Difference between the AMD 64 3500+ and 3700+

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  1. Labster

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    My big question is will I be able to notice a difference? I'm building an Athlon computer and the reason I can't decide between the 3500+ and the 3700+. The price is the main issue. There's about a $200 difference.
     
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    ricehead a world in which time is absolute is a world of co

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    there isn't a perceptible difference, although one might be better suited for OC'ing.
     
  3. StevesVR4

    StevesVR4 Get Arrested

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    $200 difference? Not worth it strictly from a price comparison. The 3700+ supposedly is about 5% faster than the 3500+. $200 is a lot of money for such a small increase in speed.
     
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    yea is like 100ish 3dmark points worth 200 bucks?
     
  5. Muchacho_Gasolino

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    the difference with the AMD64s is really in which die is used. The 3000+ is made from defective 3200+ cores that arent able to go as fast as the 3200, and so it is pretty much useless to overclock the 3000, as it is just not going to go, but at normal speeds the performance difference is not going to be much at all. So, if you are an OCer, it would be very worth it to upgrade from the 3000 to the 3200, but not much worth it for a normal user unless you want to go all the way to 3400 and get the better core. I may be getting my speeds mixed up, it might be the 3200s are defective 3400s but anyway if they use this strategy on some of their speeds they probably use it on others so it might be a good idea to look into that to better figure out the worth to you though
    I dont think I would upgrade that small a step for $200 even worst case scenario though
    but you may think differently
     

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