Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by bangsatlo, Aug 1, 2005.
The Dual core really just means the CPU's are processing 2 instructions at once.
Fastest single-core will be San Deigo, it has 1024k cache and is made with the .09 micron process (90 nm). Available in FX-57, FX-55, 4000+, and 3700+. All the others are older cores, not worth considering. The X2s have their core names too, but they're not old enough to have any fundamental core revisions, so its not too important.
SledgeHammer, Clawhammer, Newcastle = 0.13 μm. It runs hotter, isn't a good overclocker, and doesn't support SSE3
San Diego, Venice, Winchester = 90 nm (0.09 μm). It runs cooler, it overclocks better, and supports SSE3.
So the San Diego, Venice, and Winchester cores are better in every way.
And yes they're like Intel's Prescott, Smithfield, etc
The X2 doesn't have any revisions anyway. Your only going to find a 4400+ Toledo, a 4600+ and 4200+ Manchester, etc
i read in the link u guys gave me showed the gap between FX 55 , FX 57 , and Athlon 4000+ is not that much . how are they perform in 3d mark 03 ?
if its still the same then id go with 4000+ then..
For multitasking applications, all 3 (singlecore) CPU's mentioned are a step back compared to your current P4, because that has HT for better multitasking.
For DX9 games at high settings, all 3 CPU's mentioned will perform the same. However, they are unlikely to provide a noticable difference compared to your current P4.
If you want faster gaming, the only way to get that is to upgrade your GPU to a GF7800 and/or SLI. That will give you at least 30% better gaming performance, versus about 1% for a CPU upgrade, assuming you play recent games at high settings.
However, those new GPU's currently all require PCI-E, meaning you will need a socket 775 or 939 CPU to use them.