AMD processor SPEC HELP NEEDED

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eatbutt

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this any good???

Model: AMD™ Athlon™ 64 3000+
Core: Winchester
Speed: 1.8GHz
System Bus: Up to 1600 MHz
Cache: 512KB L2 Cache
Process: 0.13 Micron
Socket: 939
Packaging: OEM
and does System Bus mean frontside bus? FSB
 

Apokalipse

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I'd look for the Venice rather than the Winchester
*edit* those specs are wrong. Winchesters are 0.09 micron (or 90nm) not 0.13

and the Athlon 64's don't have a FSB. the system bus is their equivalent.
basically the FSB is the link between memory and CPU via the memory controller chip. because the Athlon 64's have their memory controller chip onboard, the FSB is inside the CPU itself and not through the motherboard. the link between CPU and memory is called Hypertransport (or HTT)
 

DJ-CHRIS

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It's a good processor, they got the BUS SPEED wrong, stupid noob's.

Currently the best core is the Venice Core, which is really overclockable and features SSE3 instructions for enhanced peformance
 

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apokalipse said:
I'd look for the Venice rather than the Winchester
*edit* those specs are wrong. Winchesters are 0.09 micron (or 90nm) not 0.13

and the Athlon 64's don't have a FSB. the system bus is their equivalent.
basically the FSB is the link between memory and CPU via the memory controller chip. because the Athlon 64's have their memory controller chip onboard, the FSB is inside the CPU itself and not through the motherboard. the link between CPU and memory is called Hypertransport (or HTT)

Learned something new today. Thank You!!
 

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apokalipse said:
I'd look for the Venice rather than the Winchester
*edit* those specs are wrong. Winchesters are 0.09 micron (or 90nm) not 0.13

and the Athlon 64's don't have a FSB. the system bus is their equivalent.
basically the FSB is the link between memory and CPU via the memory controller chip. because the Athlon 64's have their memory controller chip onboard, the FSB is inside the CPU itself and not through the motherboard. the link between CPU and memory is called Hypertransport (or HTT)
The winchester's are not 90nm, they are 130nm and always have been. where ever did you hear that they were not?
 

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From somewhere with the right facts. The winchesters were the first AMD 64's with 90nm.

(in the link in the sig, on CPU-Z it says 90nm too.)


The Winchesters are still good, but if you are getting a new CPU than the Venice is what you want, better overclockability, and the SSE3 instructions.
 
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