what the hell is the difference between all the AMD core names

Anubis

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someone explain this to me and tell me why the 3500+ can be gotten in all of them and also wht they all differ in price
 
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Kinda like car models. The 2004 version, the 2005 version and the 2006 version.

The NewCastle is the oldest.
Winchester's coming in second.
Venice cores being the newest.

(For the 3500+ at least)
 

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Lets talk about Venice vs. Winchester for now. The venice is the newest mainstream core, and carries an extra instruction set (SSE3) over the winchester. Both of these cores are built on the 90nm process, whereas the newcastle was a 130nm and availible on the skt754 and 939 platforms. The Venice and Winchester cores were both for the skt939 platform.
 
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Originally posted by: Hyperlite
Lets talk about Venice vs. Winchester for now. The venice is the newest mainstream core, and carries an extra instruction set (SSE3) over the winchester. Both of these cores are built on the 90nm process, whereas the newcastle was a 130nm core and i belive only availible on the skt754 platform. The Venice and Winchester cores were both for the skt939 platform.

There were and are NewCastles on the S939 platform.

The first revisions of the 3500+ were NewCastle and rarely ClawHammers with 1/2 their cache disabled.
 

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Originally posted by: Kensai
Originally posted by: Hyperlite
Lets talk about Venice vs. Winchester for now. The venice is the newest mainstream core, and carries an extra instruction set (SSE3) over the winchester. Both of these cores are built on the 90nm process, whereas the newcastle was a 130nm core and i belive only availible on the skt754 platform. The Venice and Winchester cores were both for the skt939 platform.

There were and are NewCastles on the S939 platform.

The first revisions of the 3500+ were NewCastle and rarely ClawHammers with 1/2 their cache disabled.

ah thanks, i wasn't sure.
 
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Originally posted by: Akkuma
Now what is Clawhammer 8P

Huh? The ClawHammer was the second of 64-bit cores for the desktop users. The early FX'es were based ont the ClawHammer core. Some of the failed cores which could not reach FX speeds became 3500+s and 3800+s with half their cache disabled.