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Old 09-19-2010, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default What would you prefer?

I have a choice of two processors. I can choose from:

AMD phenom ii X2 Dual-Core @ 3.1 GHz
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AMD Athlon ii X4 Quad- Core @ 2.6 GHz

What would be better in games and overall performance? Thanks
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:52 PM   #2
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Apps are increasingly going threaded, so optimally, more threads in the long term. You won't miss the L3 cache all that much in most games. Athlon II X4 gets my vote.
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Thanks, any other opinions?
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:58 PM   #4
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I would also go with the X4. DEFINATLEY for overall performance, and as og said, more and more games are multi-threaded these days.
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Okay thanks alot! looks like im going to go for the quad! thanks for ur help and +1 to everyone
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X4= More performance
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