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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600 Brisbane vs Athlon X2 7850 Kuma BE

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Bokteelo, May 2, 2009.

  1. Bokteelo New Member

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    Which CPU is better and why? I had a friend PM me asking because he was a bit unsure about the Kuma I chose for him, and honestly I have no idea aside from the Kuma being a BE CPU that probably overclocks better. It eats more power though.
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Kuma is faster. Possibly about 10-15%.

    I haven't got solid numbers but 7850 has l3 cache and is a more efficient architecture.
     
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    its based on the phenom so it is technicaly a better cpu, its been tweaked from the brisbanes

    i dont know cache but ill take a guess and assume there is more cache on the kuma, its cooler and clocks better

    has 2 disabled cores
     
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    The Kumas are slightly better, however they're not fantastic. I was reading this review on the X2 7850 BE and it gets its arse handed to it by a E7400 :nutkick:

    The X2 7850 BE has its purpose but if you are on a budget, but the Phenom II X3 720 BE is the better choice if you want something that is competitive with today's high-end yet still cheap.

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.p...sk=view&id=249&Itemid=63&limit=1&limitstart=4
     
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    yep Kuma is no doubt slightly better..
     
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    defintly kuma i would go intel though much better in that region (ocing)
     
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    What about a AMD X2 6400? 3.2GHz
     
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    E7400 costs $50 more.... not a fair comparison at all.
     
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    I don't like the TDP on 7850 BE though.
     
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    E7400, 720BE... you guys are suggesting things that are way more expensive lol... I smart thing to do is ask what budget they are on and what parts they have already... we might make a crazily great comp :)
     

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