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How does it stack up to other processors. Out of pure curiosity, how much does it compare to an i7 930? I know that obviously the i7 beats the living hell out of it but by how much.

Also would this CPU bottleneck any GPU?

I'm currently on a Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1GHz. How would the X3 425 compare to that?

PS: Would it be worth it to upgrade (add $120) and get a X6 1055T? I don't own any.
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do you want to build a desktop?

some games and software may use more than 2 core

its like 35% from i7-930

1055 is good but you need to o.c.
   
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do you want to build a desktop?

some games and software may use more than 2 core
Mainly a gaming computer. I'm just wondering. I just don't want to buy something and regret it down the road. You know.
    
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Little more cash would get you a Athlon II X4.
    
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Little more cash would get you a Athlon II X4.
Yes but is that one core worth the $40?
    
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Yes but is that one core worth the $40?
I you like to OC maybe,less of a bottleneck,and more future proof if more software gets multicore written.
    
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I you like to OC maybe,less of a bottleneck,and more future proof if more software gets multicore written.
So that processor will bottleneck a good Video Card? Damn...
    
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Just don't get a top-of-the-line graphics card. I'm almost certain you won't be disappointed if you get a 5770 with the Athlon. Heck, I'm rather impressed by my single-core Sempron 140 with an ATI 4830.

And, by the way, that Sempron is much quicker than the C2D in my laptop.
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Just don't get a top-of-the-line graphics card. I'm almost certain you won't be disappointed if you get a 5770 with the Athlon. Heck, I'm rather impressed by my single-core Sempron 140 with an ATI 4830.

And, by the way, that Sempron is much quicker than the C2D in my laptop.
Wait, wait, wait. So let's say I want to run a 5850 in my set-up. The X3 425 will bottleneck the 5850?
    
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If you want an Athlon II get an X3 440. I got one and it unlocked to a 3GHz quad with no extra volts. It's perfect if you have a midrange video card like a 5770.

However if you plan on running a 5850 I suggest a Phenom II X4.

The X4 955 is the best deal going, but you can unlock an X2 550/555 or X3 720 to four cores for much cheaper.
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