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Old 21-08-06, 01:54 PM
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3500+ venice or 3700+ san diago

which core would be better value for gaming?

i know they both run at 2.2Ghz and the only difference is the extra 512k of cache. will this scale game frame rates as much as a clock increase?

i am a pureist so i want the best possiable core for gaming in my budget. thanks

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Old 21-08-06, 02:00 PM
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The 3700+ is the best value for money and clocks really well with most of them hitting 3ghz easily on no special cooling.
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Old 21-08-06, 02:05 PM
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Yup definetly, unless you dont plan to OC.
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Old 21-08-06, 02:15 PM
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3700+ for the extra cache.
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Old 21-08-06, 07:26 PM
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well the extra cache might give an overhead in some situations but will be a drag in others.

for example superpi runs FASTER with 512kb cache then with a bigger 1024kb cache.
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Old 21-08-06, 09:41 PM
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Diego is where I'd be, I loved mine, it was pretty damn good clocker too.
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Old 21-08-06, 09:45 PM
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Sandy - i lurf'd my old 3700
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Old 21-08-06, 10:46 PM
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Another vote for the San diego. Very good overclockers aswell
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Old 22-08-06, 01:03 AM
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I love my Sandy, 2.86 at 1.45v (.05 above stock), and 3ghz at 1.52v, very healthy
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Old 22-08-06, 01:54 AM
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I love my Sandy, 2.86 at 1.45v (.05 above stock), and 3ghz at 1.52v, very healthy
Very nice overclock? What cooling and have you tried higher?
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