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fx-51 or 3800?

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brack

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Feb 27, 2003
from what i have heard or what i thought i heard. the athlon 64 fx-51 and 3800 are supposed to perform the same because the 3800 has a 2.4 ghz but 512 L2 Cache and the fx-51 has has a 2.2ghz and 1mb l2 cache. Is it true that they perform equally? if not which one runs better? i think i want the fx-51 cause i could easily oc it to 2.4 ghz even higher
 

Yuriman

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I thought the FX-51 was 2.2ghz, 1mb L2 cache with dual channel? The FX-53 is 2.4 I think. Theres the 3700+(socket 754) thats 2.4ghz 1mb L2 cache, but no dual channel. Theres teh 3800+(939) 512k L2 cache, with dual channel. The FX just takes in the best of both and unlocks multipliers.
 

hitechjb1

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A64 FX 940
FX51: ADAFX51CEP5AK 1.5V (CO rev, F58h) <- SledgeHammer, 1 MB L2, 2.2 GHz x11

A64 FX 939
FX53: ADAFX53DEP5AS 1.5V (CG rev, F7Ah) <- ClawHammer 939, 1 MB L2, 2.4 GHz x12

Desktop A64 939
3500+: ADA3500DEP4AW 1.5V (CG rev, FF0h) <- NewCastle 939, 512 KB L2, 2.2 GHz, x11
3800+: ADA3800DEP4AW 1.5V (CG rev, FF0h) <- NewCastle 939, 512 KB L2, 2.4 GHz, x12


If cost is not a concern at all, get the FX-53.

For building cheapest 939 dual channel system, get the 3500+.

Typical Overclocking System

940, 754, 939 CPU models and specifications (post 5)
 

cw823

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Imperial said:
the fx-51 is inferior to the 3800+. The Fx51 is about a 3500+ in performance.

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Fx-53

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The fx series multiplier being unlocked is definetly a good thing...........illd buy 939 though. Havin to use registered ram gets expensive(trust me)