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    Default AMD64 3700+ San Diego

    I highly recommend this CPU as a good mid level starter for anyone looking for an impressive gamer. I replaced my 3200+ Venice with this CPU and it is visibly faster, never mind that at stock speeds it benchmarks within 10% of the 3200+ Venice at 2.7GHz!!! I will post some results I have gotten ASAP. I will be doing testing tonight.
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    Default Re: AMD64 3700+ San Diego

    Hmmm. My XP 2800 Barton played games at high settings with no lag. Unfortunately the motherboard bit the dust and it wasn't worth it to upgrade an old system.

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    Comparing a Barton to a San Diego is like comparing apples to cows. THis CPU does everything better and then some. I am sure it was a good gamer as I don't think you are the type to post something just to post. BUT, playing Half Life 2 at maximum detail at 1600X1200, now thats a different story. I get 93FPS with the HL2 benchmark program, plus while playing, there is no lag, jitters, or any issues at all. I have more than a hard time believeing that a Barton could come close to the same, maybe at 800X600 and medium, but not at the same settings. If you still have it and ressurect it, it would be intersting to see some tests, just to see how far AMD has come in the last few years.
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    Default Re: AMD64 3700+ San Diego

    Well, it went a little bit after Doom III came out. I could run it at full settings on my 6800 around 60 - 70 FPS on my Barton. I use a Athlon64 for my gaming computer now, but I run my XP on a Asus A7N8X-Deluxe board, 1.5GB DDR3200. It's mainly a server, but you can do pretty much anything with it still. The San Diego is certainly an excellent cpu for fps and such, but also a little extreme right now. The newest AMD, the FX57 I think, is really sweet.

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    Default Re: AMD64 3700+ San Diego

    Doom 3 makes almost no use of the CPU. I too can run it at full settings (1280x960, though it'd probably be fine at 1600x1200) with my 2400@2.1Ghz and 6800GT. I am CPU limited in some game, however, and would be even more if I had a newer card. I could certainly make use of a faster CPU with this video card, but my Barton still handles things well enough.

    Granted, I run a well-tweaked system that leaves the CPU free to focus on the game, so I do outperform your average low-end (1.8-2.0GHz) Athlon 64 with the same video card.

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    Default Re: AMD64 3700+ San Diego

    Yeah, I have my system tweaked on an Athlon64 3000 and it runs everything really well. I'm thinking about upgrading my board but I'm not sure where to go with that. I don't really overclock that much just because it really doesn't make sense unless you have a slower system. I want something that is going to last a long time, and preferably with SLI support since it can only get better and cheaper. I know this isn't really a motherboard hardware thread, but I'm saving server clutter!

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    I too have focused on building a system that isn't overclocked much. I mainly overclock the video card for gaming, but half the time I don't even bother. I was into extreme overclocking, but I got sick of corrupting hard drives and losing data. Reloading WinXP every other week just got to be too much of a hassle. I don't doubt that the Barton can game very well. This San Diego just seems to work effortlessly and stays under 45C under full load and after hours of gaming. I think the 1MB cache helps too. I just wish I went PCI-E with my last upgrade so I could go either SLI of Crossfire (if it ever comes out).
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    Default Re: AMD64 3700+ San Diego

    Finally got around to doing some useful overclocking and benching of this CPU. I am very very impressed by my results:

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    These scores are significantly faster than the AMD64 3200+ Venice I replaced at lower clock speeds. I needed 2.86GHz to get 29.2 seconds on PI and my highest AQ3 score was 91.4K. I realize that this only matters in benchmarking, but I do honestly notice a difference in speed between the Venice and the San Diego. The San Diego is noticeably faster at stock speeds and my PC runs smoother with less lag all the way around. While it is still not a cost effective upgrade to the Venice, I highly suggest it to anyone who is buying into the AMD64 craze. Oh yeah, these AMD64 CPUs really love this VX ram!
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    Default Re: AMD64 3700+ San Diego

    I think I found my next CPU... Been working pretty much non stop the last few days, work for 12-15 hours, sleep a few then go back to work. Damn Banks doing a reno to be up and running by monday.... pfft. Anyways, working at time and a half I should be able to afford a new CPU, motherboard, but no GFX card. With enough left over to eat and pay rent... Oh and dont forget GAS :grr:
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    Default Re: AMD64 3700+ San Diego

    Quote Originally Posted by Amd_Lover2004
    Anyways, working at time and a half I should be able to afford a new CPU, motherboard, but no GFX card
    Funny, were I in your position, I'd be looking at RAM as my next upgrade.

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