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job
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      07-29-2006, 08:16 PM
$144 U.S. for the A64 4000+ w/1MB l2.
$185 for the X2 4200+ w/ 2x512 L2
For Games.Which one dudes?Thanks


 
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      07-29-2006, 09:16 PM
For SINGLE threaded applications the A64 4000+ will be faster than the X2
4200+, but not by very much.
when I built my new system I had to ask myself, am I willing to gain 2-5%
better performance in a single application compared to having a 2nd fully
usable application to handle my other tasks? how many times has a friend
asked you to burn a cd for him while you are playing games? or leeching
files from someone at a LAN party? on a single cpu machine those will have a
big impact, however on a dual core, you can do those, plus many other types
of tasks without really being able to notice them running in the background.
Myself, when I build another system, it'll be a dual core, just like this
one.


"job" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> $144 U.S. for the A64 4000+ w/1MB l2.
> $185 for the X2 4200+ w/ 2x512 L2
> For Games.Which one dudes?Thanks
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      07-29-2006, 09:22 PM
In article <VmPyg.502579$(E-Mail Removed)>,
job says...
> $144 U.S. for the A64 4000+ w/1MB l2.
> $185 for the X2 4200+ w/ 2x512 L2
> For Games.Which one dudes?Thanks
>

A single core 3800+ beats an X2 4200 in all benchmarks for gaming.


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Frodo
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      07-29-2006, 10:58 PM
I'm looking at replacing my AMD 3500 with the X2 4200+, computer boots
faster.
When an application goes haywire and tries to eat up CPU processing power,
it will not go over 50%.
New games coming out in the future will have more support for dual and quad
core systems.
NVIDIA and ATI have graphic driver support for dual cores, how much of a
difference it makes, good question?

"job" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> $144 U.S. for the A64 4000+ w/1MB l2.
> $185 for the X2 4200+ w/ 2x512 L2
> For Games.Which one dudes?Thanks
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      07-30-2006, 02:57 PM
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> <VmPyg.502579$(E-Mail Removed)>, job
> says...
>> $144 U.S. for the A64 4000+ w/1MB l2.
>> $185 for the X2 4200+ w/ 2x512 L2
>> For Games.Which one dudes?Thanks
>>

> A single core 3800+ beats an X2 4200 in all benchmarks for gaming.


939 X2 4200 single core performance is close to a San Diego 3500, but since
it's so easy to overclock it to FX-60 speeds I doubt that's really an issue.

OTOH, the AM2 X2 4200 can't run DDR2-800 at full whack because its memory
divider isn't an integer (2200/400 = 5.5), so its RAM runs at about
DDR2-667.


 
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      07-30-2006, 11:52 PM

"job" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> $144 U.S. for the A64 4000+ w/1MB l2.
> $185 for the X2 4200+ w/ 2x512 L2
> For Games.Which one dudes?Thanks
>



Neither, Intel core 2 beats all AMD has to offer unfortunately the MB price
makes it much more $$$.


 
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      08-05-2006, 08:52 PM

"job" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> $144 U.S. for the A64 4000+ w/1MB l2.
> $185 for the X2 4200+ w/ 2x512 L2
> For Games.Which one dudes?Thanks
>
>


Go for the 4200+ X2. It overclocks easily to 2.4ghz using stock cooling,
and it has dual core advantage.


 
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      08-05-2006, 10:17 PM
Well,I went and checked out a bunch of reviews on the 4000+. It kicks ass on
the lower X2's in games. Besides the price was $133.00 U.S. on the Retail
4000+ w/1MB cache.This chip was around $750 8 months ago!!
I use my PC for games and web. I just can't find a good enough reason to get
an X2 even though it's only $50 more for a 2nd core.Used the $50 for more
ram.

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> "job" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:VmPyg.502579$(E-Mail Removed)...
> > $144 U.S. for the A64 4000+ w/1MB l2.
> > $185 for the X2 4200+ w/ 2x512 L2
> > For Games.Which one dudes?Thanks
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> Go for the 4200+ X2. It overclocks easily to 2.4ghz using stock cooling,
> and it has dual core advantage.
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      08-05-2006, 10:41 PM

"job" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Well,I went and checked out a bunch of reviews on the 4000+. It kicks ass
> on
> the lower X2's in games. Besides the price was $133.00 U.S. on the Retail
> 4000+ w/1MB cache.This chip was around $750 8 months ago!!
> I use my PC for games and web. I just can't find a good enough reason to
> get
> an X2 even though it's only $50 more for a 2nd core.Used the $50 for more
> ram.
>


I can understand that. However, I just discovered that the 4200+ x2 can do
2.5ghz using stock cooling. Now, combine that with the latest driver from
AMD ....




 
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      08-09-2006, 07:47 PM
The 4000+ starts out at 2.4.Should be able to get 2.6+ maybe.

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> "job" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> > Well,I went and checked out a bunch of reviews on the 4000+. It kicks

ass
> > on
> > the lower X2's in games. Besides the price was $133.00 U.S. on the

Retail
> > 4000+ w/1MB cache.This chip was around $750 8 months ago!!
> > I use my PC for games and web. I just can't find a good enough reason to
> > get
> > an X2 even though it's only $50 more for a 2nd core.Used the $50 for

more
> > ram.
> >

>
> I can understand that. However, I just discovered that the 4200+ x2 can

do
> 2.5ghz using stock cooling. Now, combine that with the latest driver

from
> AMD ....
>
>
>
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