Re: Best Budget Skt 939 CPU ????
Well, you have to specify if you want dual core or single core, but since that's dual core, I'll show you the dual core options. Assuming you don't want to go into the FX series of Athlons (because the dual core ones are very expensive), your options are basically the following (pricing off newegg):
Athlon X2 4200+ (2.2 GHz, 1MB L2 cache total, $185)
4400+ (2.2 GHz, 2MB L2, $225)
4600+ (2.4 GHz, 1MB L2, $235)
4800+ (2.4 GHz, 2MB L2, $280)
So for $55 dollars more, you can get 0.2 GHz higher clock speed. Or for $10 more, get 0.2 GHz faster but give up 1 MB L2 cache. Not a big difference in performance, unless you want the bragging rights.
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