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AMD Processor ID

By seeker1
Jun 7, 2005
  1. I scanned the first couple of pages given me by the forum's search engine, but all that I found didn't answer my question. I have an Athlon 64 939 3200+ unit which I bought with little research until after the fact. Now, when reading the posts on some of the forums, they keep referring to the Venice, Newcastle, San Diego, etc. versions of this CPU. I have yet to learn what significance there is to these, and the CPUID downloads didn't help either. Can someone enlighten me?
     
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    I know cpu z tells you what core you have in the "code name" box.
    Newcastle(despite the name) is old, Winchester is newer, Venice is newest. San Diego is new like venice, but I think it has more cache.
    Toledo is for the dual core x2 cpu.
     
  3. seeker1

    seeker1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I had already downloaded it, but after trying several other programs I gave up before trying it. I just ran it, and it said that mine is a Winchester...is that good or bad?
     
  4. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    My 3000+ is a winchester. They're good. They run cool, many overclock well, and perform well. I don't know what else to say. Venice is newer and "better", but there's nothing "wrong" with winchester.
     
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