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    Ahtlon 64 x2 3800 dual core or Opteron 146?

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    What is the overclocking potential of the dual core 3800 compared to the opteron 146? Would I be better off going dual core and overclocking?

    EDIT: So many typos!
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    I'm liking the sound of dual core...do they give any extra performance in games?

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    Some, a small amount, others, no. Assuming you're not running anything else at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koocha
    I'm liking the sound of dual core...do they give any extra performance in games?
    Difficult one to answer - certainly games are being adapted for dual core, and drivers for vid cards too - so i guess the answer for the future (and some games now) is yes. I'm perfectly happy with the performance of my current setup (in fact, i've not even bother to go beyond 2.4ghz as i haven't found anything that needs it). Then again, a single core opteron clocks darn well and costs a lot less.. Your choice.
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    So for gaming and video encoding (which are my 2 main areas), which would I be better off going with?

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    If you're doing both at the same time, dual core AMD.
    If you spend most of your time gaming, opteron.
    If you spend more of your time encoding, get an Intel

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    Mostly gaming I think...Opteron it is. If I can find one. Going to get a Vapochill Micro to go with it

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    I have a Vapochill micro with an opteron 144, and I can honestly say it is the worst cooler I have ever had. I have the "extreme" version, and i know it means its noisy, but it's very high pitched. I'm going to switch to the Gigabye G-Pro cooler that came out recently, similar price and has better results from what I have seen. If people have any different reccomendations, I'd be interested to hear too!

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    Don't forget that Quake 4 and Far Cry both have patches that allow them to run on both cores (HL2 I think too? - I don't care, it hits the frame limiter anyway). I can't imagine that there will be many major games that arrive in 2006 that aren't dual core capable anyway, although I imagine your video card will be the limiting factor.

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    Dual Core is the future.

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    TBH, I have been tempted by the cheap Opterons, but I'm going to wait until the dual cores come down in price, as I think there's a real benefit in being able to run two cpu-intensive programs at once.

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    I'll probably get a dual core now.....OH, I DON'T KNOW ANYMORE!

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    I f the dual cores clock reasonably get one. They are the way forward I believe plus can be had for less than £206

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    thats a good price cheapest i seen was £219 from overcrappers i may be tempted now.

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