AMD 64 3800X2 OR 3500 WHICH IS FASTER CPU?

  Tick Tock 19:45 23 Sep 05
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Until programs are made for dualcore which
of these would perform best for the average
user right now.

  ade.h 20:23 23 Sep 05

Does it matter? I think you can be fairly sure that you would not notice the difference.

  GaT7 21:01 23 Sep 05

I agree with ade.h, for the average user you won't find much difference.

I'd go for the 3500 initially, & upgrade (if at all required) to the 3800X2, when more programs will make use of its capabilities, & when it's also most likely to cost much less. G

  Tick Tock 19:42 24 Sep 05

Thanks for replys
I have just seen a review in the latest
pc advisor mag which gives the 3800X2 a good
write up.

  GaT7 15:00 25 Sep 05

Tick Tock, your heart was with the 3800X2 all along, wasn't it ; )

If you haven't taken the plunge, I'd still recommend the 3500 (if it shares the same socket type as the 3800X2), for the reasons mentioned already.

But if your heart is set & wallet can cope, who am I to be a killjoy!

Tell us how it goes. G

  Tick Tock 19:49 25 Sep 05

No i have not jumped in yet but the system i
have looked at is within my budget.

  Rayuk 20:05 25 Sep 05

The 3800+ is actually 2 3200+ cores together so if you dont multi task a lot perhaps the 3500+ would be the better option at the moment,although if the X2 3800+ is within your budget a higher Athlon64 would also ie 3800+ or even 4000+

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