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AMD 3800+ HT vs. AMD 3800+ X2

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I'm looking at purchasing a custom computer now that the Core 2's have been released and prices have dropped for many processors. Is there is a large performance gap between the AMD 3800+ HT and the AMD 3800+ X2? I'm not a "power gamer" or a multi-media professional, but I would like it to be able to run most current apps and games as well as be viable for the near future. I'm just not sure if it would be in my best interest to upgrade to the dual core or not. I'm looking at an AM2 mobo, because I know it will be better if I decide to upgrade in the future. What do you guys think? Thanks for your help.
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So we are talking the single core 3800+ versus the dual.

If so single core uses one very fast single core for the moment just for gaming this is fastre than dual cores for most games as they use two slightly lower clocked cores, in the 3800+ case two cores clocked at the same levels of a 3200+. New games and apps however take better advantage of dual cores and yoiu can see good performance. Dual core i a better option in general as its better at multitasking and more future proof. AM2 is also a good choice as AM2 motherboards work with AM2 CPUs and the future AM£ chips as well(handy feature shame noone thought of that before).
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