What's the best AMD to buy right now?

I've been half way done with another system for about 3 months now. I'm still unsure of what AMD XP to go for. Price really isn't an issue for me when dealing with the procs. Should I go to the top dog or will the performance almost be the same with a lower model? I'm a hardcore 3D gamer. I probably won't OC the proc either (although I may). Any sugestions would be great!!

Thanks

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  1. Go for the Athlon XP 2100+ 1733 MHz Palomino
  2. Well, if you are going to overclock, then you go Intel. But for AMD, there are a few ways to go right now.

    1-Get a 2200+ thouroughbred, the "fastest" Athlon out there...so far, overclocking has had sobering results, and it only is marginally faster than the 2100 anyway. About $260 or so US.

    2-Get an 1800+, good speed, good price, only about $100 US.

    3-Overclock a 1700+/1800+ using higher FSBs (166Mhz seems popular) or, unlock the L1 bridges, and lower the multiplier, allowing for higher FSBs in some cases.

    "When there's a will, there's a way."
  3. Pick up the first tbred 1800+ you can, run that at 2200-2300+ and pay only about 100$.

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  4. I have not seen any Tbred XP 1800+ overclocks. Do you have any links on this?

    "Just the facts ma'am"
  5. yes. Just the facts ma'am.

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    I have not seen any Tbred XP 1800+ overclocks. Do you have any links on this?



    <A HREF="http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MzIw" target="_new">http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MzIw</A>


    Quote:
    As you can see from the above images we were able to successfully run our CPU at 1.83GHz (10*183). Not only were we able to get in and take a couple of screen shots, we were able to run a whole suite of benchmark tests with the CPU proving to be completely stable at over the "2200+" rating. These benchmarks will be in our EPoX 8K3A+ mainboard review and we will directly compare them to a stock 2200+ and I can tell you that you will not be disappointed.


    There ya go.

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  7. Thanks for the links.

    It is beginning to look like I will be able to recommend the Tbred XP 1800+ to overclockers too.

    "Just the facts ma'am"
  8. Yeah, imo.


    If you have a vested interest in amd(like a kickass kr7a mobo and 1 gig ddr ram) the 1800+ is a worthy choice over the 1.6a.

    But in general I would get a p4 and overclock that, but 2300+ for 100 bucks is FAR from shabby.

    :wink: The Cash Left In My Pocket,The BEST Benchmark :wink:
  9. From that article.....
    "We could run our 1.53GHz part stable at 155F at 1.83GHz without issue"
    Hmm, let's say that to ourselves.....Part stable, without issue.....If it's part stable, I would think there was issue, no? Ridiculous.

    Better spend the $$ on a high quality HS&F, or settle for "part stable".

    I sold my sig for $50.
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    1.53GHz part stable

    I think he means that he could get the 1.53 GHz part to run stable, with "part" meaning CPU.

    Ritesh
  11. Quote:
    .Part stable, without issue.....If it's part stable, I would think there was issue, no? Ridiculous.


    Yes part is a noun in this sentence.

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