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Athlon 64 3000+ Whinchester or Venice?


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toddsul

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I am building a new system lower end budget and was wondering what the real difference is between the Athlon 64 3000+ Whinchester vs Venice 939 CPU.

I have looked over various sites, but cannot find any real performance numbers. The price difference between the two is $1 ($153.00 vs. $153.99) at Newegg. Can someone explain the difference?

Thanks.
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The Whinchester is a good chip and you would be happy with it. The venice is a newer core and iv herd that the venice runs cool. The Venice has SSE3 instructions as the only differentiating factor i can see. The voltage is diff also, by a little.

There both good chips.

here is a link to the new venice core review.


http://www.pcper.com...127&type=expert
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Thanks for the information and link. It was helpful.
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Heres another ink for ya http://www.hexus.net...mlld19JRD0xMjU1



I've had both Winnie and Venice... The Venice wins hands down :tazz:
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I asked the same question on here the other day and have gotten the same answer. I am new to the whole pc building scene and was wondering after reading those articles: if i overclocked my new venice 3200+ to 2.6-2.8 ghz what size of PSU would be needed at the moment i am getting a 400 W PSU but would i need a bigger one.
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I would go with somthing in the 450w range if it was me and nothing cheap.

heres somewhere to start http://www.newegg.co...?SubCategory=58
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PSUs are definatley cheaper over there than they are in britain. I ve been reading more and the venice core overclocking potential is unbeliavable. I have never overclocked before but after seeing how a 3000 can beat a standard fx55 im definately goin to try.
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