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Is the Athlon II X4 635 Processor better than Phenom X3 8750?

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I'm asking this because the Battlefield 3 system requirements are Phenom X3 8750 or better and I'm not sure my CPU is better than Phenom X3 8750. frown.gif
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The 635 beats the 8750 by ~3000 points in 3D Mark Vantage CPU test. So yes the 635 is fine for the requirements.
 
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Should be alright with an overclock, I would look at your video card first
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Quote:
Originally Posted by snoball;14617153 
The 635 beats the 8750 by ~3000 points in 3D Mark Vantage CPU test. So yes the 635 is fine for the requirements.

Thank you so much. I thought Phenom was always better than Athlon. What's the difference between Athlon and Phenom?
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Older vs newer architecture. The first generation of Phenom CPUs sucked from what I know. Plus you're talking a triple core vs. a quad.
 
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post #6 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Relevant Wing;14617155 
Should be alright with an overclock, I would look at your video card first

I'm getting a HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870, is that a good card?
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post #7 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by thenerdal;14617111 
I'm asking this because the Battlefield 3 system requirements are Phenom X3 8750 or better and I'm not sure my CPU is better than Phenom X3 8750. frown.gif

Athlon II X3's and X4's have almost the same performance as Phenom II X3's and X4's when it comes to games.

Phenom II's tend to overclock better tho.
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post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by thenerdal;14617185 
I'm getting a HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870, is that a good card?

Yeah that should handle it perfectly fine
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by thenerdal;14617185 
I'm getting a HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870, is that a good card?

Yep, with a Athlon II x4 635 and a HD 6870 you are in great range for running BF3, sadly not near max though. I'm thinking you will hold the magical 60 FPS mark with your new rig, this is on medium spec.
 
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post #10 of 20
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Okay, thank you guys. biggrin.gif
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