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    The high end FX IS essentially an Opteron minus 1 pin (the one that allows dual processor use) putting it at 939. It should be a good deal faster than the 64 because it allows dual channel memory, which hopefully actually does something on these new AMDs.

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    Its almost time guys, lock your doors and call in sick on Monday! :laugh: :cheers:

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    So for gaming...Which of the three CPU's would be better ? The FX ? (faster than the 64, games don't use dual cpu setups ?)
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    the a643200+ is single channel and costs quite a bit less than the fx which is dual channel.......they're already selling the a64 combo w/msi mobo in my neighborhood for 540 and on pricewatch..........the fx will most likely be in the 700's for just the processor........the performance diff just isn't quite there to go for the fx http://firingsquad.gamers.com/hardwa...on_fx_preview/

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    Lots of A64 info here and some benchmarks:

    http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles...?cid=2&aid=856

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    at the a64 3200 combo..............for if this thing can fly w/ the fx/ee............@540 incl. mobo, no special ram, wtf...........otherwise a jump in time and money w/ the dual channel 939/ q1 2004

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    Going A64 rapes all your life savings. First, you have to buy registered ECC DIMMs which are expensive, slow, and hard to find. Second, they are going to up and change the socket and everyting on you, making upgrades impossible. Third, since the memory controller is a part of the processor, chipset makers like Nvidia will no longer control industry memory upgrades. If new RAM comes out (DDR2 anyone?) and you want to upgrade, you can't just buy a new motherboard, you have to buy a new processor as well. And the RAM. And at those prices, you really get screwed.

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    for the fx, yes....not the a64 3200

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    NOte I am speculating about this but maybe you would only need a new CPU to use new RAM with the A64 assuming the DIMM's for DDR2 use the same form factor you might only need to get a new cpu with a new memory controller :confused: That'd be pretty cool actually :cheers:

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    Quote Originally Posted by theyneverknew
    NOte I am speculating about this but maybe you would only need a new CPU to use new RAM with the A64 assuming the DIMM's for DDR2 use the same form factor you might only need to get a new cpu with a new memory controller :confused: That'd be pretty cool actually :cheers:
    Voltage Requirements could be differnet

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