this is a good find:
HyperTransport technology for high speed I/O communication
One 16-bit link up to 2000MHz
Up to 8GB/s HyperTransport I/O bandwidth
Up to 14.4GB/s total delivered processor-to-system bandwidth
The other chip had a 9gb/HT I/O: Justifies the extra 60 bucks:
The FSB is integrated. ??? but at what clock speed. is it enough for the RAM.
It has a 640K effective cache
Still a find.
I'm not trying make you mad. I'm just trying to prove a point. Some of the mst overlooked issues with System Performance is the FSB of the Memory to CPU, I/O System Bus bandwidth, and CPU to FSB Bottleneck.
It could be a waste of money and most people who upgrade to a great video card don't get to see the Cards full potential.
a $489 Cpu is not bad when it can handle a 1600mhz FSB. The motherboard needs to be able to clock at those speeds too.
There is a world of difference. Especially when your playing EQ2, Farcry, Halo III and so on.
I'm sorry I offended you. I just care that people should look deeper into products other than their "MARKETED" values.