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Processor Selection

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by munx, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. munx

    munx Regular member

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    Well i have been trying to decide between two processors AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 2.80GHz Socket AM2 and the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz. Why is the OEM version more expensive than the retailed box version both on newegg and on tigerdirect. Also, the price difference is about 60-100 for the Fx-62. Is it truely a better processor? What are you thoughts. This system will be used for gaming and also desktop applications, mostly gaming, internet, etc.
     
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    I was researching, and a lot of reviews say the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600 outperforms the 6000 and is more energy efficient. What are your thoughts?
     
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    I don't see why, where did you see that?
     
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    Wait and get one?
    They're cheaper than Athlon64 X2s, faster and much more energy efficient, and have been out for over a year. That's not always an option for everybody though. Why post an article from 2004?
     
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    There is another one comming out soon thats similar to that one I couldnt find the link. But, I am getting one of the best INTEL out there. Ive always had more success with Intel. Ive ran CSS, Windows Media Player, FireFox, AIM, My Anti-Virus. And uTorrent RUNNING! CSS DIDNT LAG AT ALL! Now thats a CPU for you.
     
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    Which an X2 can do just as well.
     
  8. munx

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    So when it comes down to it, which of the two should i get the x2 or the fx-62 or wait. I dont want to go the intel route, im a amd fanboy.
     
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    That makes no sense. I'm not a fanboy of either, but if you're upgrading your whole system there's absolutely no reason to go with anything but a Core 2 Duo. broaden your horizons, fanboyism only gets you worse stuff in the end because you refuse to research what is best. The FX-62 is too expensive, the 6000+ will beat it.
     
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    Damn right, Intel will always be better. Like it or not.
     
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    I was just messing around with the fanboy talk, a better intel was just more expensive that is why i opted for the X2-6000.
     
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    Given that the E6400 is better than the 6000+ is that still true?
     
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    i guess i was mistaken, i was looking at toms hardware guide trying to compare benchmarks for both. @sammorris, not trying instigate you being wrong or anything, where did you read the 6400 outperforms the x2 6000?
     
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    I noticed that the e6600 outperforms the x26000 in most benchmarks and for 50 bucks more and running at less power, i think thats the one i am going to go for.
     
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    Yup, and there's always overclocking!
     
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    thanks alot for you help.
     
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    An E6400 will easily go up to more than 3.2GHZ. Core 2 Duo is the way to go these days.
     
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    i read somewhere there is supposed to be a price drop on july 22 due to a release. so ill wait till then.
     

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