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Old 01-19-2010, 09:23 PM   #1
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Question Phenom II Vs Athlon II AM3

I'm thinking about building a new PC, and was wonder which way to go with the cpu. I would like the pc to be for everyday internet, MS office, and some gaming (nothing too crazy though-bioshock, spore, red alert 3)

Would i be better off with a Phenom II dual core at a faster speed or an athlon II triple or quad core at a lower speed?

These are some of the cpus ive been looking at-
http://www.circuitcity.com/applicati...073&CatId=4919
http://www.circuitcity.com/applicati...072&CatId=4919
http://www.circuitcity.com/applicati...818&CatId=4919
http://www.circuitcity.com/applicati...457&CatId=4431
http://www.circuitcity.com/applicati...301&CatId=4431
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triple or quad.
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Depends on what you're doing honestly.The athlons will multitask better, but the Phenom will game better unless the game supports more than 2 threads.
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If you're going to be doing everyday internet, MS Office, and some gaming then go with the Anthlon. Like Mutant Corn said, the Anthlon will multitask better for you.
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