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What's the difference?

by FenixSS / January 24, 2006 5:13 PM PST

Hi, the rig I'm building is:

Shuttle SN26P
2 x ATI Radeon X850 Platinum Edition 256 PCIE
2 x 1GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer
PLEXTOR PX-716SA/SW
1.44 Floppy drive (then swap in another Plextor)
Windows XP Professional with SP2

I'm trying to decide between AMD processors. Either the FX60, or the X2 4800. Originally I was going to go with the FX55 or FX57 depending on budget, but I'm going to be doing multitasking which is why I've added dual core processors to my list, mostly burning CDs, DVDs, playing Video Games, mostly. The X2 4800 and the FX60 actually looked similar, only difference I could find was process speed 2.4 vs 2.6 ghz. Are there other differences, could someone educate me?

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the x2 would be better as it is dual core
by nerdyboy1234 / January 25, 2006 10:04 AM PST
In reply to: What's the difference?

versus the fx60 which isnt. dual core better for multitasking

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(NT) (NT) Athlon 64 FX-60 is dual core
by linkit / January 25, 2006 10:25 AM PST
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So back to square one
by FenixSS / January 25, 2006 3:59 PM PST

Again, I'm trying to decide between the X2 4800 and the FX-60. Both are dual core, and when looking at specs, except for processor speed 2.4 and 2.6 ghz they appear identical. Could someone explain what the difference is.

For clarification, both are Toledo, both are 1.3-1.4volt, both are 90nm, both L1 and L2 Cache are identical, I mean what is the difference? I'm on the fence, leaning towards X2 only because it's cheaper.

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(NT) (NT) THE FX processors have unlocked multipliers so you can o'c
by damasta55r / January 26, 2006 11:47 AM PST
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Is that all?
by FenixSS / January 26, 2006 3:51 PM PST

So if I'm not interested in overclocking, than I should stick with the X2 4800, also because it's cheaper?

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(NT) (NT) I believe that's all
by damasta55r / January 27, 2006 7:28 AM PST
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