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Hey guys thought I would ask for your opinion regarding these two builds.

Build 1:
  • Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
  • Athlon II X2 270 3.4GHz Dual Core
  • Nvidia GT 610 1GB


Build 2:
  • Asrock FM2A55M-DGS
  • AMD A4-4000 3.2GHz Dual Core
  • IGP: Radeon HD 7480D


Overall which is better and why?

Thanks smile.gif

EDIT:

Sorry I made a mistake, build is with an Nvidia GT 610 1GB card.
Edited by munaim1 - 5/18/13 at 10:01am
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the A4 4000 build would whip the first build. the processor is on par, if not better, the graphics are better, but the motherboard is worse. since you most likely arent going to be overclocking or anything, it will work fine.
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I agree with the poopscoper on this one.
The GT610 is the same level as the intel HD 3000, which is worse than the IGP on the A4 according to here: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php

I can't find the A4-4000 anywhere, but A4s will be a tiny bit weaker than the Athlon unless its a 5300 according to here: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

PS: I'm sorry for using passmark, but they have the most complete database.
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I agree with the poopscoper on this one.
The GT610 is the same level as the intel HD 3000, which is worse than the IGP on the A4 according to here: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php

I can't find the A4-4000 anywhere, but A4s will be a tiny bit weaker than the Athlon unless its a 5300 according to here: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

PS: I'm sorry for using passmark, but they have the most complete database.
the A4-4000 is the new Richland series it would whip that old athlon

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AMD A4-4000 is the 1st Richland based APU (available now)


Dual-core "Richland" • TDP: 65W • Manufacturing process: 32nm • UMI: 5GT / s • L2 cache: 1MB shared • Stepping: not specified • IGP: Radeon HD 7480D, 720MHz, 128 shaders • Memory controller: Dual Channel PC3 -12800U (DDR3-1600) • SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AES, AVX, CLMUL, XOP, FMA3, FMA4, CVT16, NX bit, AMD64, AMD-V, Cool'n'Quiet, Eyefinity




UK £34.50
http://www.cclonline.com/product/111476/AD4000OKHLBOX/CPU-Processors/AMD-A4-4000-3-2-GHz-Dual-Core-Accelerated-Processing-Unit/CPU0198/

Europe - AMD A4-4000, 2x 3.20GHz, boxed (AD4000OKHLBOX) from € 36.98
http://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/amd-a4-4000-ad4000okhlbox-a942355.html
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Are you buying prebuilt or?
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The Gigabyte motherboard is good for OCing btw. I got an AII x4 635 from 2.9 to 3.5 GHz with it.
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Quote:
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Are you buying prebuilt or?

Prebuilt?? What is that lol??

Nah I'm building a few systems for some clients and both builds are pretty much the same in terms of costs, (Including case, HDD, RAM and PSU) retail around £220, trade around £160 and sale price around £260. I just wanted to know overall which was better, my AMD knowledge is not quite up there yet redface.gif


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The Gigabyte motherboard is good for OCing btw. I got an AII x4 635 from 2.9 to 3.5 GHz with it.

Ah thanks for the info, it's possible that build 2 will likely have the Asrock FM2-A75M-DGS, I may be able to swap it for the A55 for a couple more £.
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