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| Posted: Jul 7, 2005 12:20 pm

- Athlon64 3700+ Overclocking Fun

The lads from PCStats have been spending some time overclocking their Athlon64 3700+ processor of late, and decided to write up the results for anyone else interested to make note of the chips potential. The recently introduced 3700+ is what I believe to be the real sweet spot chip in the single core A64 lineup, as it's based on the San Diego core with 1MB of L2 cache (not unlike AMD's flagship FX processors), yet in terms of price sits nicely between the 512KB L2 equipped 3500+ and 3800+.

 


Cache size is the only point differentiating the San Diego from Venice cores from each other. Venice-based Athlon64 processors come with a traditional 512KB of L2 cache, while the San Diego core has 1MB of L2 cache. Interestingly, the Athlon64 3700+ processor is clocked at 2.2 GHz, the same speed as the Winchester-based Athlon64 3500+ CPU. As we've seen in previous processor reviews, a larger L2 cache of the 3700+ can boost performance nicely...

 


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Asus P5WD2 Premium Motherboard @ Trusted Reviews
- The Latest Processors: AMD Athlon 64 FX-57, Intel Pentium D 820, Pentium 4 670 @ Digit-Life
- Sempron 3100+ Palermo Core Review: Sempron Goes 64 Bit @ AMDZone
- Push a 2.4GHz Athlon64 X2 4800+ to 3.6GHz @ The Inquirer
- Acer AL1714CB-8 17" LCD @ Phoronix
- Battlefield 2 GPU Performance Analysis @ Anandtech

 

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