclock better than a normal AMD 64bit for less money.
I know they are both amd. I was just wondering which one is better overall for all of the things I have listed. So the opteron it is?

edit: oops sorry thought you were talking to me.
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Old 11-20-2005, 08:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
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the opteron is like the same exact thing as the san diego, the only difference is the opteron has gone through more extensive testing because sometimes it is usually used in servers, which wuold be s940 with the ECC mememory but this is s939 for home made servers, it most likely is a san diego core tested more and changed the name to venus
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ONLY difference between 3700+ San Diego and 148 Venus, the Opteron overclocks higher.
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