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amd athlon processor question

By awsskater892 ยท 7 replies
Feb 14, 2007
  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    They have the same cores but the larger cache will help a lot more than the minimal difference in clock speeds. So I think the 5200+ is a better buy. Just because something is more expensive, doesn't mean it's better.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    New releases of AMD are not always better or more advanced. Some just fix problems.
  3. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    well would that mean the 5200+ has problems?
  4. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    Please help me out, this is kind of important.
  5. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    No, from what I can find out the new stepping is to allow for higher clock speeds - i.e. 2.8 and 3.0GHz.

    The newer CPUs haven't been benchmarked, but you can do a comparison HERE between a 4400+ (2.2GHz/2x1MB cache) and a 4600+ (2.4GHz/2x512MB cache). As you can see for gaming the extra cache almost brings them level.

    So, I think the 5200+ is the better value CPU. The 5600+ (2.8GHz/2x1MB cache) is $325.
  6. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    ooh ok. thanks. I really wish I had enough money to get the 5600+! its 2.8ghz and 2 x 1MB L2 Cache. Maybe Ill wait for a price drop. I currently have the 4600+ and will probably sell it right before I purchace it. Hopefully Ill atleast get around 160 for it.
  7. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    LOL why do you need a 5600+ if you have a 4600+??!?!? Some of us are still on overclocked 3200+'s :(
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