AMD 64 3500+ and 3400+ - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-20-2004, 09:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 192
Default AMD 64 3500+ and 3400+

I know there is a big price drop between the 3400 and the 3500 and that the 3500 is a completely different chip, the size is differnt etc, but how much faster is the 3500+? is it really worth the extra $150
__________________

Pridurak is offline  
Old 11-20-2004, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,714
Default

$150? On NewEgg, its only $80 . . .

Maybe you're looking at the XP 3400+?

Anyways, the 3500+ has Socket 939, while the 3400+, at least the one I'M looking at is Socket 754 . . .

Socket 939 is the newer one, and the one AMD is sticking with for a while . . .
__________________

__________________
<SMALL><font color=\"blue\">Desktop
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester @ 2000MHz
MSI K8N Neo4 nForce4 Ultra
ThermalTake Tsunami Dream Black w/ Side Window
Antec Neopower 480W
Maxtor 250GB SATA + Seagate 200GB SATA
Patriot 2GB (2x1024) PC3200
NEC ND-3520A DVD+/-RW
Dell 2005FPw 20.1\" Widescreen LCD
ATi Radeon x800XT
-----------
Avatar - Infiniti G35
</font>
koldapu is offline  
Old 11-20-2004, 11:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 192
Default

I am aware of all that. when I downgrade my processor I also downgrade my mother board too thats why it is the $150 jump. but my question stands, how much faster is it?
Pridurak is offline  
Old 11-20-2004, 11:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,714
Default

I wouldnt imagine it to be much FASTER . . . I would imagine that the 3500+ would be more flexible and more upgradeful in the future, like, Socket 939 now has motherboards that are both AGP and PCI-Express, while 754 is still stuck with AGP.

The 3500+ is more future-proof . . . if that's worth $150 to you, then I say get the 3500+. If not, 3400+ is the same quality.
__________________
<SMALL><font color=\"blue\">Desktop
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester @ 2000MHz
MSI K8N Neo4 nForce4 Ultra
ThermalTake Tsunami Dream Black w/ Side Window
Antec Neopower 480W
Maxtor 250GB SATA + Seagate 200GB SATA
Patriot 2GB (2x1024) PC3200
NEC ND-3520A DVD+/-RW
Dell 2005FPw 20.1\" Widescreen LCD
ATi Radeon x800XT
-----------
Avatar - Infiniti G35
</font>
koldapu is offline  
Old 11-20-2004, 11:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 3,543
Default

It also depends on what core you have, they come in different cores meaning better speed here and faster times there.

Honestly you are better off with the 939 (assuming you have the money) than the 3400+, but both will do more than their fair amount.
__________________
15'' Macbook Pro
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16ghz
x1600 128MB
1GB DDR2 SDRAM
Windows XP/Mac OSX 10.5


No longer a Guru of games...
GameGURU 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




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.