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3500 Venice or 3700 San Diego

Postby La Chavvy on Thu May 05, 2005 9:34 am

I am trying to build a computer which is as cheap as possible yet with a respectable spec.

I am not sure whether to go 3500 venice - L2 512 or 3700 San Diego - L2 1 mb. Will this really make such a big impact?

The price difference is around 40 quid, and I dont know if its worth it. Could anyone please help me?


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Postby LuckyNV on Thu May 05, 2005 1:06 pm

only £40, I don't think it is thta much extra considering how much you pay for either CPU.

the extra L2 cache helps in raising the minimum fps in some games.

obviously it has other uses too.
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Postby OHMYGODIMONFIRE on Thu May 05, 2005 5:10 pm

if it helps chavvy, i was gonna get the 3500+ venice but when i saw the 3700+ san diego i thought - "i'll get that bad boy". just need the money now :roll:

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Postby King_Kong on Thu May 05, 2005 5:29 pm

Personally I would get the 3700+ San Diego. The Venice cores are apparently better overclockers, but 1MB L2 cache will give you a small boost in games. Worth the extra 40 pounds IMO.


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Postby La Chavvy on Thu May 05, 2005 6:11 pm

Sounds good :)

Thanks, Now I just need to fork out some more cash for a 6800 GT :/


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