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post #21 of 42
Simplest definition.

Phenom: Best performance for gamers.

Ahtlon: Best value for non-gamers.
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Originally Posted by Abs.exe View Post
Tell your friend that you both have a crappy cpu.
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That really doesn't make sense... I wouldn't consider anything above an Athlon II x2 245 a "crappy CPU". Sure, underpowered for certain tasks but by far plenty for most tasks. When you consider the uses of the PC and the budget of the person building it, there are very few CPUs that are priced at such a point to be a determent. Intel and AMD are generally very good about pricing their processors at competitive price points. As for being crappy, no recent processor fits that category...
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Tell your friend that you both have a crappy cpu.
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Fanboy troll much?

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Phenom its newer tech
^This. Although Phenom II and Athlon II are based on the Athlon 64.
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Athlon II X4 = not BE, no L3 cache (can be unlocked), lower stock clock speeds
Phenom II X4 = can BE, full L3 cache, higher binned, higher clock speeds, OCs better

thats about it.
    
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Tell your friend that you both have a crappy cpu.
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i really, really want to report this troll.
    
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Athlon IIs should be about 90% the performance of Phenom IIs, due to lack of L3 Cache for games and programs that benefit from it.
     
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post #27 of 42
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Fanboy troll much?
What's that saying about calling the kettle black?

Anyways.. @OP, are you referring to phenom I or II and athlon I or athlon II? Phenom will be better than athlon as long as they are from the same generation. Athlon II might be better than phenom I, but not better than phenom II.
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post #28 of 42
For the most part, phenom. Well Phenom II atleast
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post #29 of 42
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What's that saying about calling the kettle black?
Huh? I just got called a fanboy by a moderator? (That is how it sounded to me,anyway...)
Yeah,that's so professional.
Edited by Heavy MG - 5/16/11 at 3:46pm
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post #30 of 42
Not enough information. What are the exact CPU models of each. There are a lot of Phenom and Athlon series CPUs and here they are (not in any particular order):

Athlon 64
Athlon 64 X2
Athlon X2 (Basically Phenom I X2)
Phenom I X3
Phenom I X4
Athlon II X2
Athlon II X3
Athlon II X4
Phenom II X2
Phenom II X3
Phenom II X4
Phenom II X6

I could have even gone father back than Athlon 64 but I'm assuming he has at least something newer than that and based on you stating his is 3.1GHz, it's probably an Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz. If you have a Phenom 9950BE 2.6GHz, his is a little faster when both are at stock.
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