Core Values. - 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 05-20-2006, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
Content Team
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 249
Default Core Values.

I always see people on the net metion their cores, whether it be AMD Venice, Winchester, San Diego etc. Well what does that mean exactly and how do I find out which one I have?
__________________

DefragMyHead is offline  
Old 05-21-2006, 06:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 512
Default

Different cores are just different 'generations' of a certain chip. For example, you could buy an AMD 64 3700 Venice core, which is fast, but not as fast as a 3700 San Diego which has a 1mb L2 cache (as opposed to the Venice's 512kb).

To find out which core you're running just look at your CPU box, or run a program such as CPU-Z.
__________________

__________________
AMD 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.2ghz
2048mb Corsair PC3200 RAM (2x1gb)
WinFast NF4SK8AA Motherboard
660GB HDD Capacity (3xHDD)
600w Enermax PSU
eVga 8800 GTS 320mb
Diabetic is offline  
Old 05-21-2006, 07:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Nitestick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: смерти для спаме
Posts: 8,473
Default

Quote:
Different cores are just different 'generations' of a certain chip. For example, you could buy an AMD 64 3700 Venice core, which is fast, but not as fast as a 3700 San Diego which has a 1mb L2 cache (as opposed to the Venice's 512kb).
WRONG!!! but close

the rating basically indicates raw power, so 3700+ is 3700+ no matter what way you look at it. that and the fact there is no 3700+ venice but there is a 3800+ venice. cache makes a difference but it does not effect the power of a given rating. for instance take the san diego core@2.4ghz vs. the venice@2.4ghz. the san diego is 4000+ and the venice is 3800+.

the different cores basically define different features. e.g. venice=90nm, 512kb L2 cache (and some other features we won't go into) san diego=90nm, 1024kb L2 cache.
Nitestick is offline  
Old 05-21-2006, 10:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 512
Default

Ah right, I appologise then for giving a slightly incorrect explanation. *hangs head in shame and backs out*
__________________
AMD 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.2ghz
2048mb Corsair PC3200 RAM (2x1gb)
WinFast NF4SK8AA Motherboard
660GB HDD Capacity (3xHDD)
600w Enermax PSU
eVga 8800 GTS 320mb
Diabetic is offline  
Old 05-21-2006, 03:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
Content Team
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 249
Default

**** you Diabetic, I would have believed your erroneous explanation to my grave!
DefragMyHead is offline  
Old 05-22-2006, 03:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 512
Default

Well, i think we all learned a valuable bit of info from this..... yeps, thats right; NEVER EVER should you trust someone with a syringe for his or her avatar!
__________________

__________________
AMD 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.2ghz
2048mb Corsair PC3200 RAM (2x1gb)
WinFast NF4SK8AA Motherboard
660GB HDD Capacity (3xHDD)
600w Enermax PSU
eVga 8800 GTS 320mb
Diabetic 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 02:47 AM.


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