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terminalx1
08-24-2005, 07:11 PM
There was a link in someones thread some time ago that contained a benchmarks on CPU's from the Athlon64 4000 to the Athlon XP 3200. There were many cpu's in this comparison but I have the XP 3200 and want to move up to the 4000. I also have a 6800 GT and wondered if this was a smart upgrade right now. I have searched for this link for hours, I just hope someone can help me cause my head hurts. Thanks

p1ngu666
08-24-2005, 07:39 PM
http://www.tomshardware.com probably

terminalx1
08-24-2005, 08:22 PM
I appreciate the response but I have searched TH all night and can't find it. I do think it was their site I just haven't had any luck. Thanks anyway.

c172pilot
08-24-2005, 08:26 PM
AMD64x2 DUAL CORE PROCESSOR

terminalx1
08-24-2005, 08:29 PM
I would love to but I have an AGP 6800GT. I don't know if that would be the right upgrade at this time. Thanks

wayno7777
08-24-2005, 09:01 PM
The only advice I have is to make sure your mobo is a 939 socket cause you can up them to the Athlon64 X2.

terminalx1
08-24-2005, 09:25 PM
It looks like the MSI Neo Platinum is the best for my situation but I don't think it can accept a dual core. Thanks for the advice.

Silenmtium
08-24-2005, 09:54 PM
Wait a bit longer. AMD is switching to a 940 pin socket next year. I figure with BOB comming out the longer you wait to upgrade the better you'll be off in the end.

wayno7777
08-24-2005, 10:14 PM
Everything I've read says the 940 is a goner...

Oilburner_TAW
08-25-2005, 04:51 AM
You really haven't given enough info. Smart upgrade for what?? Il-2 will eat absolutely all the processor you can throw at it, so more is always better. Other games (like BF2) are more video card dependant, so a faster video card would be better. All depends on what you games you play.

WOLFMondo
08-25-2005, 04:55 AM
Originally posted by wayno7777:
The only advice I have is to make sure your mobo is a 939 socket cause you can up them to the Athlon64 X2.

Thats the best solution in my opinion.

alert_1
08-25-2005, 05:05 AM
Wait till M2 (new 940pin based technology supporting DDR2) is availabe next year (1.Q?).Reportedly M socket will last as long as famouse A socket.

BelaLvgosi
08-25-2005, 05:17 AM
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/athlon_64_geforce_7...tx_scaling/page5.asp (http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/athlon_64_geforce_7800_gtx_scaling/page5.asp)

Christos_swc
08-25-2005, 06:02 AM
Forget about the 940 socket.
There's always something better around the corner.
Just ask yourself, do I need to spend this much money for this sort of performance.
If you think you can do without don't buy it.
If you think it's worth enjoying the extra performance till the next upgrade for the cost involved then buy.

alert_1
08-25-2005, 07:04 AM
I usually upgrade only if it's justified by at LEAST twice better performance. If you upgrade now you probably just cant be able to squeeze all juice from BoB or any other 2006/7 sim, while XP3200 is still very good for FB/PF and almost anything available nowadays.

Bearcat99
08-25-2005, 07:06 AM
If you currently have a XP3200 and a 6800 then save your money and wait... at least wait till BoB comes out.... then you will have a better idea of what to upgrade to. You could get the same rig you would upgrade now to.. something even better more than likely for less or much less than you would pay now if you wait. Why upgrade now? What will it get you aside from a little lightness in the wallet. I have the same setup..... XP3200, 6800GT 256.... only I have 2G DDR400... I run FB well enough and I dont need that kind of umph for anything else but FB..... I am going to water cool though.... that is a project you might want to look into... if the money is burning a hole in your pocket. Unless they come up with cooler technology water is the way of the future..... and it is getting easier and cheaper..

How much RAM and what mobo do you have?

VF17_CRH
08-25-2005, 02:09 PM
Try this link for cpu test beds
http://www.hothardware.com/category.cfm?cid=1

terminalx1
08-25-2005, 04:55 PM
My system...
Athlon XP 3200+
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
1GB Corsair XMS (2x512)
BFG 6800 GT OC 400/530 77.77 drivers
120 GB WD 8M cache
Mitsu 22" 2070SB monitor
Klipsch 5.1 Dream system

I can get double the perfomance with the 4000+ because my GPU is limited by the CPU.That's why I was looking for that benchmark. I found once before when someone else posted it.

wayno7777
08-25-2005, 05:07 PM
A gig more of ram will be cheaper than a new proc and give almost the same results....

terminalx1
08-25-2005, 05:21 PM
I tried a gig more and I lost the dual channel for one and it didn't make that much of a difference.

p1ngu666
08-25-2005, 05:52 PM
http://www23.tomshardware.com/index.html
that maybe?http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

i upgraded from similer system xp@3200ish, 9800 XT speed gfx card (9800SE AIW, bios flashed to pro, overclocked to XT speeds roungly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif)

to a venice 3000+ cpu, and 6800ultra, DFI lanparty the non SLI one (great mobo actully) its a fair bit faster. i had a asus mobo in between and ran at 2.3-4ghz with 9800pro, afair abit faster.

u could always overclock aswell http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

terminalx1
08-26-2005, 08:23 PM
That link was close enough but not quite the one I was talking about. Thanks for helping. The table comparison was on TomsHardware and benchmarked a ton of cpu's, but it use Pacific Fighters as one of the tests. It showed a good increase from my XP3200 to the 4000. I am so close to getting it. I think it will be intersting to see what happens when Xbox 360 comes out. I think prices in the PC gaming market will fall significantly. You'll be able to get a game machine for $300-$400 with much more power than a PC and its because one of it's major tasks is gaming. Gaming pc's will always be there but SLI with $1000 in GPU's or a multi core $300 dollar gaming machine that is more dedicated is going to be a big hit on the graphics card industry. There is a revolution on the horizon and it ain't Nintendo.

fordfan25
08-26-2005, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
If you currently have a XP3200 and a 6800 then save your money and wait... at least wait till BoB comes out.... then you will have a better idea of what to upgrade to. You could get the same rig you would upgrade now to.. something even better more than likely for less or much less than you would pay now if you wait. Why upgrade now? What will it get you aside from a little lightness in the wallet. I have the same setup..... XP3200, 6800GT 256.... only I have 2G DDR400... I run FB well enough and I dont need that kind of umph for anything else but FB..... I am going to water cool though.... that is a project you might want to look into... if the money is burning a hole in your pocket. Unless they come up with cooler technology water is the way of the future..... and it is getting easier and cheaper..

How much RAM and what mobo do you have?

i agree with bear. right now i have a 3000 64bit wich is in the same ball park as the 3200xp and a 6800gt. the only game i have playd to date that my system wont play at full graphics above 30FPS is the f.e.a.r demo. and i think a resone for that may be it calls for a recommended specs of 1 gig ram of wich i have. but have just the recommended specs is as you might have learnd not enough to realy pump up the game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. save your money man. if you can put the mony back and know you will not neeed it for anything other than PC parts then do so and OC your currebt set up. that way youll get a bit better power and hay if it breaks then who cares you were going to replace it any way right http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif