Trying to rip me off??

  bigpenfold 16:17 28 Apr 06
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Hi i was considering upgrading myself to an athlon 64 x2 4200 but i saw this statement on an advert for a 64 x2 3800 and was wondering if it is correct or someone trying to pull a fast one.


Infact, the X2 4600+ is the same chip as the X2 3800+ - it's just been confirmed by AMD to run at 2.4GHz, and is shipped with a better Cooler than the X2 3800+.


I would be greatful if anyone could tell me if this is right or if it is just a madman trying to rip me off
Thanks

  SANTOS7 16:26 28 Apr 06

click here
3800+ runs at 2 gigs
4600+ runs at 2.4 gigs

  bigpenfold 17:45 28 Apr 06

thanks for that, in a lot of the graphs it seems that the 3800x2 doesnt always perform above the 3500. Which processor would be better for me seeing as i mainly play games. I dont know whether to buy a 3800x2, a 4000 or a 4200x2

  bruno 20:16 28 Apr 06

I installed this yesterday and used it for a couple of hours.It took me about three downloads to get it to work right,Tonight when I came to use it ,it has gone back to version 8.54.
Any ideas?

  bruno 20:18 28 Apr 06

Sorry for posting here,meantto start a new thread.

  Yoda2002 00:11 29 Apr 06

i would go fro depeanding on your budget the 4000 that way you get t he best of noth worlds but if your into games prob better off shellingout buy the 4600 or 4800 then you can run the later games (depending on your bottlenecks ) for longer. :P

  bigpenfold 07:05 29 Apr 06

So i would be better off with a single core 4000 over a dual core 4200?

  Tinkey Winkey 07:51 29 Apr 06

As far as gaming is concerned there is curently absolutely no advantage in a dual core cpu.

I've looked at benchmarks which show near identicle performance, and in some cases single cored equivalents were slightly quicker.

No doubt in the future games will be written to take advantage of dual core ?

I've also read that there's some compatibility issues with some games not liking dual core CPUs.

Use google to search for related articles.

If you want to save some money go for the 4000.I think £230 is excellent value for this power compared to the X2s.

I've read in Custom PC that even the FX AMD CPUs make very little performance increase in terms of FPS over the CPUs you're looking at.

You'd definately be better off putting more cash toward the best VGA you can afford.

If you want to try and future proof your PC abit then I would get the 4400 X2 because it easily overclocks from 2.4 to 2.4ghz just by upping the FSB using standard RAM.

I know because I've been using it to play FEAR for some months now.

The 4400 is cheaper and has the full 1mb cache. You can't increase a 512kb cache (as far as I'm aware) but you can easily up the mhz.

To summarise:

4000 2.4ghz 1MB £230
4400 X2 2.2ghz 1MB £315
4600 X2 2.4ghz 512kb £371
4800 X2 2.4ghz 1MB £432

PS
If you're into overclocking then you should consider the Opteron 939s with overclockers (expensive) RAM.

  Tinkey Winkey 07:54 29 Apr 06

quote "the 4400 X2 because it easily overclocks from 2.4 to 2.4ghz"

Obviously this should say 2.2 to 2.4ghz !

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