I am looking to spend between 200-250 for a new AMD processor for my new rig.
I dunno about you guys, but my comps generally keep me happy for at least 4 years. A year ago I would have gone Barton 3200 in a heart beat, but now it seems like 64 might be the way to go.
Here I see a $3 difference between a Socket A Barton 3200 XP
and a Socket 939 Winchester 3200 64.
I must be missing something, right? It looks damn tempting to me.
Model: AMD Athlon XP 3200+
-Operating Frequency: 2.2GHz
-Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/512K
-Socket: Socket A
-Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+
-Packaging: Retail Box (Heatsink and Fan included)
-Model: Athlon 64 3200+
-Operating Frequency: 2.0GHz
-FSB: Integrated into Chip
-Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/ 512KB
-Socket: Socket 939
-Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+
-Warranty: 3-year MFG
-Packaging: Retail(with Heatsink and Fan)
What am I missing about this deal, it seems a no-brainer for the 64. I notice a few differences but I do not know their significance.