real question is, will it improve the real-world speed of my
computer? Not unless you play games, and if you have to have
the best of the best to play your games at the highest resolution
with everything turned on then this is your processor and the
GeForce 256 is currently your video card to rock and roll with
baby! But the truth is, your word documents wont look any better
or produce letters faster by having such a fast processor. The
only reason for one of these powerhouses is computer gaming.
If gaming is not important to you then there is not much reason
for you to have anything more than 650 let alone 850.
SiSoft Sandra Scores
1691 it/s Integer/MMX
1105 it/s FPU/3D Now
CPU 245 MB/s
FPU 206 MB/s
combo is excellently priced considering everything you get,
the processor, case, and motherboard. I could always say that
the price is coming down, though. If you wait the price always
will come down but you have to make the plunge sometime and
just accept that fact.
Athlon 800mhz model is a good deal especially with the discount
that Gen X Tech gives you for mentioning Speedy 3D. It offers
top-of-line performance that will keep you fragging happily
until Quake 4. The GTX-912 Server Case is very good, and it
is a very cool case when it comes to taking the heat away from
your hardware. If you are looking for a new Mid-Tower case I
would definitely give this one a look, as it is feature packed.
The Combo will last you a long time if you can upgrade your
video card every 6 months or at least once a year.
Gen X Tech is offering a special deal to all of you who read
this review and here it is: You get a $75 discount and Free
Shipping for Speedy 3D visitors on their 800 and 850mhz Full
Athlon OC Combos. The deal that they are offering is available
online only and you will have to mention Speedy 3D to get the
price. The deal is good until March 10, 2000 and is they are
selling you the same setup as the one I just reviewed. http://www.genxtechcomp.com/amd_occombos.htm
- 9.0 Performace - 9.0
Overall - 9.0