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    Athlon 64 X2 3800+ - a cheaper X2

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    <P><STRONG><U>Athlon 64 X2</U></STRONG> has been very coveted ever since AMD first launched it as its first dual-core processorseries for desktops. The biggest problem, except for bad availability, is the prices of the new X2-processors. The cheapest model, 4200+, is listed at $537. You need a quite large stash to to jump onto dual core as of today. Although AMD seems to be going for a new , even cheaper and of course slower, model, namely X2 3800+ that will cost "only"$345.&nbsp;The processor will most likely be clocked at 2.0Ghz and have 2 x 512KB L2 cache. If DigiTimes' information is correct&nbsp; Athlon 64 X2 3800+ should arrive on August 1st.</P>
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    Sounds suspiciously like stock CPUs that fail the tests at higher clock speeds (manufacturers dump these on the market, instead of trashing them).

    Since these tests are usually performed under the worst scenarios, these should make for an easy overclock, with good cooling.

    Now if there was a cheap version of the 2 x 1 MB cache...
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    Quote Originally Posted by [NH]BigBen2k
    Sounds suspiciously like stock CPUs that fail the tests at higher clock speeds (manufacturers dump these on the market, instead of trashing them).

    Since these tests are usually performed under the worst scenarios, these should make for an easy overclock, with good cooling.

    Now if there was a cheap version of the 2 x 1 MB cache...
    My thoughts exactly , I guess these CPU's easily would do ~2.5ghz on air. That's A LOT of power for not that much money .
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    Aye, I believe if I were to build a new PC that this would quickly becomes my CPU of choice. 8)
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