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Athlon 64 "90 Nm Rev E"

I've been thinking about upgrading my PC, moving from an Athlon XP 2400 to perhaps an Athlon 64 3400.
In my search I find many Athlon 64's, some running at less Megahertz, that are "90 Nm rev E"

What does this "90 Nm rev E" label mean? I believe it has to do with a smaller die design in the CPU manufacturing process.

There is a 25% higher price for these chips Because of that, I'm leaning toward the older chips without this feature.

Would I be sacrificing performance or compatability by purchasing the non "90 Nm rev E" chip?

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RE: Would I be sacrificing performance or compatability by p

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yes, i believe so. 90nm support sse3 instructions. i think. and run cooler and less power consumption

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