i'm going apeshit here ppl
-939 vs 754
-Newcastle vs Winchester vs Clawhammer vs Sledgehammer
-90 nm vs 130 nm
the only 1MB L2 caches i have seen are on the 'Hammer cores...
the only 90 nm ones are the Winchesters...
some ppl are big on the 90 nm tech...
benchmarks/reviews i have seen are pretty close with the 90nm vs 130nm
the Winchesters (90 nm) ran a couple of degrees cooler vs Newcastle (130 nm)
(both 512k L2's)
and were a couple of points higher in various b/m tests
(pc mark, 3d mark, etc.)
nothing eye-popping, just 2 or 3 points here, 2 or 3 degrees there...
not worried about OCing, happy with stock AMD performance
(a stock AMD is better than an OCed Pentium IMHO )
so i got it down to either:
the 90 nm Winchester (which is only in 939 if i remember right)
or the bigger cache on the 'Hammer cores (754 or 939)
the s-939 4000+ Sledgehammer has dropped to 600 bucks
but the mobo that caught my eye is a Gigabyte 754 mobo
shit, i might just give up and upgrade my socket A