Which Processor?

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Which offers more overall performance?

AMD Athlon-64 3800+ - 512k L2
AMD Athlon-64 3700+ - 1m L2


Re: Which Processor?

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My preference would be for the 3700. You could always overclock it
slightly to get it to 3800+.


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Re: Which Processor?

csm writes:

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My guess would be the 3700.  The greater amount of high-speed cache
memory more than compensates for the very small difference in clock
speed.  Modern processors are often held way back from their full
capacity by slow memory, so the more cache they have, the faster they

Re: Which Processor?

csm wrote:
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Here is a benchmark article in which they compared Venice v. San Diego
running at the same clock speeds performing a variety of tasks:


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