help with processor choosing - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-02-2005, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 49
Question help with processor choosing

ok im looking for an amd 64 processor could someone please tell me the difference between the amd64 processors.

e.g. whats the difference between an amd athlon 64 venice, san deiago, foxconn or fx (i really hope foxconn and FX arnt the same otherwise im going to look really stupid)

and what will i get the best results with

cheers
__________________

__________________
Still stupid but getting there... :D
Rich97 is offline  
Old 10-02-2005, 08:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Apokalipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,556
Default

Venice and San Diego are different core architectures. AMD tries to improve the cores of their Athlon 64's all the time. the cores for Athlon 64's are:
Clawhammer (socket 754 and 939, the first core)
Newcastle (the second core, in socket 939)
Winchester (the first one to have a die size of 90nm. had problems with getting high clock speeds)
Venice (the second to have a die size of 90nm. overclocks really well)
San Diego (the same as a Venice, but with more L2 cache)
Manchester (2 Venices cores in the one chip)
Toledo (2 San diego's in the one chip)

foxconn is a motherboard brand

FX is a type of Athlon 64, that is designed to be high-end. it comes with an unlocked multiplier.
__________________

__________________
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 10-02-2005, 08:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Nitestick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: смерти для спаме
Posts: 8,473
Default

venice and san diego are essentially the same thing, escept for one difference. the san diego cores are superior because they have a larger L2 cache
__________________
Visit my website - nitestick.net
"Guitar is cool. If you donít think the guitar is cool, then youíre stupid. And I will fight you! " - Brendon Small
I'm sorry but I do not accept support requests via IM, email, or personal messages
You can contact me for Forum related issues via PM only.

Nitestick is offline  
Old 10-02-2005, 08:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 49
Default

cheers how much extra speed could you get out of overclocking a venice or san deiago i heard that with faster processors overclocking is getting slightly pointless

by the way im not an overclocker incase you havent guessed already
__________________
Still stupid but getting there... :D
Rich97 is offline  
Old 10-02-2005, 09:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Nitestick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: смерти для спаме
Posts: 8,473
Default

i'm not to sure about the overclockability of the two cores but seeing as they are virtually the same i'd imagine its fairly similar so san diego will still be superior. overclocking is not pointless, but it is starting to get quite hard especially with the way intel manufactures its cpu's to take advantage of sheer clock speed which could leaqd to some big problems with overclocking.
__________________
Visit my website - nitestick.net
"Guitar is cool. If you donít think the guitar is cool, then youíre stupid. And I will fight you! " - Brendon Small
I'm sorry but I do not accept support requests via IM, email, or personal messages
You can contact me for Forum related issues via PM only.

Nitestick is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.