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    San Diego CPU

    Is it that much better than the AMD Athlon 64 3500 32/64Bit CPU S939 "Venice" for example???

    If so what is its advantages?

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    Well yeah, the 3500 runs at 2.2ghz and hs 512kb L2 Cache, the SD 3700+ runs at 2.2ghz and has 1Mb L2 Cache.

    You won't really notice the difference that much, but it's nice to have. The 3700+ also seem to overclock very well from what ive seen, dunno much about 3500+ Venice.

    Depends on the app, take 3dmark 01 for example the SD will score at least 500 points more with the extra cache, and some games can be 5-10% faster with it.

    I think it's worth the extra 40quid.

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    The extra cache helps in 3DMark01 (hence why they are beloved of the benchmarking crowd), but there's very little difference in most games. If it's only a bit more expensive though, then why not I guess.

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    Whats better? The 3700+ san or the 3800+ venice????????
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    For the best price/performance ratio go for the 3200 Venice , its juat over a £100 anda can reach 2.8ghz on air.. well some can but most will overclock nicely.

    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=127

    the 3800 venice will probably only clock to around the same speed snd is a hell of a lot more expensive.

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