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Old 08-28-2007, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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are they better than sockets 939?

n y do they put 2 x 512kb not 1mb

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Yeah, they're better. But not by a whole lot.

They use DDR2 RAM which is a lot faster than DDR RAM. They also require a little bit less power. That's about it.

I have the AM2 4800+ @ 3GHz. It's not the best, but I'm happy with it.

EDIT: Oh and I'm not sure why AMD skimped on the cache sizes...kind of lame if you ask me.


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The larger cache isn't worth it - they can clock them higher much easier. Most 1MB designs are needed to supply the server market.

The performance is just about the same but they require less power.
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