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    Yes the 3000+ is about equal to a 2.4 @ 3.0. It loses some and it wins some.

    Though the ones it wins are in the gaming department.

    When overclocked the P4 cannot keep up, as at 2400mhz it takes a P4 about 3.8Ghz to keep up, which most chips cannot do on air cooling while the A64 can.

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    Yes it was about THG in general.

    And while 5ghz is impressive for anyone, you have to look at the resources THG has. That was a hand-picked cherry cut 3.4 ES straight from intel. Hell it's probably the best cut from the best wafer. The fact that they could only get 4700mhz stable out of it is a bit lame considering the resources and parts they had.

    And for those of you who watched the video, what the hell is up with that guy putting on thermal paste? They used the lowest quality stuff you can buy, took an apple sized glob, and just squished the ln2 container down on top of it. Now I know it's not that big of a deal when you're dealing with -190C temps, but they do that for every heatsink they use.

    And yes THG is so intel-biased that it's enough to make me puke. Running 2-2-2-5 with MAM @ Turbo on an intel rig while using 2-4-4-8 on an Athlon64 rig. WTF is that? Zero respect for THG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sovereignty
    Yes it was about THG in general.
    alright, I appologize, I miss read it obviously :o

    I'd have to agree that I too have little respet for THG, but that seems to be pretty typical these days
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    Thx for the articles Wiggo, but reading the first two is what sparked that question, lol.

    Soulburner: So can it be deduced that, essentially, AMD is good for gaming while Intel's, no matter what speed or o/c'd, are better in the video editing, etc. department? I know that those reviews showed that this was it for stock Intels, but what about o/c'd?

    After reading the reviews, I'm very impressed with the A64 3000+, I might build my new system on it. I also really like the cool n' quiet technology, what an ear saver for desktop work and word processing. One question though, the current sockets (754?) for A64's are supposed to be phased out to 940's and then 939's. What are the advantages of each and when are they supposed to come out? I've heard anywhere from the next few months to next year. Thx! : peace2: Mista K6

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    Basically what the A64 can do on air, the P4 cannot.

    An A64 at 2400mhz takes a P4 close to 4Ghz to compete with.

    It will pretty much wipe the floor with it unless you have an EE...

    S754 is not being phased out, it will continue to be used.

    940 is going to 939 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista K6
    Thx for the articles Wiggo, but reading the first two is what sparked that question, lol.

    After reading the reviews, I'm very impressed with the A64 3000+, I might build my new system on it. I also really like the cool n' quiet technology, what an ear saver for desktop work and word processing. One question though, the current sockets (754?) for A64's are supposed to be phased out to 940's and then 939's. What are the advantages of each and when are they supposed to come out? I've heard anywhere from the next few months to next year. Thx! : peace2: Mista K6

    EDIT: holy crap I realize that is off topic, but j/w
    The 754's will stay with the basic A64's while the 940's will stay with the Opterons but the current Athlon FX's will change from S940 to S939.

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    Sweet, all of that is exactly what I wanted to hear. It seems that an A64 (3000+ or 3200+, not sure which yet) would be the way to go for me. I cant believe how incredibly efficient they are at only 2-2.4Ghz. So, if they keep the same socket I wont have to worry about updating my mobo and I might be able to stay with this line for a bit with upgrades. Well, thx alot for all the info, sry I got off topic : peace2: Mista K6
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