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Venice 3800+ vs San diego 3700+ little advice please?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Velocity219e, 14 Jan 2006.

  1. Velocity219e

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,408

    Location: Lincolnshire

    As title really, Just looking at a LANPARTY UT nF3 ULTRA-D to replace my ASUS motherboard and O/C Barton 2500, Currently don't fancy making the rather expensive leap to a PCI-E motherboard as it would involve replacing my Graphics card with something in the 200 quid price range so,

    so I intend to do this later and incrementally...

    problem is I know very little about the current Athlon 64 processors, due to work I've not had time to keep properly abreast of the situation, so my question as in the title is, Which would be better of the two...
    Venice 3800+ OEM for £170
    or
    San diego 3700+ boxed with cooler for £152 (this week only deal)

    the only big difference I can see is that the San diego has more L2 cache ...

    any advice or other options barring the tempting X2 range ;) would be appreciated

    Matt
     
  2. Chaapa'ai

    Hitman

    Joined: 28 May 2004

    Posts: 524

    Location: The US of A

    I say, take the money you would have spent and put into into a nice retirement plan. It will be worth 20X that amount in 30 years.
     
  3. Uhoh

    Associate

    Joined: 2 Jan 2006

    Posts: 80

    Get the 3700, it has a better core and the extra l2 cache. Plus you can oc it to 2.7+ you know what im sayin?
     
  4. Velocity219e

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,408

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Kinda figured the L2 would be the clincher, whats the difference between the cores though? just curious.
     
  5. Uhoh

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    Joined: 2 Jan 2006

    Posts: 80

  6. Velocity219e

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,408

    Location: Lincolnshire

    ahh didn't realise it was the same as the FX 57

    Looks like thats the one for me, and at a great price too :)
     
  7. Agent WD40

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Jul 2005

    Posts: 710

    Yeah, i've currently got a 3800 venice OC's but the performance isn't THAT amazing.

    I think i'm going to get an San Deigo and 2 gig of Ram, got to feed this 7800GTX 512mg ya know.