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PC Builders What CPU Should i get

DelBoy100 Avatar
8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
what would be better for Gaming

AMD X2 6000 @3.1GHZ

AMD Phenom X3 8450 @2.1GHZ
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
According to this article the phenom is 9% slower than the 6000 Dual core.....

http://amdandintel.blogspot.com/2008/05/amd-phenom-x3-vs-amd-athlon-x2-3-core.html

For gaming though, you would be better being concerned with the best SLI or Crossfire motherboard and selection of graphics cards.
#2
Games are not very adapted to multi-core CPU's, very rarely more than 2, so the extra clockspeed of the X2 will give it a decent lead over the Phenom in most games. Graphics card is most important though - personally I wouldn't bother with the SLi/Crossfire route but get a decent single card (something like a Radeon 4850 or better if your budget will allow).

Worth looking at Intel Core 2 as well if you havent got the motherboard yet - I'm an AMD fan but the Core 2 is a great chip and signifcantly outperforms the AMD offerings at similar clockspeeds...
#3
I am upgrading from a X2 4800 as it quite old and with i have now sold

I noticed a few games are starting to need requirement of X2 5200 or better

so the x2 6000 would last me quite a while

if i get the X2 6000 (Brisbane Core) I wont have to upgrade my Motherboard (with would save me money)

this is the sytem i will use it on

ALiveNF5-eSATA2+
x-fi SC
2gb Ram
9600gt
#4
bump it up
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DelBoy100;3308679
I noticed a few games are starting to need requirement of X2 5200 or better


TBH I wouldn't read too much into the system requirements for CPU. The graphics card is far more important. If you are upgrading from a 2.5GHz 4800+ you can expect around a 20% boost in CPU performance which isn't really that much; its certainly not the difference between games running and not running.

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