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Old 12-27-2005, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a athlon x2 right now and I was debating going up to the operton, it has a bigger core, but is there any other differences. I use my pc for everything from encoding to playing games.
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Well from what i've heard Opterons overclock further than Athlon X2's and any dual core opteron has double the L2 cache as your Athlon X2 3800+. but its up to you and how much your willing to spend cause if you can you should get a dual core opteron.

heres a compairison on what you have and what you should get

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubCategory=343
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link doesnt work.
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opteron has better silicon, can reach higher speeds (4400+ can only get to 2.6-2.7ghz), and is virtually the same core as the Athlon
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but with a large cache eh? no other differences?
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