Re: Athlon II x2 vs. i3
Id say, that you'd be better usng the Phenom II X2 rather than the athlon II X2. the i3 is going to be faster than the athlon II X2 because the athlon is more in the core 2 Duo sort of area. Whereas the Phehom II X2 is more in line with i3/i5 and the Phenom II x4 is more in-line with the i5 quads/i7s.
hope this helped.
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