Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:35 PM
Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:53 PM
Posted 03 August 2005 - 08:27 AM
Posted 03 August 2005 - 12:24 PM
The bigger L2 Cache as far as I can see makes little or no difference to any benchmarks. Although the newer Architecture is better for overclocking, if you want to overclock.
Posted 03 August 2005 - 12:57 PM
"The Thermalright XP90 heatsink and 80mm Vantec Tornado fan were able to keep temperatures in the 50 degree Celsius area. In many cases the Athlon64 3700+ clocked at 2.81 GHz performed faster than an Athlon64 3500+ running along at 3.05 GHz, thanks of course to the larger L2 cache. The benchmark results illustrate nicely how important L2 cache size is to 3D applications and games."
Illustrates overclocking and the advantage of the 1 meg cache remeber the stock speeds on the 3500 venice and the 3700 are the same out the box at 2.2GHz so that extra equivalency rating is all down to the cache.
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