Re: Phenom II 955 vs i7 920 vs Q9650 in GAMING
If you are using it solely for gaming it would be better to go for the Phenom II 955. It seems to excel past the others in gaming. I personally have one and have never been disappointed with its performance at all. The intels can keep up with it at lower resolutions but get beat at higher resolutions. It will be a little cheaper to go for the AMD as well.
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