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Whats the difference in athlon64's

By babybluecivic
Jul 7, 2005
  1. I was looking for a prossesor and noticed there where different kinds of the amd athlon 64 like san diego, clawhammer, winchester, new castle, venice, and manchester. What is the difference in these, I saw something about the core but whats different about the core and which one is best for gaming.
     
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    stay away from the newcastle core, and get a cpu based on a 90nm process. for said apps i reccoemnd an a64 based on the winchester, venice, or san diego, to name a few. said cores are solid and will do fine.
     
  3. Bob McBob

    Bob McBob TS Rookie

    Venice core is suppose to have better memory mapping and be a bit more forgiving on mismatched DIMM sizes. It also provides support for SSE3 instructions. For the minimal cost difference I'd recommend that over the winchester.

    Can't say I know much about the San Diego cores.

    As Zephed mentioned, though, any of the 90nm processors are solid. Differences between them are minor enough that AMD hasn't bothered to promote them.
     
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