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Old 04-16-2005, 12:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking at some benchmarks on THG, and the AMD Athlon 64 3400+ (Newcastle) S754 is a beast. I realize it's S754, but it's only $219 on zipzoomfly and beats the crap out of the highly popular AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (Winchester) S939 for $190. For only $29 more, I'd say the 3400+ is a pretty darn good deal. After seeing how it performs, I'm considering getting one myself.

What do you guys think is the most underrated CPU?
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Old 04-16-2005, 12:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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mine...of course
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Socket 754 isn't bad, but it has no future. I have a Socket 754 Athlon 64 3200+, and I am happy with it now, however, if I wanted to up it to 3800+ or whatever i couldn't.
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Was the 939 3200 with dual channel ram?

It's got to be the semprons (don't laugh) as they are so cheap, and surprisingly good, (well not great, but still good.)
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no, socket 754 doesn't have dual channel

however I think the most underrated CPU's are the Semprons or Celerons
TF is actually run on a 2.6GHZ Celeron
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What are the spec's of the TF server? I know it has 1.5gb of ram and now the 2.6ghz celeron.
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Check out this article showing how well the Sempron 3100+ can be overclocked. The sempron is quite impressive for $110.
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The S939 is cheaper, supports dual channel and you can OC them quite well, so thats its appeal to many
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Isnt AMD gonna stop making S754 in the near future? there isnt a whole loy of point to buying a S754 nowadays when u can get a S939.
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S754 has no future, so even if they do out perform some of the newer S939's, they are not worth buying now...
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