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    AMD X2 6000 @3.1GHZ

    AMD Phenom X3 8450 @2.1GHZ

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    According to this article the phenom is 9% slower than the 6000 Dual core.....

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    For gaming though, you would be better being concerned with the best SLI or Crossfire motherboard and selection of graphics cards.

    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...

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    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

    Original Poster

    bump it up

    DelBoy100;3308679

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