|I am building a new PC and must decide between 3 AMD CPUs:|
1. Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego ($475)
2. Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo ($615)
3. Athlon 64 FX55 San Diego ($799)
The X2 4400+ has the 2MB (2 x 1MB) L2 cache, but the cheaper 4000+ runs faster. To top it off, the most expensive FX55 is only 0.2GHz faster than the 4000+, but has the 1GHz FSB (although I'm not really sure what having an "integrated" FSB means).
All the reviews I've read for each CPU say that their chip is great, fast, etc., but none really say what the difference is between the 3 product lines. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? The PC will be used primarily for games, as well as the less intensive stuff (Internet, Word, etc.).