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Originally Posted by Th0m0_202 View Post
thats only on the black edition cpu's. standard ones have a locked multi. OP just get the athlon if its a server why do you need a quad phenom? a new dual core athlon will be fine and cheap to buy and run

nevermind wrong thread >.< get the phenomII if you have the money. my brother had an athlonII @3.8 i had my old 550 non be @3.1 and we had fairly similar systems back then and i managed to put do him in 3dmarks on the cpu side. go for the phenom and enjoy the high clockspeeds and all that
Good call. had forgotten there is a BE phenom and a non BE phenom.
 
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I love my athlon II 620 every bit as much as any phenom II I've owned myself (550, 955, 1090T).

The Athlon II quads run much cooler at same voltages and clocks as the Phenom II quads.

The L3 cache is another mixed bag. It's faster than memory and runs even faster if you OC the CPU-NB, but is less significant if your memory is already fast and low latency already. L3 becomes more significant at higher CPU clock speeds.

Since BD is right around the corner, I'd just get the cheapest Athlon II you can find and OC it to the maximum.

That BC game, from what I hear, is coded quite inefficiently, and you might not even see an improvement moving to a quad anyway. Play that game on a console like it was meant to be played.
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I love my athlon II 620 every bit as much as any phenom II I've owned myself (550, 955, 1090T).

The Athlon II quads run much cooler at same voltages and clocks as the Phenom II quads.

The L3 cache is another mixed bag. It's faster than memory and runs even faster if you OC the CPU-NB, but is less significant if your memory is already fast and low latency already. L3 becomes more significant at higher CPU clock speeds.

Since BD is right around the corner, I'd just get the cheapest Athlon II you can find and OC it to the maximum.

That BC game, from what I hear, is coded quite inefficiently, and you might not even see an improvement moving to a quad anyway. Play that game on a console like it was meant to be played.
bc runs better on a quad XD but the athlon does run cooler >.< but! if the op isnt upgrading to bulldozer then he might aswell go for the better option now
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I feel like I have to stand up for the Athlon II X3 here,especially the 450 for $70.The new ones are mostly great overclockers,and they hold their own against Phenom's in most applications.Some unlock to full Denabs,though not likely.
proof

If you check on HWBOT this X3 450 matches any Phenom II X4 in SuperPi32m at the same speeds.The lack of L3 is a bonus in many cases,as Damric pointed out.
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