3500+ winchester 90nm and regular 3500+

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a64 3500+ winchester 90nm and a64 3500+


whats the difference between these two processors? And what exactly does the 90nm mean/do?
 

clarkey01

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0.9 / 90 nm process indicates what process it was made on, they smaller, usually the better as they shrink the die they can most of the time (up till now with the Pentium 4) push the clock speed further.

The difference between the 0.13 micron and the 0.9 Micron 3500+ is that the 90 nm 3500+ runs cooler, overclocks better ( more head room) and runs at 2.2 Ghz. The .13 micron 3500+ runs at 2.4 Ghz (newcastle), runs a little hotter and does not overclock aswell.

Sorry If I messed up with the Newcastle frequency, AMD change their number scheme so much I have a hard time remembering it all.
 

mellofelow

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Good question. I'm assuming you're asking about Winchester 90nm vs the Newcastle 130nm. Here's an article you may find useful.

AMD64 chips family

Basically the Winchester uses a little less wattage and runs a little cooler thus translates into 'slightly' better performance vs. the Newcastle.
 

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Dual channel adds around 5% or more too. Which is why AMD puts them at a lower multiplyer than the newcastles.
 

neoreturns

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Definetly get the Winchester. Overclocks better and just runs cooler overall. Its like a newer revision of the same processor