Dual core socket 939 cpu's

Nvidia / Awrdacpi
November 15, 2009 at 18:08:13
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.21 GHz / 3071 MB
I'm just curious as to how dual core socket 939 processors stack up to today's dual cores. I see them on ebay for outrageous prices. My Mobo supports certain dual cores and was wondering if you would see any performance increase by using one. The 3800+ is the cheapest in dual cores with the opteron 185 going off the charts.

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November 15, 2009 at 18:51:38
When the socket AM2 platform hit the market, the socket 939 CPUs skyrocketed & never came down.

If you were to compare an AM2 system vs a S939 system where both use boards based on the same chipset (GF6150/n430 for example) & the same CPU (X2 3800+ for example), the performance would be virtually identical. The only major difference would be DDR400 vs DDR2-800 & that difference isn't as much as you'd think.

The cost of upgrading a S939 CPU isn't worth what you'd have to pay. Assuming you have a 3500+ (or 3700+) single core now, you'd need to at least get an X2 4200+ to equal the single core performance.

Here's an X2 4200+ for $130:


For about the same price, you could get an AM3 board & Athlon II X2.

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November 16, 2009 at 04:33:06
Thanx for the info Jam. That was just the answer I was looking for.

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