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A64 4000+ or X2 4200+?

Discussion in 'AMD Overclocking' started by job, Jul 29, 2006.

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    job Guest

    $144 U.S. for the A64 4000+ w/1MB l2.
    $185 for the X2 4200+ w/ 2x512 L2
    For Games.Which one dudes?Thanks
     
    job, Jul 29, 2006
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    Zhorntix Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:VmPyg.502579$...
    > $144 U.S. for the A64 4000+ w/1MB l2.
    > $185 for the X2 4200+ w/ 2x512 L2
    > For Games.Which one dudes?Thanks
    >
    >
     
    Zhorntix, Jul 29, 2006
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    Conor Guest

    In article <VmPyg.502579$>,
    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.


    --
    Conor

    "No trilogy should have more than four books" - Arthur C. Clarke
     
    Conor, Jul 29, 2006
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    Frodo Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:VmPyg.502579$...
    > $144 U.S. for the A64 4000+ w/1MB l2.
    > $185 for the X2 4200+ w/ 2x512 L2
    > For Games.Which one dudes?Thanks
    >
    >
    >
     
    Frodo, Jul 29, 2006
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    DRS Guest

    "Conor" <> wrote in message
    news:
    > In article
    > <VmPyg.502579$>, 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.
     
    DRS, Jul 30, 2006
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    Martik Guest

    "job" <> wrote in message
    news:VmPyg.502579$...
    > $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 $$$.
     
    Martik, Jul 31, 2006
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    John Smith Guest

    "job" <> wrote in message
    news:VmPyg.502579$...
    > $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.
     
    John Smith, Aug 5, 2006
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    job Guest

    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.

    "John Smith" <> wrote in message
    news:my7Bg.115$...
    >
    > "job" <> wrote in message
    > news:VmPyg.502579$...
    > > $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.
    >
    >
     
    job, Aug 5, 2006
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    John Smith Guest

    "job" <> wrote in message
    news:zN8Bg.218405$...
    > 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 ....
     
    John Smith, Aug 5, 2006
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    job Guest

    The 4000+ starts out at 2.4.Should be able to get 2.6+ maybe.

    "John Smith" <> wrote in message
    news:V89Bg.142$...
    >
    > "job" <> wrote in message
    > news:zN8Bg.218405$...
    > > 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 ....
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    job, Aug 9, 2006
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