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Old 11-20-2005, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im looking at 2 processors the athlon 64 3200+ venice and the opteron 244 sledgehammer.

this is the athlon 3200+ venice:152$

CPU Socket Type Socket 939
Tech Spec
Core Venice
Name Athlon 64 3200+
Operating Frequency 2.0GHz
FSB 1GHz
L1 Cache 64KB+64KB
L2 Cache 512KB
Process Type 90 nm
Hyper-Transport Support Yes
64 bit Support Yes
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, 3DNOW! Professional
Voltage 1.35/1.4V
Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan

this is the opteron 244 sledgehammer:174$

CPU Socket Type Socket 940
Tech Spec
Core SledgeHammer
Name Opteron 244
Operating Frequency 1.8GHz
FSB 800MHz
L1 Cache 64KB+64KB
L2 Cache 1MB
Process Type 0.13 ¬Ķm
Hyper-Transport Support Yes
64 bit Support Yes
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, 3DNOW! Professional
Voltage 1.5V
Cooling Device None - Processor Only

which is better for gaming? cause i dont know.
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The bottom one is a server cpu as it doesn't fit most atx motherboards because its socket 940. The 3200 is better for what you'd be doing.
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opteron 144
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go for the 3200+, Venice core.

Like BBall100 said, the opteron is a server CPU.
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yeah just noticed the server thing and want the 144 or the 148 venus but i do want to save money or is the 148 worth the 75$ more than the 144?
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get the 144 and OC it...
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good point i was just thinking that when i hit post but it sucks that the 144 isnt on newegg
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Athlon 64 is a PC processor. You can overclock it just the same too. It'll work just fine for you, and the Opteron isn't going to kick it's butt or anything. Not worth the extra cash if you ask me.

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yeah theres a difference in the 144 and 3200+ venice the Operating Frequency is .4 different but overclocking takes care of that. And the 144 is cheaper and it also has a 1mb L2 cache while the #200+ has 512mB L2 cache
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The whole reason people buy the Opterons is because they are tested under heavy loads, are cheaper than the Athlon 64's, and overclock higher most of the time.
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