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Old 05-14-2005, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the difference between Newcastle and Venice cores in an AMD processor and which one is better. Seems like the Venice is about $25 more than newcastle but other than that I have no idea what is what.
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Venince is better; buy the Venince.

Newcastle is old, skt 754 and 939, don't buy.

Winchester is better than newcastle. skt 939

Venince is best: skt 939

If you're into OCing, Venince is a good core to OC
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I see I see, any difference hardware wise, like bigger cache size or anything, or is it just better to OC?
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newcastle = 130nm


venice= 90nm plus new SSE3 instructions
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I dont know what that meeeaaannnss!!
Sorry I'm still kinda new.
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venice has SSE3 instructions, which others don't have

the new san diego's have bigger caches (lol..cache), but don't expect a big performance gain over the 512mb L2 cache cpu's

IMO you should go with the retail venice 3200+ ($210)

in simple words, 90nm = runs cooler then 130nm
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Decisions Desisions, thanks for the help tho guys. Still not sure what SSE3 means tho.
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Cache doesn't mean that much; It helps a little but not a lot. Don't shell out a lot just for a bigger cache size.

The 90/130 nm nubius was talking about is related to how they are constructed. the smaller the nm is better.

SSE3 helps w/ advanced programs...Nubius explains below.
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it's SSE3 emeral, not SEE3

but they are just another set of instructions dude, programs that use it will be able to run better because the CPU knows how to operate it efficiently.

Drivers are instructions for your video cards, this is the same thing.
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Oh my bad Nubius, I'll change SEE
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