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 Post subject: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ or 3200+
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:33 am 
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I noticed that the 3000+ and the 3200+ are virually the same except for the fact that the 3200+ has a higher operating frequency.(only by 200mhz) Is it really worth spending the extra cash on the 200mhz difference or save it for sometihng more useful like high latency RAM or a new video card?


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 Post subject: Re: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ or 3200+
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:37 am 
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31337_$n1p3r wrote:
I noticed that the 3000+ and the 3200+ are virually the same except for the fact that the 3200+ has a higher operating frequency.(only by 200mhz) Is it really worth spending the extra cash on the 200mhz difference or save it for sometihng more useful like high latency RAM or a new video card?


If you're a gamer, the money is usually better spent on a videocard.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:39 am 
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Thanks again BeelzeBubba9!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:41 am 
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I wholeheartedly agree. It's not a huge difference in price (about $50?), but I would definitely (note that it is spelled correctly) put that towards a video card if that's a consideration.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 11:11 am 
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more RAM is always good too..in addition to a great graphics card


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 11:13 am 
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Hey, $50 is 1/4 the price of a 9800pro, or 1/12th the price of one of the new giants. I'd break the waves here and say that if you already have a 9800 board to splurge for the 3200+. Otherwise, ya...kick the $50 to your cookie jar.

Small increases in clockspeeds effect game performance as well! At least it shows on my Intel runs...you can try this at home boys and girls ;)


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 Post subject: why not
PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 8:03 pm 
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if your gonna spend 220 on a proc why not spend 270, you get 200MHz extra and if you buy like a smart person you get another 512MB L2 cache, go 3200+


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