Joined on 09/17/04
Pros: MAMA MIAAAA!!! This little guy comes stock at 1.6GHz. I set RAM divider at 133, 3x HTT, 300 "fsb" and BOOOOOMMM 2.4GHz, stock cooling, stock vcore, 4783 3dmark2k5 cpu score....thats Athlon 64 3500+ territory!!! My goodness this is one hell of a value. If you are reading this and were thinking of building a 754 system...stop now and BUY IT before they sell out or something
Cons: Cons? what cons?
Overall Review: idle around 28c, full load around 36c. unbelievable cpu
Pros: Still kind of surreal that X2 dual core CPUs are now going for this low! It was too good to pass up. 2.8GHz Orthos stable 3 hours in and still going. Thats faster than a stock E4400 easily, and near E6600 stock in comparitive speed for MUCH less than half the price!
Cons: It doesnt tie my shoes
Overall Review: a 900Mhz overclock, a 2.8GHz brisbane w/ 2x512k is about X2 5200+ speeds. Also good if you have an AM2 board, you can upgrade next year to AMDs new architecture chips "Barcelona/Agena" Quad cores.
Pros: 12 pipes, 256MB of 256bit DDR3 memory and Shader model 3.0/HDR. Got this card when it was on sale for 185. Amazing card for its price. Upgraded from 6600GT to this and there is a huge difference. I overclocked this puppy to 490 core, 1.15 memory(can easily do 1.2 but I dont wanna stress the memory too much just yet) and its screaming.
Overall Review: This card will play any game you want at 1024 resolution on high for this year easily. I'll be upgrading sometime in 2007 for a DX10 card.