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Old 01-19-2004, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What are the actual performance differences when it comes down to an Athlon64 3400+ vs. AthlonFX-51? Why is the price for the FX-51 so much more than the 3400+? Also, have they stopped the production of 32-bit processors after the 3200+?

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Old 01-19-2004, 06:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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there isn't that much of a difference between the two. the main difference is that the fx has a dual channel memory config, versus single channel for the 3400. this doesnt make too much of a difference unless u use workstation apps like 3d modeling programs. i would suggest checking out this link to see the actual difference between the two., it has a bunch of benchmarks comparing the two. and for the second question, they will continue production of 32 bit processors, as they are keeping the athlon xp for their budget line.

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dual channel ram support that enables it to have a banwith if 6.4 gigs per second vs amd 64 3200+/3400+ 3.2 wont make that much if a difference but still some there is a test in pc mag that puts it about 7 points slower in a render of various auto cad photoshop etc

(correct me on the exact numbers those were just off the top of my head)
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Old 01-20-2004, 03:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yes they are producing the 32 bit proc's still, they have only 2 64 bit proc's so far.
the 64 bit's do outperform the 32 bit's even when in 32 bit calculations
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