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The cost difference would be best spent on a better GPU, so I'd go with the Athlon.
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Yeah, but the 955 will probably last longer for gaming (in the future)?
    
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Hi Guys,

I have posted this link a couple of times on OCN as this question seems to come up alot!

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ache,2416.html

It is a fairly good review and shows the small difference the L3 cache makes on games. No real massive difference. It really is up to you OP if you want to spend the extra and have potential easier OC options in future from an unlocked Multi in the BE version Phenom II.
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post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by thegreatsquare View Post
The cost difference would be best spent on a better GPU, so I'd go with the Athlon.
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Yeah, but the 955 will probably last longer for gaming (in the future)?
Not really. A difference of L3 cache does not really mean much more longevity. Or to put it another way, what does a 5-10% performance difference between two 3-4 year old CPUs mean today?
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Well, I made my choice, Athlon II x4 640 it will be.
The difference in gaming are almost null when you get at 1680x1050.
And most game have better FPS 'cause of the higher GHZ and not 'cause of the L3 cache. So a little overclock will make it for.
    
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